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Are Ramen Noodles Bad for You, or Good?

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  Ramen noodles are a type of instant noodle enjoyed by many around the world.

Because they’re inexpensive and only require minutes to prepare, they appeal to people who are on a budget or short on time.

Though instant ramen noodles may be convenient, there’s confusion as to whether it’s healthy to eat them on a regular basis.

This article takes an objective look at instant ramen noodles to help you decide whether this convenient dish can fit into a healthy diet.

Lacking in Key Nutrients

Ramen noodles are a packaged, instant type of noodle made from wheat flour, various vegetable oils and flavorings.

The noodles are pre-cooked, meaning they have been steamed and then air dried or fried to shorten cooking time for consumers.

Instant ramen noodles are sold in packages with a small packet of seasoning or in cups to which water can be added and then microwaved.

Preparing instant ramen noodles involves adding the noodles to a pot of seasoned boiling water. The noodles can also be cooked in a microwave, which is why they’re often a staple food for college students living in dormitories.

There’s no doubt that Ramen noodles are tasty and convenient, but their nutritional value deserves closer examination.

Healthlineexcerpt posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com, Sept. 11, 2018

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