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Are instant noodles bad for you?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Ok, if seldom eaten

Instant noodles are not good for a person who has access to other healthier foods.
Most instant noodles are high in fat and salt, and contain msg flavor enhancer (similar to eating potato chips with added msg). A few "healthier" instant noodles have less fat, less salt, and no msg; but the "healthier" noodles are hard to find in stores. It is better to eat noodles without using the flavor packet.

In brief: Ok, if seldom eaten

Instant noodles are not good for a person who has access to other healthier foods.
Most instant noodles are high in fat and salt, and contain msg flavor enhancer (similar to eating potato chips with added msg). A few "healthier" instant noodles have less fat, less salt, and no msg; but the "healthier" noodles are hard to find in stores. It is better to eat noodles without using the flavor packet.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes and no

While instant noodles are not generally harmful (otherwise, they would not be sold), they may not be the best type of food to eat in that they contain quite a bit of preservatives (salt, for example) that may not be the best thing to consume for certain categories of people (such as those with elevated blood pressure).
Definitely, some people may be allergic to some preservatives used in those.

In brief: Yes and no

While instant noodles are not generally harmful (otherwise, they would not be sold), they may not be the best type of food to eat in that they contain quite a bit of preservatives (salt, for example) that may not be the best thing to consume for certain categories of people (such as those with elevated blood pressure).
Definitely, some people may be allergic to some preservatives used in those.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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