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?
Take a minute to remember this list so you can avoid consuming harmful TBHQ:
McDonalds chicken nuggets and french fries
CHEEZ-IT Crackers made by Kelloggs
Butterfinger chocolate and Reese’s Peanut butter cups
Pam cooking spray
Keebler Club crackers
Kellogs eggo frozen waffles and many other kellog products
Taco bell beans and some taco shells
Red Barron frozen pizza
Homestyle Peanut butter cookies
Some forms of soymilk
Different breads, cereals and crackers could contain TBHQ
Some pet foods
Many cosmetic products and baby products
Some hair dyes lipsticks and eyeshadows
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?