Heyyaa.. I know many of you are great fan of maggi. I was also addicted to maggi when I was in my college hostel. I was addicted to both nestle and Knorr maggi. Whenever I learned any new Maggi recipe I used to try it. I tried & tasted a lot of things to replace Maggi. And I found that maggi cannot be replaced. It has the best taste 🙂 . I still feels the craving for this snack.
But when you have a craving to eat this snack you can try some other stuffs like saffola masala oats, patanjali atta noodles, vegetable sandwich, salty wheat porridge & vegetable khichdi.
Probably no one has told you the negative effects of eating Maggi. Today, I am going to tell you 10 reasons why you should avoid eating this.
It is essentially made from refined flour or Maida. Yes, the very same Maida the so called health conscious people avoid in the restaurant rotis and those biscuits. Maida is made by processing of the whole grain flour from which the most nutritious parts of the seed like - the husk, the bran and the germ are removed. Regular intake of maida can lead to obesity and digestive problems.
2) Maggi Lacks Nutritional Value
It is a perfect quick-snack between meals. But let me tell you it is a highly processed food that lacks nutritive value. This noodle is high in carbohydrates, sodium and other food additives, but low on essential elements such as fibre, vitamins and minerals.
3) Harmful Additives
The additives that are added to maggi noodles are acid regulators, flavor enhancers, colors, stabilizers, anti-oxidants, emulsifiers, flour treatment agents, preservatives (to preserve them) and anti-caking agents are allowed to use in the making noodles. These additives affects our metabolism adversely.
4) High Sodium Content
The only thing present in noodles in majority is sodium. Excessive amount of sodium has been proved to cause hypertension in addition to cardiovascular diseases and kidney damage. Also, it causes weight gain.
5) Leaching of Dioxin in cup
Another health concern is the reported leaching of dioxin and other hormone-like substances from the plastic container of the cup maggi noodle. As hot water is added harmful substances could seep into the soup.
6) Added flavor
Does maggi contain msg. Yes, it contains msg. It is a flavor enhancer used in noodles. It can result in an allergic reaction. People who are allergic to MSG can get burning sensations in their chest and pain and headaches from it.
7) Cancer causing chemicals
Some of the chemicals found in instant noodles are cancer causing. For example, dioxin and plasticisers penetrating from the containers in the presence of hot water in cup maggi. At least 30 percent of all cancers could be prevented through simple measures such as adopting a healthy diet.
8) Skipping daily meals
We cannot neglect the fact that maggi noodles and other junk food items are replacing healthy food items like rice, pulses, green vegetables etc. This is quite prevalent among teenagers and kids even I see adults too are very fond of maggi. We all know all the nutrients are very important for proper functioning of health which obviously is not present in noodles. These two minutes snacks are adversely affecting our growth. Instead of maggi, you can go for traditional snacks which are nutritionally richer than Maggi and are easier to make too like – upma, pohe, sandwhiches. Its up to you to choose properly cooked meal over these unheathy snacks.
9) Noodles-Wax Coated
Maggi noodles are coated with wax to prevent the noodles from sticking together. This can be seen when hot water is added to the noodles. Some of them can get easily absorbed in the body and accumulates in the heart, liver and kidneys. Thus, these chemicals weakens the immune system.
10) Cooking Oil
One of the major concerns with noodle is that it can produce oxidized fat and oil if it is not managed properly while it’s manufacturing process. Regular intake can cause bloating and other digestive problems.