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    Question Instant noodles?

    What do you think of instant noodles that comes in packets and it takes only few minutes to prepare...
    Are the good to eat before workout, after workout, whenever or even just something to stay away from?
    Thanx... Margo

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    Quote Originally Posted by margo
    What do you think of instant noodles that comes in packets and it takes only few minutes to prepare...
    Are the good to eat before workout, after workout, whenever or even just something to stay away from?
    Thanx... Margo
    whats the nutrition label look like?

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    I don't like them as they are too high in carbs, and most of those are fried (if you are indeed refering to Ramen or Oodles of Noodles type of chinese noodles) Besides they also contain a TON of sodium.

    There are some non-fried ones, but they are hard to find here.

    For my money, when I eat pasta I prefer good whole wheat pasta. A bit more expensive, but well worth it.

    Have look at http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/cgi-bin...0dry%20formxyz

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    I thought they were egg noodles? Mostly protein. Hel, if it taste good I will eat it.

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    Are you talking about Ramen noodles? If so, they are not that good for you. High in sodium. Hi glycemic carbs and more fat that you would expect.

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    Cup o noodles....

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    yezzz...
    I´m talking about something like "Ramen noodles".
    What do you think is "High in sodium" and how much do you think is okay?
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    Around 900mg per serving (thats more than a third of the sodium that you are supposed to eat in a day total) and there is more than one serving per bag. 6g of fat per serving. No fiber. And MSG which isn't good for you either.
    I think that there is a low sodium version of these noodles, but I don't know where you would get them. Hope this helps.

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    How much sodium am I supposed to eat in a day?
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    They are too processed for me. I would personally stay away.

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    I tend to agree that the nutrional content should be looked into. Here is a little hint for you though. You can reduce the sodium content signififcantly as well as the carb content to a dgree if you do this simple trick. After boiling the noodles you pour them off in a collenddar ( strainer) Then turn the water on until it gets hot and rinse the noodl;es off through the strainer for about 2 or 3 minutes turning them over with a spoon while doing so. Much of the sodium content can be rinsed away as well as some of the added starch that will cling to the noodles themselves right after boiling in the pot.
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    To add to what Tobey said, don't add very much, if any of the spice packet that comes with the noodles. That's where most of the salt and msg comes from. It's also where the taste comes from, but you can spice them with something better for you.

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    Regular pasta only takes a few minutes longer and its not deep fried like ramen noodles. I'd take the extra time to ensure you're eating healthier.

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    CUP O NODDLES ARE THE DEVILL. you know how frosh in colleg gain the 15 well i think the dorm food like cup o noddles and e-z mac are the main reson

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