Noodles containing simple carbohydrates do not help the brain to function because they are considered a processed and refined food, notes WebMD and The Franklin Institute. Eating refined sugars and carbohydrates can actually deprive the brain of glucose, causing poor function and memory.
The human body absorbs sugar and refined foods quickly, which causes a rapid release of insulin, according to WebMD. People who eat simple carbohydrates are normally hungry again very quickly as any energy gained is quickly used. However, eating the complex carbohydrates found in fruits and vegetables gives the human body energy for a longer period of time, and these also help control insulin-glucose highs and lows, suggests The Franklin Institute. Some pastas that include complex carbohydrates include: spaghetti, macaroni and brown-rice pasta.