How Healthy is Instant Noodles for your Kids?

Do you give instant noodles to your kids?

I think most of us do because our kids love it so much. My toddler who is just one and a half year old loves it so much that he asks for more and more.
But we cannot blame our children completely on this, and you know why !;-)

But are we really bothered on how bad it is for our kids?
Here is a list of reasons why you should think twice before giving instant noodles to our kids

1.MSG is the real villain

MSG is a very common flavor enhancer found predominantly in processed foods which is known to cause headache and anxiety.It causes liver dysfunction and is proved to cause asthmatic responses in adults as well as children. Children with Asthmatic conditions should completely avoid MSG

2. Made from refined flour

Instant noodles is a processed food which contains 'maida' or refined flour which has no nutrients and just contains empty calories!

3.Trans-fats cause unnecessary weight gain

The trans fats which are added at the time of processing, is harmful for child's health and also adds on extra pounds.

4.High sodium levels

High sodium levels in the instant noodles act a preservative for increasing the shelf life. It can cause damage to your kid's internal organs.

5. Propylene glycol and other chemicals

Propylene glycol found in instant noodles, if used for long, may lead to slurred speech, heart diseases and kidney diseases.

To top all of these, recent studies have shown that instant noodles may cause psychological changes like violent behavior, stubbornness, mild guilt, etc in kids

So next time, you kids ask for noodles, you know what to do !;-)

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2 comments:

  1. all the facts are true but how to actually prevent them from eating it altogether? even if adults in the household don't eat it, kids learn at school or from other kids..

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    1. Thank u Dr. For this informative article....The nestle product maggi noodles in India will be ban.. As the food dept. Have found traces of mono sodium glutamate and lead in the samples.... and the endorsements have also put actress Madhuri Dixit in trouble for promotions...

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