Re: carbohydrates\salt bad?
That stuff is pretty bad for you... lots of MSG and processed ingredients (MSG makes some ppl break out, or worse, gives them migraines or other types of headaches). A good alternative are soup cups made by the brand Fantastic Foods.... they have miso with ramen and that sort of thing. They're about $1.20 apiece where I live, and they work pretty much the same way- add boiling water and let it sit for about 5 minutes and you're good to go. The sodium content is still a bit high, but they're definitely a much better, healthier way to go.