Instant Noodles vs Ready Meals: Which is the best option?

In the modern era where time is a scarce resource, we often find ourselves looking for quick and convenient meals. Instant noodles and ready meals have become a popular choice for people looking for a quick and easy meal. However, with growing health concerns, many are questioning what is the best option for their diet.

In this article, we are going to compare instant noodles with ready meals, analyzing their nutrients with scientific sources, discussing the differences, equivalence points, which is worse and which would be the best option.

What is the difference between Instant Noodles and Ready Meals?

When I was thinking about comparing the two products, it was precisely because of the main reason for people to look for these types of food: not to waste time cooking. In addition, there are many clear differences between the products, here are some:

  • Preparation

Instant noodles are prepared by adding hot water to the product. Usually, the package comes with a sachet of seasoning that is added to the noodles for flavor. On the other hand, ready-to-eat meals often need to be heated in the microwave or oven before being consumed.

  • Nutrients

Instant noodles are usually made from refined wheat flour, palm oil, modified starch and sodium. Ready meals can have a variety of ingredients, but often include preservatives, added sugar, sodium and saturated fat.

  • Flavor and Texture

Instant noodles are known for their soft texture and salty taste. Ready meals can have a variety of flavors and textures, depending on the type of food.

As for part of equivalence, we will delve into the next topic, but the main ones are:
  • Sodium
Both options contain a significant amount of sodium. Excessive consumption of sodium can lead to health problems like high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease.
  • preservatives
Both instant noodles and ready meals contain preservatives to increase product shelf life. However, excessive consumption of preservatives can be harmful to health.
  • Insufficient Nutrients

Both options aren't nutritious enough for a complete meal. They usually contain refined carbohydrates and saturated fats, but little protein, vitamins and minerals.

Which is worse?

Instant noodles are loaded with sodium and saturated fat, which can increase your risk of long-term health problems like heart disease and diabetes. Also, instant noodles are processed and refined, which means they lose many of the natural nutrients found in whole wheat.

As ready meals¹, on the other hand, may have healthier ingredients and less sodium than instant noodles. However, they still contain many additives and preservatives that can be harmful to your health in the long run. So, in comparative terms, instant noodles are the worst.

A typical packet of instant noodles contains about 380 calories, 14 grams of fat, 58 grams of carbohydrates and 7 grams of protein. In addition, an average package of instant noodles contains about 1,760 milligrams of sodium², which is about 73% of the recommended daily amount.

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