Ramen noodles have become popular because of their cheap price and easy preparation, but do these conveniences really make the toxic intake worth saving a little money and time? You may have loved ramen in college, or you had some last night, whatever the case, you may want to rethink your future dinner decisions after watching this stomach-turning viral video that has recently been the top discussion on social media.
The “Smart Pill” Study
Dr. Braden Kuo of Massachusetts General Hospital used a small camera the size of a vitamin to video the 2-hour digestive process after eating ramen noodles. Normally we don’t know what is going on inside our bodies, but with this “smart pill” Dr. Kuo was able to record 32 hours and actually see the gut of someone digesting ramen.
TBHQ: Not Safe At Any Level
Drenched in sodium and the harmful preservative, TBHQ (Tertiary-butyl hydroquinone), these “savory” noodles are far from healthy. In case you wanted to know, TBHQ is a byproduct of the petroleum industry, is used to preserve cheap processed foods, and is not digestible or beneficial to the body. At high doses, the chemical caused tumors and damage to DNA in lab rats.
TBHQ is not safe to consume at any level of concentration, although if you look at the Nutrition Facts ingredient list when shopping, many foods unfortunately contain TBHQ. If this chemical is not safe to ingest at any level, then why is this preservative legal to use in the foods we put inside our bodies and inside our children’s bodies?
The FDA limits TBHQ to no more than 0.02 percent in a food. When an ingredient cannot be more than 0.02 percent due to unknown dangers, it may be best to eliminate this chemical altogether. What do you think?
- McDonalds chicken nuggets and french fries
- CHEEZ-IT Crackers made by Kelloggs
- Butterfinger chocolate and Reese’s Peanut butter cups
- Nestle Crunch
- Wheat Thins
- Microwave popcorn
- Pam cooking spray
- Aldi products
- Keebler Club crackers
- Kellogs eggo frozen waffles and many other kellog products
- Taco bell beans and some taco shells
- Teddy Grahams
- Red Barron frozen pizza
- Keebler Cookies
- Little Debbie
- Kellog’s Pop-Tarts
- Homestyle Peanut butter cookies
- Some forms of soymilk
- Different breads, cereals and crackers could contain TBHQ
- Crisco oil
- Some pet foods
- Many cosmetic products and baby products
- Some hair dyes lipsticks and eyeshadows
- Wrigley’s gum
- Little Debbies nutty bars and some M&M products
- KFC beans and fried chicken
See what happens inside your stomach after minutes of eating ramen noodles, and see how ramen compares to homemade ramen. How will they compare? Watch below:
Reader – After watching this video, will you still eat ramen noodles?