health alert!!! The right way to cook instant noodles

Philippines
August 19, 2007 6:32am CST
Do you eat noodles... I mean those instant noodles? Do you know that there is a right way to cook instant noodles? The correct way to cook instant noodles without harming our bodies and health. Normally, how we cook the instant noodles is to put the noodles into a pot with water, throw in the powder and let it cook for 3 mins around and then ready to eat. This is the WRONG method of cooking the instant noodles. By doing this, when we actually boil the ingredients in the powder, normally with MSG, it will change the molecular structures of the MSG causing it to be toxic. The other thing that you may or may not realized is that, the noodles are coated with wax and it will take around 4 to 5 days for the body to excrete the wax after you have taken the noodles. CORRECT method , which you may or may not know, is to cook the noodles this way : 1. boil the noodles in a pot with water. 2. once the noodles is cooked, take out the noodles, and throw away the water which contains wax. 3. boil another pot of water till boiling and put the noodles into the hot boiling water and then shut the fire. 4. only at this stage when the fire is off, and while the water is very hot, put the ingredient with the powder into the water, to make noodle soup. 5. however, if you need dry noodles, take out the noodles n add the ingredient with the powder and toss it to get dry noodles. Please share this info and help save a life.
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42 responses
@brendakaya (2335)
• United States
18 Oct 07
Wow, thanks for the info. I had no idea about the wax. I don't cook alot of instant noodles at home. Where I work, though, they do cook alot of noodles. I need to let them know. I appreciate it.
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@jhoanee (598)
• Philippines
19 Oct 07
your tip is very much useful to almost all of us who eat noodles once in a while. others would eat it everyday and i think they get a very important tip with ur discussion. can i just ask something if u permit..where did u get this info? just curious coz i heard noodles is really not good for our body coz they contains preservatives which is not good on our health. when i heard about it i really refrain from eating noodles as much as possible. but my brohter really loves to eat it and almost everyday he eat noodles in his meal. pls if u can, can u share to us where did u get this info so that i can share it to my brother in a way that he really believes it and not just heresay. thanks for this information and maore power to all of us!!!!
@UNPINOY (361)
• Philippines
19 Oct 07
hello there. this one great alert warning. noodles is becoming a staple food now in the Philippines. Especially, children love noodles. I hope manufacturers be more responsible and us consumers must put forward our concerns to public. It is our healthy and safety that's at risk here. As you have done today, we can instill awareness in our own little ways....thanks so much, perry
@mykmari_08 (2466)
• Philippines
18 Oct 07
I love noodles, instant or not. And I'm not alone in this; because my siblings and my husband and also my daughter likes eating noodles. And thanks for the useful information. I don't know the right method of cooking these noodles until now that you've mentioned this. I'll try to cook them the right way the next time we have noodles for a meal. My only worry is; would it taste as delicious as before if we throw away or change the used water? Hope it won't because I really love eating noodles while they're still hot.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
19 Aug 07
good thing i seldom eat noodle soup! LOL looks like im doing the wrong cooking way with it. ^__^;; i will definitely remember this. i usually eat dry noodles and im happy to know that im doing the right way of cooking it! LOL God why did they make MSG! LOL
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@jarves (814)
• Philippines
19 Aug 07
Hey, I did not know this! I eat a lot of noodles many times. I am very glad to have read this discussions. Now I sure know how to cook my noodles the healthy way. I hope this would help out other mylot users out there that eat noodles. Thanks!
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@rinaaus (1203)
• Australia
19 Aug 07
It's really realy good tips. Yes i knew it. I eat instant noodle regularly. First I don't know, my husband show me the way you said here, and tell me the reason why that is not really the reasons you said here. When you boil the noodle at the first stage, you will take all the food color, food preservative that is not good for our body.
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• United States
29 Dec 07
Wow very good information thank you. I knew that it was bad but didn't know it was toxic. I lived on these for a long time when I was a student. It was easy to make and cheap but now I know not to cook it the way I use to and to let people I know how to cook it the proper way...be it that this process takes a little bit of work where as the other one is simple and easy...I would opt to do it the way you said just so that I can be safe...
@phon4u (2217)
• Laos
29 Dec 07
Your tips are very useful. My friends will take them when they cook, but if they are hungry, they may think about preparing in advance.
• United States
28 Dec 07
It's amazing how much crap is in the food we eat. Makes you want to make your own everything. But then again we're all too lazy haha.
@andak2007 (3229)
• Philippines
28 Dec 07
I have read this last week and i know cook the noodles just like the tips you have given me and now when my kids request for noodles im confident that they will not be harmed with the food that i served them, of course i try to get away with it as much as i can, eating them always is just as bad...better eat fresh foods right?
• United States
28 Dec 07
Hi lucky_witch! I had never heard this before, thank you for the information. My husband eats a ton of instant noodles and I doubt he'll like hearing that he's eating wax. I hope he will take your advice and cook them differently from now on.
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
21 Dec 07
Well, I didn't know that is the wrong way of cooking my noodles all this year. Thanks for the tip and I will keep that in mind.
@ggaaiill (196)
• Philippines
2 Oct 07
Thanks lucky witch. I will print a copy of the steps and post it in the fridge door. My siblings love to eat and eat instant noodles. There is no harm in trying the procedure though. Better safe than sorry :) If you have any other help tips to share, please do share it with the group. Thank you and god bless
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
2 Oct 07
WOW! I didn't know all that. Normally, I just cook the noodles..drain water..add butter/cheese/powder and eat it that way. I'll remember that next time I actually make soup to drain the water off and use different water. Thanks!!
• United States
22 Aug 07
Thanks for the info I do not eat instand noodles very often. I am dieting so I do not eat noodles hardly at all. When I cook noodles or pasta I usually rince it after cooking it then rewarm it. My mom taught me that so the noodles do not stick together.
• India
21 Aug 07
Hey Thanks for this valuable input & information My Friend Thanks a Lot
@cutieissa (413)
• Philippines
21 Aug 07
OMIGOD!!! i cook my noodles the way you described as the wrong way! and i eat a lot of noodles, huhu! thanks so much for sharing this with us. people from asia will certainly be thankful for this coz we eat a lot of noodles and thus unknowingly harm our bodies. again, thanks and i'll share this with others. though the correct way to cook takes a little longer huh? hehe
@KrauseHome (36220)
• United States
21 Aug 07
Interesting thoughts and share here. I never have the time since I am at work when I usually eat something like these, and have to do it in the Microwave, but this is some Great information here. Thanks for sharing.
@34momma (13893)
• United States
20 Aug 07
that is just crazy!! for all of that trouble i would just stop eating them. i don't eat them any longer anyway, but now that i know you have to go through all of that to cook them well i rather not bother. yet thanks for the info i am going to let those i love know not to cook them the way they have been