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High-Tech Camera Shows Just What Happens to Instant Noodles Inside Your Stomach

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A lot of us are fond of instant noodles, not just because these are easy to prepare but also because you can easily stock the uncooked packs for long periods of time – and the cooked noodles are quite delicious, of course!

But did you know that constantly eating instant noodles is actually bad for your health?

Yes, instant noodles are cheap and good to eat but you will be surprised at what actually happens inside your stomach when you eat this food item.

Dr. Braden Kuo of Massachusetts General Hospital decided to conduct an experiment to see just what happens inside your stomach after you eat instant noodles. To achieve this, he let the test subjects swallow a pill-sized camera after eating noodles.

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Aside from the test subject who ate instant noodles, Dr. Kuo also made another test subject eat freshly prepared noodles.

While he expected that the instant noodles would be processed much slower than freshly prepared ones, Dr. Kuo was shocked to discover that there was a striking difference at the time interval the two different noodles were processed by the stomach.

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In the interval of less than 2 hours, less processed noodles were broken down by the stomach as compared with the freshly prepared noodles. While the freshly prepared noodles were nearly fully digested after 2 hours, the instant noodles still appeared mostly intact within that same time frame.

But that was not the only shocking thing about this experiment.

Dr. Kuo discovered that after 32 hours, a lot of the instant noodles remained undigested!

What we’re seeing here is a stomach contracting back and forth as it’s trying to grind up the ramen noodles,” he explained, pointing to the video.

Thanks to Dr. Kuo’s experiment, a lot of people were warned about the dangers of eating instant noodles and other processed food, especially on a regular basis.

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Tertiary-butyl hydroquinone (TBHQ), a preservative also found in biodiesel and perfumes, is used in instant noodles. It is believed that this is the main reason why the instant noodles were more difficult to digest.

Instant noodles also contain propylene glycol as well as high amounts of sodium and monosodium glutamate (MSG).

Would you still eat instant noodles after watching this? Surprisingly, many would answer with a big “Yes!”

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Excessive Drinking of Milk Tea Sends This Lady to the Hospital with Extreme Stomachache

Some weeks ago, a girl from China was hospitalized after hundreds of milk tea pearls were stuck, undigested in her stomach and intestines. But it seems that she is not the only one suffering from ill effects brought by excessive drinking of milk tea.

Jeff Nortez Serrano shared the story of how she was hospitalized due to extreme stomachache from drinking milk tea all the time. She also shared that she loves eating spicy food. The combination of spicy food and milk tea she frequently consumes sent her to the hospital.

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According to Serrano, she had enjoyed a cup of milk tea and some spicy food on Sunday afternoon, as was usual to her, when she felt sick that night. On Monday morning, she was already running a fever, but it was only that night that she began experiencing stomach pain.

The pain was so intense and would not go away even with the usual medications she takes for stomachache. She was rushed to the ER where she was given several injections to ease the pain.

At the hospital, she learned that the combination of spicy food and milk tea had nearly put her life in danger. While she was discharged the following day, Serrano was warned not to take these food items again. She was given a strict diet to follow, with lots of forbidden food, to prevent this from happening again.

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Though it was painful, Serrano was still thankful that the problem was discovered and her condition treated before her stomach suffered further damage. She’s willing to follow the diet as she does not want a repeat of her experience at the ER.

What is Milk Tea?

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Milk tea is a popular drink that originated from Taiwan. Also known as the bubble tea, this cold tea-based drink contains milk and sugar, with additions like tapioca balls (known as ‘pearls’), puddings, fruit jelly, agar jelly, and other items that make the drink more tasteful.

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Pinoy Dad Sells Banana Cakes to Raise Funds Php1.6M for Baby’s Liver Transplant

One of the most heartbreaking things that a parent goes through is seeing their children sick and trying his best to live despite the difficult situation he is in. Many parents wish they could just exchange places with their kids, so the children wouldn’t have to go through the pain.

And most parents would do anything and everything to ensure their kids will be better again.

LITRO (LIver TRansplant Operation) Babies Philippines, Inc. founder Jenny Sumalpong recently shared a heartbreaking photo of a dad who was selling banana cakes at the sidewalk. While it might seem at first that this was just another random street vendor, it turned out this dad was trying to raise Php1.6 million for his baby’s liver transplant.

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Baby Aki is just 8 months old but he was diagnosed with biliary atresia, a rare condition of the liver and bile ducts that occurs in infants. The child needs a liver transplant as soon as possible for him to survive, but this would cost the family Php1.6 million!

Instead of simply asking for help and donations from people, mommy Jabee Imano Galindes and her husband would begin selling banana cakes to raise money for their son’s liver transplant.

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“Hello!

Ako po si Aquiro Jazz Galindes Detablan (AKI) from San Juan Calamba City, pwde po bang magpatulong po sa inyo para po sa fund raising sa LIVER TRANSPLANT. Sana po matulungan nyo akong sa pamamagitan pagbili sa amin ng BANANA BREAD @P120 kada loaf.

Salamat po ng madami.

email: detablanjollibee@gmail.com

JOLLIBEE G. DETABLAN

09475362919

Paki-text lang po yung number para po sa orders or pick-up sa JaZZ Bakery, Brgy. San Juan. makalampas lang po ng daan papuntang Looc.

Help poured in for the family. A lot of people bought their banana cakes while others even sent other goods like diapers, milk, food, and other things the family needs.

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Others also sent money directly to their bank account, even without availing of their cakes. We hope Baby Aki would soon get that life-saving transplant…

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Woman Shares Video of ‘Plastic Fish’ They Bought from a Taguig Market

It is a known fact these days that a lot of plastics and various trash items have made their way to lakes and oceans, causing problems to the ecosystem and leading to many sea creatures ingesting these, thinking the items are food.

But there’s another way that plastics have affected fish – and this was done in purpose.

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May Pineda of Barangay Western Bicutan in Taguig, Metro Manila shared a video of the fish her mom bought from a seller in Signal Palengke (market).

May’s mother found the fish too nice and asked the seller where it came from. After she was told that this came from Navotas which is known for its fish port complex, May’s mother proceeded to buy the fish.

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At home, however, she was surprised to find that the fish felt different while she was cleaning one. Upon close inspection, she found that the fish she was holding was wrapped entirely with plastic!

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What makes this a bit puzzling is that the plastic wrapping was so cleverly wrapped over the fish that it stuck well to the fish’s skin like cling wrap, yet without creases. If you are not a keen observer or don’t clean the fish well, May and her mother believe you would probably just end up cooking this ‘plastic fish’ without taking out the possibly toxic plastic wrapping.

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While the pair did not name the seller as they probably didn’t know that person personally or could remember the stall number, they warn other people to be extra careful when buying fish. And if you end up with the ‘plastic fish’, it would be a good idea to clean it well and remove all plastic materials around the fish!

Better yet, why not return the fish to where you bought them so the seller will know its fake and so you wouldn’t have to eat ‘plastic fish’, huh?

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Watch the video here:

PLASTIC FISH. (PLASTIK NA ISDA)FROM CHINA TO US NGAYON PATI PINAS.BEWARE NALANG SA ISDA NA BINIBILI NIYO.TAGUIG AREA. SIGNAL PALENGKE YAN NABILI NG MOM KO.Ps. Spread for awareness nalang po.

Posted by May Pineda on Saturday, February 2, 2019

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