The way how to eat the instant noodles healthily

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@youless (87136)
Guangzhou, China
February 10, 2013 8:20pm CST
Many people are afraid that eating instant noodles often will be unhealthy. It is true. But do you know that actually you can have it in a healthy way? For example, you can boil the water and then add the instant noodles inside. Cook it for a while and then eat it. Besides, don't add all the spice and seasoning package inside the instant noodles. Usually I will add a little of it or I don't add it at all. After cooking it, I will add a little salt with soy sauce instead.
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@dandan07 (1908)
• China
11 Feb 13
I do not think instant noodles is health. When I take them, I will put an egg and some vegetables in it to make is healther, but I think the noodles itself is junk, I only take it when I do not have other to take. The sauce with the noodles contain many kind of chemicals which is not good to health, to make your noodle healthier, you should get the sauce away and use some vegetable and a bit salt instead.
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@Hatley (159313)
• Garden Grove, California
11 Feb 13
hi dandano noodles by themselves are not unhealthy its the package of salt and chemicals that is unhealthy as I am a diabetic and i can eat noodles and get good nourishment from them and they do not raise my blood sugar. Pasta is nourishing so whoever says otherwise does not kbow good nutritionl
@youless (87136)
• Guangzhou, China
16 Feb 13
If you don't add the seasoning pack, I think it is alright to have the instant noodles.
@jenny1015 (13394)
• Philippines
17 Feb 13
That's great! At least you know that there was something healthy in it.
@Mavic123456 (7910)
• Thailand
11 Feb 13
if you add, vegetables with it and hard boiled egg, it will be healthier.
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@Angelpink (4023)
• Philippines
11 Feb 13
That is what we are doing Mavic ! Adding some green leafy vegetable , this is more healthier and tastier ! Being resourceful is the best thing that we need to do being in the era where all food are precooked and preserved. We can help buying it ,and its okay let us just add some ways to make our food nutritious and safe.
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• Thailand
11 Feb 13
and if it is not regular or every day, it i is still okay.. we can not really avoid it, and sometimes, we crave for it.
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@youless (87136)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Feb 13
I totally agree to it.
@julyteen (13261)
• Davao, Philippines
11 Feb 13
Unlike before when I was still teens I love to eat noodles, now it's quite different. My wife mixed the noodles with some vegetables and the seasoning inside she didn't used it to add the good taste. She used our normal seasoning at home.
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@youless (87136)
• Guangzhou, China
15 Feb 13
When we grow up, we will pay attention to the healthy food at first rather than the taste.
@julyteen (13261)
• Davao, Philippines
16 Feb 13
That's the difference between adult and kids. Kids love the taste of any food.
• China
11 Feb 13
You know the instant noodle a thing or two.I agree with you.The seasoning doesn't have any nutritional content in it,even it is likely to be unsanitary.I used to eat the instant noodles when I was on a business trip.Now I rarely eat it.Happy the Spring Festival!
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@youless (87136)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Feb 13
I hope you will have a nice Chinese New Year
• China
15 Feb 13
Thank you very much!
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@scheng1 (24948)
• Singapore
11 Feb 13
Hi Youless, yes, the noodle is healthy but not the seasonings. The chemicals are all in the seasonings. I seldom add the seasonings, or when I do add it, I do not drink the soup. I think boiling a piece of chicken bone before adding the noodle is good enough to provide taste to the noodle. Just hope that they can come up with healthy seasonings, so that we can enjoy the food without worry about health.
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@Hatley (159313)
• Garden Grove, California
11 Feb 13
hi scheng1 just add your own seasoning like Rosemary, thyme, majoram those kinds of things as they are healthy.
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@youless (87136)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Feb 13
It is wise not to add the seasoning except for something like rosemary because they are natural.
@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Feb 13
THose noodles have alot of sodium in them and are not that healthy. It is good to add things to it or have it with a salad. Do you use the soy sauce with reduced salt?
@youless (87136)
• Guangzhou, China
13 Feb 13
If I don't use the instant noodles seasoning, it is already very healthy because it contains a lot of salt and other chemical stuff.
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@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
14 Feb 13
The salt and chemicals ISN"T healthy.
@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
11 Feb 13
I thought noodles were actually healthy, I didn't realize they were deemed to be unhealthy, aren't they an ideal carb food for energy. Are they really fattening. I can't remember the last time I ate noodles to be honest.
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@youless (87136)
• Guangzhou, China
16 Feb 13
Since the instant noodles are deep fried and therefore people will think they are unhealthy.
