Double-Boil Instant Ramen To Reduce The Amount Of Unhealthy Palm Oil

Double Boil Instant Ramen to Lower the Amount of Unhealthy Palm Oil

Instant ramen is a cheap and easy to way to get a hot meal on the table — there's no denying that. Its nutritional value, however, is questionable. Here's a trick to make it a little better for you.

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Instant Ramen is often fried in palm oil during manufacturing. Palm oil is high in saturated fat, and studies have shown that it can raise LDL cholesterol.

When you boil instant ramen, the oil from the noodles is easily visible in the water. If you want to reduce some of the oil you consume from the ramen, try dumping out the oily water and rinsing the noodles, before adding fresh water back in and boiling it again. You can save time by simultaneously boiling a second kettle of water, then just transferring it in when you're ready.

Double-boiling instant ramen won't suddenly make it a health food, but it may help you reduce your intake of saturated fats, which is always a good goal to have.


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