A cup of instant ramen
Health - Wellness
What Happens To Your Eyes When You Eat Instant Ramen Every Day
Tert-butylhydroquinone (TBHQ) is a preservative added to ramen noodles for a longer shelf life. It's relatively harmless in small doses but can affect your vision if eaten daily.
TBHQ is considered safe in small quantities, with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) capping its use at 0.02%. However, eating several bowls of ramen would exceed this limit.
Flavor-enhancing monosodium glutamate (MSG) can also trigger migraines, contributing to visual disturbances like lines, blind spots, or fractured vision in one or both eyes.
Minimize risks to your vision by using broth rather than the soup’s included flavor packet. Adding a variety of vegetables to make your ramen more nutritious is also beneficial.