The rumors about instant noodles
Instant noodles are convenient, delicious and affordable, so they are loved by many people. But at the same time, there is a lot of controversy and rumors about instant noodles. Did you know the following three rumors?
1. Instant noodles are junk food?
Generally, people judge junk food by the presence or absence of preservatives in the food, and believe that eating food containing preservatives is extremely harmful to health.
In fact, the purpose of preservatives is to inhibit the growth of microorganisms such as bacteria and to protect the nutrition and sensory quality of food. If the food itself does not contain bacteria or mold will not need preservatives, as food water activity is lower instant noodles, potato chips and other fried foods do not need to add preservatives. It is true that instant noodles have a high content of oil and salt, which is not suitable for the modern concept of diet, it should be improved, but it should not be classified as unsafe food or even junk food.
2. Is the coating of instant noodles harmful?
The barrel body of instant noodles is often made of Food Grade Cup paper and PE film, and the inner coating is often made of pure PE. These are all in compliance with GB / 9685, so this statement is not true either.
3. Eat instant noodles 32 hours without digestion?
In 2011, an American scientist filmed an experiment and found that the hand-pulled noodles were fully digested after 32 hours while the instant noodles remained, creating the myth of "32 hours of undigested instant noodles" .
If you look closely, you can see a lot of things that don't make sense: The so called American scientist experiment was actually a 2011 study by a design teacher and a doctor in the United States; it involved eating instant noodles with a drink, and hand-pulled noodles with tea. The digestive process was markedly different; the two sides were basically digested after 2 hours, with only the instant noodles visible; and the capsule endoscopy did not allow for 32 hours of continuous filming.
Therefore, the idea that instant noodles take 32 hours to digest is exaggerated and distorted.