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Ramen noodles for lunch or not? You decide…

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  • Instant ramen noodles lack key nutrients like protein, vitamins and minerals even though they come with iron, B vitamins and also manganese

  • Moreover, the MSG, TBHQ and high sodium content can adversely affect your health such as causing heart problems, stomach cancer and metabolic syndrome.

  • Its always safest to restrict the intake of processed foods including ramen noodles and going for healthier, unprocessed food options instead.

Who doesn’t like instant, cheap and delicious ramen noodles when they’re on a budget or short on time?

The whole point of this article is to give you an educated perspective as to whether these instant ramen noodles are eligible to be part of your regular, healthy diet or nah.

Lack of Essential Nutrients

Ramen noodles are the type of packaged food that is pre-cooked (fried or air-dried) so that you can prepare your meal almost instantly. They’re made up of mainly wheat flour, vegetable oils and different seasonings for flavor.

All you have to do is microwave them with the seasoning and voila!

With their taste and convenience, are they really nutritionally fulfilling? Let’s find out…

Sodium, sodium and some more sodium

The mineral sodium is no doubt necessary for a healthy body but its excess can be just as bad. Not to mention its mostly a component of packaged, processed foods including ramen noodles.

Excess sodium can cause stomach cancer, heart and kidney problems etc.

It can be debated as to whether the recommended intake of 2 grams/day by WHO is valid or not, but staying away from high-salt foods is no doubt for the best.

Instant ramen noodles are loaded with sodium and even one packet a day can make it difficult to regulate your body’s sodium levels as recommended.

It gets even worse for people who have hectic lifestyles and no adequate time for meal prepping. They are likely to eat ramen noodle meals more than once in a day and this will cause substantial amounts of sodium accumulating in their body.

MSG and TBHQ in the mix

As is not unusual in the case of packaged, processed foods, ramen noodles consist of flavor garnishes and preservatives which are unhealthy. Two of these common ingredients are Tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ) and monosodium glutamate (MSG).

TBHQ is used to prolong the shelf life of processed food items and although its safe in limited quantities, its excess can mess with your DNA and give rise to complications including neurological damage, risk of lymphoma, liver enlargement and issues with your vision.

MSG is a preservative used to improve the experience of your taste buds. Different people have different tolerance levels to MSG. And its excess can cause multiple issues including headaches, nausea, high blood pressure, weakness, muscle tightness and flushing of the skin.

Apart from the very alarming facts about the dangers of these ingredients in high doses, it should be kept in mind that a moderate intake of the very same ingredients is probably fine.

However, people with lower tolerance levels of TBHQ and MSG should probably stay away from ramen noodles and similar processed foods just to be safe.

Make your Ramen Noodles Healthier and Tastier

Fortunately, its quite possible to turn unhealthy ramen noodles into a healthy dish with significant nutritional value using instant ramen hacks. Thankfully, the steps are quite simple too.

The first possibility is to just add a mix of vegetables like carrots, broccoli, onions or mushrooms.

Since ramen do not provide you with protein at all, you can just throw in eggs, tofu, chicken, fish or any other protein into the mix!

Another option is to go for explicitly low-sodium varieties and still enjoy the taste of your favorite ramen noodles.

You can also just cut out on the flavor packet that comes with the package and create your own broth with your own healthy seasonings.

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The Yuck you Never Knew: Taking Mobile Devices to Toilet

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Stay away from using your mobile devices in the Toilet. Why? This is why…

  • Hygiene experts have started raising awareness as to the negative health effects of using your mobile phone in the toilet.

  • Vomiting, abdominal cramps, nausea, fever, headaches, diarrhea, blood in the stool, colon inflammation are just some of the things you can suffer due to this habit.

  • The evolving bacteria not only stays alive for days on your phone but also uses its heat to grow and spread endangering both you and the people around you.

Just how many individuals do you see around you that are not stuck to their mobile screens? That’s right, NONE! And surprisingly, these people take their mobile devices into the toilet with them too! It might seem completely harmless at first look but little do you know what kind of germs and bacteria you’re exposing yourself and everyone around you to. Trust me, some of them are plain nasty!