@KrauseHome (33368)
• United States
11 Feb 13
Well, back when my Grandmother was alive, she used to cook these up quite a bit and then serve them with the meat, etc. as a cheaper side dish. She would usually also add in some vegetables or something to give it a little more flavor. But adding something like Soy Sauce is a good alternative, and a way to spice it up as well.
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@youless (87136)
• Guangzhou, China
16 Feb 13
Soy sauce is quite common used here.
11 Feb 13
i just treat them as something that i have every so often which then means that i am not bothered by if its unhealthy purely because if i am being healthy the rest of the week then a treat once a week does not seem like a problem. i like to add pieces of chicken to the noodles though which is a nice addition to them.
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@youless (87136)
• Guangzhou, China
15 Feb 13
It is nice to add the chicken into the noodles.
@May2k8 (3632)
• Indonesia
11 Feb 13
I am almost every day to eat instant noodles, probably because my body condition was not so easily attacked by diseases have developed resistance to the substances contained therein.
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@youless (87136)
• Guangzhou, China
15 Feb 13
But it is still better not to eat the instant noodles so often.
@Angelpink (4023)
• Philippines
11 Feb 13
With a fast moving world , i guess all are in rush for work and for business or for some other stuff and this mean health will bit suffer for we have no time to go to market and but fresh foods . We resort to what is available that could feed our hungry stomach , without anymore thinking what nutrients our body is getting like in numerous food chain that we have and those foods in cup and cans . Nothing so dangerous if seldom we eat it but if we always do then health would be at risk . If we will eat those noodles are extender would make it more nutritious such vegetables and eggs and a lot more in our garden , all we need is an initiative to do it. Remember health is wealth !
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@youless (87136)
• Guangzhou, China
15 Feb 13
As long as you don't it quite often, I think it is alright.
11 Feb 13
Im the type of person who finds instant noodles quite salty, but what I've found is that they have reduced sodium instant noodles which in my opinion tastes just fine, contrary to my friends who hate it because of how bland it is.
@youless (87136)
• Guangzhou, China
15 Feb 13
If you don't add the seasoning pack, it will not be salty.
• United States
11 Feb 13
Healthily? If you read the label, it is clear that instant noodles are not "healthy" even if one does not add all of the seasoning package. If you're going to eat them, do so. However, don't tell yourself that what you are eating is healthy. It isn't.
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@youless (87136)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Feb 13
I just want to eat it in a better way
@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
11 Feb 13
As far as possible refrain from taking instant noodles as these noodles are not good at all. They have zero nutrients and only keep us full temporarily. In the long run we get sick of consuming instant noodles regularly. The noodles itself is coated with preservatives and the spices contained too much aji.
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@youless (87136)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Feb 13
Yes, the preservatives are available in the noodles and I think this is why they can keep for a long time.
@rog0322 (2834)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
11 Feb 13
Hi, I like instant noodles but if I am the one preparing it. I usually mix in Malungay (Moringa) leaves, eggs and/or fish to season the taste. That way, I can make more tasteful and nutritious too.
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@youless (87136)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Feb 13
Nice method
@ElicBxn (60069)
• United States
11 Feb 13
do you mean like ramen noodles? I can't use the seasoning packet at all, so I just add chicken broth when I want some.
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@youless (87136)
• Guangzhou, China
13 Feb 13
I meant instant noodles.
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@cupkitties (6702)
• United States
11 Feb 13
Mostly I drain the water and add only soy sauce. My girls like them with an egg added in while the noodles cook. Its pretty good with veggies too. I usually just put the season pack somewhere that my step mom can use. She has a fit if I throw them away.
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@youless (87136)
• Guangzhou, China
13 Feb 13
Adding the egg and vegetables into the instant noodles is a nice method.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
11 Feb 13
I am the same way, I will add a little soya sauce to mine. I don't like the seasoning, I have been buying these chinese noodles that are plain from the store.
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@youless (87136)
• Guangzhou, China
13 Feb 13
The instant noodles seasoning is usually very salty.
@Hatley (159313)
• Garden Grove, California
11 Feb 13
hi youless that is the healthy way the p roblem with the seasoning packet it contains so much salt. adding some of my own herbs too wouyl be healthy,.I love the flavor of instant noodles with low salt soya sauce.yummy .
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@youless (87136)
• Guangzhou, China
16 Feb 13
Currently we also use the low salt soya sauce. It seems it tastes better.
@maharlikah (1045)
• Philippines
15 Feb 13
Noodles is one of mosat people choose when in a grocery store. Even myself too. But I stooped buying noodles because of a post in facebook that one of it's ingredients is somewhat like an ingredient used in styrophor(I am not sure of the spelling :-))
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• Philippines
15 Feb 13
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@youless (87136)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Feb 13
I am glad to hear that.