During winter season, one of the best comfort food that you’ll definitely crave for is definitely a bowl of Ramen. Delicious right? Let me share to you this article and tell me if you’ll still eat Ramen afterwards.
A recent study conducted by Dr. Kuo, a gastrointestinal specialist revealed that Ramen contains Tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ) and is a by-product of the petroleum industry and food additive that is frequently used to preserve cheap processed foods. This chemical is not digestible or beneficial in any way.
Dr. Kuo conducted an experiment of a time-lapse video of 2 hours and 20 minute duration inside a stomach of a Subject who consumed Ramen.
“What we see here is a stomach contracting back and forth as it’s trying to grind up the ramen noodles,” Dr. Kuo says. “The most striking thing about our experiment when you looked at a time interval, say in one or two hours, we noticed a processed ramen noodles were less broken down than homemade ramen noodles”, noted Dr. Kuo.
Tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ) is sprayed on food or on the packaging to prevent discoloration and changes to flavor and odor. Small amounts of TBHQ may not kill you, but it can have long-term effects on the health like weakening the organs and contributing to the onset of cancers and tumors. FDA says TBHQ can’t exceed 0.02 percent of its oil and fat content.
Higher doses have shown negative health effects on lab animals, like producing precursors to stomach tumors and damage to DNA. Ingestion of a single gram has caused the following:
- Anaphylactic shock
- Ringing in the ears/ Tinnitus
- Sense of suffocation
- Night Tremors
Here is a list of other foods that contains TBHQ that you might want to check and remember to avoid:
– McDonald’s chicken nuggets
– CHEEZ-IT crackers
– Butterfinger chocolate and Reese’s
– Nestle Crunch
– Wheat Thins
– Microwave popcorn
– Pam cooking spray
– Aldi products
– Keebler Club products
– Eggo frozen waffles
– Taco bell beans
– Teddy Grahams
– Red Barron froze pizza
– Keebler cookies
– Little Debbie
– Kellogg’s pop tarts
– Homestyle peanut butter cookies
– Crisco oil
– Wrigley’s gum
– KFC beans and fried chicken.
They say prevention is always better than cure. So if I were you, right after you’ve read this article, make a change in your eating habits and try to avoid the following foods enumerated to prevent you from having diseases that you might actually regret in the future.