Not too long ago experts gave their opinions on the dangers of using a hand dryer in the restroom. Now they’re coming after the mobile usage in the toilet. The reasons are, of course, hygiene related.

A hygiene expert, Dr Lisa Ackerley, says that when you’re done wiping your private parts and go to pick up the mobile device, the remnant bacteria from your hands is transferred onto the device.

So now what happens when you’re done washing your hands after being free from the toilet? You go to pick up your phone and the touch will transfer the bacteria back onto your hands. The wash becomes completely futile basically.

Dr. Lisa further elaborates as to what are the exact germs and bacteria you’re exposed to with this habit

The intestinal bacterium: E.coli

This type of bacteria is most easily described as the intestinal bacteria. It is usually not active hence doesn’t cause any danger. But there have been cases in which this bacterium has caused severe abdominal cramps and vomiting.

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Source: WYMT

The Food Poisoning Bacterium: Salmonella

The food poisoning bacterium is notorious for causing fever, nausea, vomiting, migraines, and cramps in the abdomen and even goes as far as diarrhea, and blood in the stool. The key is to stay away from contaminated foods.

The Abdominal Infection & Inflammation Bacterium: C.difficile

Nausea, fever and pain in the abdomen are typical of this bacterium. In some extreme cases, it can also result in an inflammation of the colon which can be quite dangerous.

Dr Ron Cutler, director of biomedical science at the Queen Mary University of London states that you should deliberately not take your phone into the toilet with you.

This a habit that will keep your body safe from so many diseases. Viruses and germs are not bound to be transferred only by hands and you should be careful to not leave your toothbrush or phone near the toilet.

Not only this, the germs are advancing too. They can now stay active on your phone for days in a row and you wouldn’t notice a thing. The heat from the device encourages the growth of the bacteria and they grow. All you need to do is wash your hands with a soap or hand-wash and water. Keep them dry with a towel and just NEVER take your phone with you into the toilet!

No message or call is urgent enough to compromise your health for it! Stay healthy!

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GLBT Community Facing Gender Inequality in Beating Cancer Post Treatment Care

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  • It needs to care LGBT cancer patients in a country where about one million people are affected.

  • The LGBT cancer patients get less access, for their post treatment care, than other patients.

  • This study was conducted by researchers of Boston University, a private research university in Boston, Massachusetts, of more than 70,000 affected patients of cancer disease.

After some years a research have been conducted that clearly represents, how much difficulties have been facing to LGBT people. Beside the fact of common gender inequalities these people are also facing difficulties in post treatment care. As we know that cancer is the widely disseminated disease, every country have a lot of patient of this disease of both sexes. Not only men or women but also the LGBT.

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Source: startribune.com

LGBT is an initialism that represents lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. Being used since the 1990s, the term is an adjustment of the initialism LGB, which was utilized to supplant the term gay in reference to the LGBT people group starting in the mid-to-late 1980s.

Effects Of Cancer Treatment

This study was conducted by researchers of Boston University, a private research university in Boston, Massachusetts, of more than 70,000 affected patients of cancer disease. The LGBT cancer patients get less access, for their post treatment care, than other patients. If they receive the better access so they care follow some care to prevent this disease before it increase. By detecting the symptoms they can do timely remedies for their deep rooted effects of cancer treatment.

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Source: outsmartmagazine.com

It can lead to the people who are in minorities, as in sexual minorities, to suffer poor health care. LGBT women are in minorities especially and they are suffering badly both the physical and mental health issues. It need to care LGBT cancer patients in a country where about one million affected people are.

Uli Boehmer said that there he had seen a hidden and silent killer. He is from Boston University having department of public health. He is a great associate professor of community health sciences. Actually in another way he was representing the of LGBT cancer and the gender inequality.

Allied health fields, Direct health professions are health care professions distinct from nursing, medicine, and pharmacy, can help in this big problem.

