Can eating instant noodles be considered unhealthy?

Philippines
June 8, 2010 5:30am CST
I once had an addiction to instant noodles, but a friend of mine told me it was unhealthy. I know too much of anything, in general, is not good, but are instant noodles bad to our health, or is beneficial?
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15 responses
@picjim (3003)
• India
8 Jun 10
My kids love those noodles.Too much of them may be bad because of their artificial preservatives and flavours.I prefer Chinese noodles with vegetables and chicken to these instant noodles.Chinese food is quite popular where i live in Hyderabad in India and the chicken they make and serve is far better than these instant noodles though a lot more expensive.
@picjim (3003)
• India
8 Jun 10
And the Noodles instead of chicken.Error regretted.
• Philippines
8 Jun 10
As a health advocate, I definitely say yes! It is because noodles usually are made up of high sodium content, not to mention about the additional monosodium glutamate added to their flavorings and not only that, there are some that contains soy sauces which is in fact rich in sodium as well... So in the end, you'll end up ruining your kidneys and making yourself at risk in acquiring hypertension. So just watch out... And be healthy and keep yourself safe...
• India
8 Jun 10
i belongs to doctor family and dats why i know these noodles are very unheathu for us...but those who are addicted cant stop themselves..like me
• India
8 Jun 10
hi i belongs to a doctor family and so i know noodles are really bad for health but i really cant control on myself...because i love noodles and i am like addicted
@amelly (1558)
• Malaysia
8 Jun 10
well,it is not good to our health because of many things..i can say much because i'm afraid that it might be wrong but my dad alsways says that it is not good..i still eat it now..but once a month or few times in a year..
@qianyun6 (2069)
• China
8 Jun 10
Of cause yes. There are too many antiseptics and food additives in instant noodles, and they are fried food. It can cause cancer if you eat too many. In addition, especially the bowl-packed ones, they are more convenient, but there is a layer of wax inside the bowl. When you eat the noodles, you may eat a little wax. Wax can not be digested, it will aggradate in your stomach and finally kill you.
• Philippines
8 Jun 10
my mother said that instant noodles is unhealthy because of the ingredients put in it. :)
• Philippines
8 Jun 10
Not every human takes food the same way. Some will eat fruits and vegetables and remain unhealthy which is costly. Now to save money (since even vegetables or other nutritious food dont work) someone only eat noodles. Dont know the name of the disease that keep humans who eat healthy food sick but why eat nutritious food when the nutrients just go down the drain?
@BART78 (2933)
• Canada
8 Jun 10
the noodles themselves are pretty harmless, the seasoning is the problem, usually the seasoning in the flavoring is composed of MSG or monosodium glutamate, this is harmful to people on low sodium diet or allergic to this stuff, and if the instant noodles have oil, another flavoring, this is another harmful because it is high in trans fat, my best advise is eat moderate or better to stay away with it..
@setsuna26 (2410)
• Philippines
8 Jun 10
Yes it is unhealthy in general to eat noodles most of the time.Another yes is that too much of everything is really bad.Maybe we can eat noodles as well but not on a regular basis because it will be considered bad.The nutritional value of noodles is not enough to sustain our needs all day long. Its better if we choose something much more healthier like vegetables and fruits in order to be healthier and active all day long.But as i said a lil bit of everything is fine for us too. You may eat noodles sometime if you want to just dont overdo it
• United States
8 Jun 10
Anything instant is generally bad to our health. :)
@doormouse (4619)
8 Jun 10
i think they are unhealthy,i would presume they are full of salt and artificial stuff,the fat free ones would be slightly better,as a snack every now and then it would be ok,but not every day
@rosie230 (1675)
8 Jun 10
I wouldn't have thought that noodles in general would be bad for your health, but it is probably all the other stuff that they put in with it that is. If you are worried about it, you should check the label and it will tell you what the fat content and things like that are, and then you would know how unhealthy it is. Just remember that your calories for a woman is 2500 a day and I think for a man 3000... so as long as you dont eat over that, you will be fine. But definitely check the label to see what it contains!
8 Jun 10
I like instant noodles too, and so do the kids. You are right, everything in life is to do ith balance. While instant noodles are not highly nutiritional they are not full of fats either. I foten make up my instant noodles and add some fresh stir fried vegetables to them to make a healthier meal for my children and I.
@max1950 (2313)
• United States
8 Jun 10
they are unhealthy because of the sodium content in that little pack.