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Ramen Noodles

  1. Jan 25, 2005 #1
    What's going to happen to me if I continue to subsist, almost entirely, on Ramen Noodles?
     
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  3. Jan 25, 2005 #2
    You're brain will turn to soup. If it hasn't already! :rofl:
     
  4. Jan 25, 2005 #3
    So, that's what did it!

    I'm serious, though...I eat other things some times, but it's pretty much just been Ramen Noodles for a while now, and I've read the "Nutrition Facts"...yeah, there's nothin' to 'em!
     
  5. Jan 25, 2005 #4
    Take a mutlivitamin, drink milk with em, you'll survive for a while. Supplement with taco bell when necessary.
     
  6. Jan 25, 2005 #5

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    I survived several years on Ramen noodles (it's called trying to find affordable food with what's left after you pay the rent on a grad student stipend). However, it helps to mix things up a bit. Have a side of tuna once in a while (that's a big splurge for special ocassions), or get a jar of sauce and boil up some real pasta (if you buy pasta on sale, it's almost as cheap as Ramen noodles, and one jar of sauce can be made to go a long way if you use it sparingly). :biggrin:

    Seriously, there's pretty much no nutritional value to those things unless you need salt to prevent dehydration. Get some cereal and milk for breakfast, and get some other real food into you for lunch or dinner.
     
  7. Jan 25, 2005 #6

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    I could never eat that stuff, my diet consists of lots of fresh fruits and vegetables (having an avocado sandwhich right now).. if you are really on a stretch.. try heating some potatoes in the microwave for ~3 minutes a piece: they're delicious, dip them in some spagetti sauce if you want :biggrin:

    but seriously, you need to have a proper diet to keep your mind sharp
     
  8. Jan 25, 2005 #7
    After my divorce I subsisted primarily on Ramen (oriental flavor) and Wild Turkey (101). After that I traded the WT for a hot plate and my diet was mostly spam or portuguese sausage with rice. You haven't lived until you've had a sandwich of spam fried with brown sugar. :tongue2:
     
  9. Jan 25, 2005 #8

    I thought Ramen noodles were bad.

    I don't think i could ever eat spam. Not without throwing up anyway.

    And microwaved potatoes? that would be really dry. Better than ramen nutritionally i'm sure, but harder to eat. Would need much butter, or spaghetti would work i suppose.
     
  10. Jan 25, 2005 #9

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    No, the potatoes don't become dry. It's like you prepared them in the oven in tinfoil, only much faster! Why butter?? if you can have healthy tomato sauce with lots of lycopene? Ketchup might do the trick too, I believe it's not too unhealthy and it's loaded with lycopene.
     
  11. Jan 25, 2005 #10

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    On condition one cleans his teeth afterwards,i'd say that no food is better that CHOCOLATE...

    Daniel.
     
  12. Jan 25, 2005 #11

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    I pour salsa (chopped tomatoes, onions, jalepenos and cilantro) on my potatoes.
     
  13. Jan 25, 2005 #12

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    That sounds good :!!) especially with some chopped garlic mixed in :biggrin:
     
  14. Jan 25, 2005 #13

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    Everything is better with garlic! :!!)
     
  15. Jan 25, 2005 #14

    Monique

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    Mentat: you might be interested in this What's the deal with ramen noodles?
    If that doesn't put you off, the following book might hold some good recipes for you :wink: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1883385148/002-6702860-9276859?v=glance
     
  16. Jan 25, 2005 #15
    Several months ago, maybe years, I posted my idea to add vitamins to the powder of Ramen Noodles. I still think it would be a good idea for the enterprising entrepreneur.
     
  17. Jan 25, 2005 #16
    It will put lead in your pencil. Eventually your pencil will become so heavy it will take a crane just to hoist it. :tongue:
     
  18. Jan 25, 2005 #17
    LOl there is actually a poster in one of the buildings here on campus that tells the story of a kid who ate nothing but ramen noodles for 100 days straight in order to save money so he could buy a plasma TV. he ended up saving enough money to buy the TV and also lost 10lbs.
     
  19. Jan 25, 2005 #18
    At CMU there's an urban legend of some kid who ate only Ramen for a year and died of malnutrition. Can't imagine that one actually being real though.
     
  20. Jan 26, 2005 #19

    Of course he couldn't die from just eating those...oh wait...yeah he could.
     
  21. Jan 26, 2005 #20
    You know, I used to love to cook. I would make elaborate meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, sometimes. I'd even cook desserts every once in a while (though my brother was always better at that). But, I'm just kinda hooked on Ramen Noodles now...oh well, my mind's never been that "sharp" anyway. Maybe I'll go back to eating good and see if it makes a difference in how clearly I think....
     
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