Instant noodles are a popular go-to lunch or dinner for those
who are strapped for time (or cash), like college students.
While you probably don’t consider them a health food, you may
think they’re not that bad, or, at least,
not as bad as eating a burger and fries or a fast-food burrito.In a first-of-its-kind experiment, however, Dr. Braden Kuo of
Massachusetts General Hospital may make you reconsider your
love of instant noodles (assuming you have one).
He used a pill-sized camera to see what happens inside your
stomach and digestive tract after you eat ramen noodles, one
common type of instant noodles. The results were astonishing…
Ramen Noodles Don’t Break Down After Hours of Digestion
In the video above, you can see ramen noodles inside a stomach.
Even after two hours, they are remarkably intact, much more so
than the homemade ramen noodles, which were used as a
comparison. This is concerning for a number of reasons.
For starters, it could be putting a strain on your digestive
system, which is forced to work for hours to break down this
highly processed food (ironically, most processed
food is so devoid of fiber that it gets broken down very
quickly, interfering with your blood sugar levels and insulin