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9. Instant Noodles
Instant noodles are highly processed and are almost devoid of any nutritive value. A single serving of instant noodles is high in processed carbs and sodium and low in minerals and vitamins.
The high sodium levels is one of the biggest causes for concern as each serving of instant noodles contains more than half of an adult’s daily recommended allowance of sodium. Foods that are high in sodium have been linked to heart disease, kidney problems and hypertension.
A recent study from The Journal of Nutrition showed that consuming instant noodles just twice per week is associated with a 68 percent increased incidence of metabolic syndrome among women.
Metabolic syndrome is associated with several health conditions and drastically increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.