Ramen noodle places are all the rage now in San Diego. It's so big that it beat out Chinese and Japanese food to be the first Asian restaurant in my yuppy neighborhood. Ramen. Go figure.
Reminds me of my college days - my favorite snack was to break the dried noodles while still in the bag and mix it with the seasoning.
Hopefully you've outgrown your ramen fetish by now, like I have.
If not, it's not helping your fertility so you may want to rethink your "nutrition".
In fact, a study of >10,000 people found that women who ate instant noodles at least twice a week showed a 68% higher risk of metabolic syndrome — the group of risk factors, including abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar, that increase the risk of heart disease and diabetes. The correlation wasn't apparent in men, for some reason.
Metabolic syndrome may not be directly correlated with fertility issues. But you don't need to be genius to know those symptoms certainly don't help improve your egg quality or conditions like low AMH, high FSH, endometriosis, PCOS.
So I have a substitute for instant noodles that's healthier and just as quick to prepare.
In fact, it's the only dried pasta I use in my household.
The ingredient list? Sweet potato starch and water. Gluten free. Boom!
They're the glass noodles used in the Korean noodle dish "jap chae". I get mine at my local Korean grocery store.
Live in the boonies without a local Korean grocery store? ;) They're available online if you search for "sweet potato starch noodles".
They cook in 5 minutes.
Texture is a little chewy which I love.
Add some bone broth, coconut aminos, sesame oil, greens, and protein. Easy peasy.
For many more nutrient-dense substitutions to improve your fertility, the Fertility Top10 guides you step by step. It's all here: http://zenfertility.com/top10
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