Boehmer added that LGBT people are have such jobs that do not provide the health insurance. Especially the LGBT women struggle a lot only in order to afford their medication. Boston University have many researches about the cancer disease but this research not only represents the number of patients of cancer or the reason of having such huge number of affected patients. It also represents the gender inequality and discriminations that LGBT community faces in health care.

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Moreover this study throw light on absence of data collection about the affected people of LGBT cancer. And there experience of acquiring the medical care and proposing the doctors that even still not know the size of problem in which they are affecting.

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Source: NBC News

Boehmer have a lot of exposure in this situation as he have been in it for thirty years. He studied the LGBT community who are affected with cancer disease. Similarly, criticize more on this gender inequalities, and what he call it a fight to bridge the knowledge gap has still annoying. In addition, he is not satisfied with all the measures that have been taken for this issue.

Boehmer said that we need to have exact statistical data of LGBT cancer patients so we can do measures. We can provide the guidelines on which all the measures could be place. And we have create such a structure that may help to get to know of have been happening.

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6 Worst Food Ingredients damaging health care; leading to Kidney Diseases!

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  • Caffeine and table salt in your daily intake causes high risks of blood pressure and insomnia problems.

  • Artificial sweeteners side effects alone in the carbonated beverages causes obesity and fatal types of kidney diseases.

  • Dairy Products and smoking have been causing more deaths per year at an alarming rate according to researches.

Effect of Caffeine:

The most wanted natural stimulant, the Caffeine, to ever exist is actually very harmful when taken in large quantities. The caffeine can be found in your morning coffee, cocoa, chocolates and many medicines. When taken in high quantity, it can cause high blood pressure, dizziness, jitters, and insomnia.

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Source: Perfect Bar

Household Essential Table Salt:

Table salt has to be the most common food ingredient in all the households around the world. It helps in blood regulation and boosts the nerves and muscular functionalities. This manufactured form of salt can contradict with your health care at extreme. Table salt is common in carbonated beverages and processed food these days. Table salt cause renal stones and worsens both blood pressure and diabetes conditions. Recommended amount is of just 6 grams or one tablespoon at max, once a day.

Artificial Sweeteners Side Effects:

This generally considered ‘non-nutritive’ dieting essential leads to many types of kidney diseases specially in women. High intake in food causes migraines, low blood pressure, diabetes and risk of dental problems! It is recommended to avoid having carbonated beverages and processed food and use natural sweeteners such as honey and coconut sugar etc. The beverages may be highly addictive but we should go for risk free food intake.

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Source: First Step Nutrition

Even Dairy Products?!

Dairy Products are a natural source for many minerals and vitamins. However, they can cause more damage to your health care rather than boosting it. According to the expert Walter Willett, MD, PhD, a professor of epidemiology, it is not yet confirmed whether drinking milk can actually minimize the cause of fractures or not. Taking high amount of dairy products may obviously cause high levels of cholesterol and obesity issues! The yummy cheese on your pizza slices will actually risk you up for many cardiovascular diseases. The natural cow’s milk has been the cause of many insulin dependent diabetes! The natural milk contains high concentration of animal proteins which is acidic and stimulates calcium secretion into the urine. This causes our body to get calcium from the bones in order to neutralize the acid within. This weakens the bones along with pressurizing the kidney functionalities.

Source: Daily Times

Avoid Carbonated Beverages:

The carbonated beverages have a high concentration of carbon dioxide gas and artificial sweeteners. Both are highly dangerous for human health. High intakes causes high blood pressure, obesity, straight risk of kidney failures and risk of developing kidney stones. I was once an addict but knowing the risks it puts my body up to, I will recommend to avoid these sugary drinks at all costs!

Source: WSlS 10

Say No to Smoking:

Smoking will and always be the most COMMONLY used RISKIEST cancer causing element on this planet. One cigarette alone contains 4800 chemicals at minimum! According to the research by National Kidney Foundation, every 1 out of 5 deaths are caused by smoking in the US every year. It promotes cardiac diseases narrowing the blood vessels and damaging the arteries. The lung and kidneys functionalities are lowered at an alarming rate leading to confirm risks of developing diabetes! Therefore say NO to smoking!

 

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