Can I Eat Instant Noodles During The Pregnancy Program? Especially When After Husband And Wife?
Good night, r I want to ask, Can I eat instant noodles during the pregnancy program? Especially when after husband and wife? Thank you doctor …
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Instant noodles are one of the food products that are increasingly popular because of practicality and affordable prices. However, keep in mind also some of the 'weaknesses' of instant noodles, where instant noodles also contain preservatives, flavor enhancers, and even dyes that still need to be monitored for safety.
Things to consider in the consumption of instant noodles are:
Nutrition in instant noodles. Keep in mind that our body needs macronutrients such as carbohydrates, fats, and proteins as well as micronutrients such as vitamins and minerals. That is why we are recommended to eat a variety of foods and nutritious. Consumption of instant noodles is not reasonable (excessive and continuous) can cause us to lack other nutrients because the content of instant noodles is dominated by carbohydrates alone, so that it can cause a lack of protein, and other nutrients.
Preservatives in instant noodles. The packaged noodles sold in these stores cannot be denied containing preservatives. There is a content of preservatives, namely Tertiary Butylhydroquinone (TBHQ), which are known to be toxic to the body (care must be taken from the preservative listed on the packaging, because not all instant noodles use the same preservatives). The effect of TBHQ on the body, such as nausea, can occur with excessive consumption of this compound.
Flavor enhancer for instant noodles, such as monosodium glutamate (MSG) and its salt content. Various theories about MSG are still being developed and are quite controversial. However, based on several studies, consumption of MSG has been proven to have no side effects as long as it is consumed within reasonable limits.
It can be said that until now not enough evidence has been found to state that instant noodles can cause disruption in pregnancy or in pregnancy plans (for example after intercourse as you ask), so the consumption of instant noodles is still safe if consumed properly. It is recommended that consumption is not too frequent and excessive, because for expectant mothers and those who are pregnant, nutrient intake is very important for the growth and development of prospective babies. If you want to eat instant noodles, you can also mix other food ingredients such as vegetables, meat, and so on.
That's all, hopefully it's useful. Always healthy.
You can also read: Danger of Instant Noodle.
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