Monday, January 26, 2015

Stuff to Stop Eating Right Now

The word "dangerous" isn't one we would normally associate with ramen noodles, or any of the other noodley bowls of comfort in cups. But researchers have discovered that there is a definite link between consumption of this bargain basement delicacy and risk of developing cardiometabolic syndrome -- what we laymen call heart disease, diabetes, and stroke, and, of course, obesity.

This article from explains the findings of a study conducted in South Korea, where people have experienced significant increases recently in the diseases we normally associate with a Western diet (see above).
Dr. Shin, who led the study on behalf of the Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital (BHVH), found that eating instant noodles two or more times a week was associated with cardiometabolic syndrome, which raises a person's likelihood of developing heart disease and other conditions, such as diabetes and stroke.
Anyone trying to loose weight and/or eat healthy knows that a bowl of noodles is a not on the menu--it contains no fiber, no protein, no nutrition, you might as well eat the container, for all the good it's doing you. And speaking of the container ...
Another potential factor in the gender difference is a chemical called bisphenol A (BPA), which is used for packaging the noodles in Styrofoam containers. Studies have shown that BPA interferes with the way hormones send messages through the body, specifically estrogen.
That's right. The study showed that the potential for harm was greater in women,  possibly because of biological  differences between the genders.

See this? Never eat this.
This either.

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