Ramen noodles and salt

WHETHER you are a broke university student or a time pressed worker, Ramen noodles are an easy answer for a tasty, ready to eat meal which is also cheap but there are drawbacks to the briny noodle dish in the form of the amount of sodium it contains.

A typical bag of “just add boiling water” ramen noodles contains around three grams of sodium which is half of the recommended daily intake.

These figures get worse the more gourmet the ramen are; in a study carried out by the University of Chicago it was found that the more gourmet the ramen noodles the more salt they contained – they analysed a bowl of Momofuku noodles and discovered it contained seven grams of salt!

High sodium intake can increase the risk of high blood pressure, strokes, kidney problems and osteoporosis so it may be best to save the ramen for when you are really pressed for time.



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