Size: 8 x 14 oz
Ingredients: Purified Water, Konnyaku (Konjac Flour) and Calcium Hydroxide.
Nutritional facts: per 3 oz dry (85 g) : Calories 0, Fat 0 g, Saturated Fat 0 g, Trans Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 0 mg,Carbohydrate 0 g,Fiber 0 g, Sugar 0 g, Protein 0 g
Suitable for the following diets: Dr. Bernstein, Atkins, Paleo, ThinSlim diet, Low Carb diet, Ideal Protein
Konnyaku has been regarded as a marvellous health food for over 1500 years in Japan! Shirataki noodle is made from what is called konnyaku potato and calcium hydroxide. Shirataki noodle is rich in minerals, very low in calories and absolutely no fat. Calories? Yes, but it is so few in normal quantities that they are negligible in number.
97% of Konnyaku is water and 3% is glucomannan “ a special dietary fibre not easy for human to digest. Konnyaku is an ideal food for weight management because it expends in the digestive system and gives you the feeling that your stomach is full. Konnyaku also goes through the intestines and cleans toxins at the same time. Its long been called a broom for the stomach in Japan.
Zero calories - the glucomannan in Zeroodle contributes no calories and when consumed as part of a meal reduces the net caloric content of the meal. The calories come from what else one puts on the noodles.
Lowers calorie uptake - the glucomannan in Zeroodle increases the viscosity of the gastro-intestinal content and reduces rate of food (calories, fat, cholesterol, sugar) absorption in the small intestine. The net effect of consuming a meal with Zeroodle is that one absorbs less calories from the other foods eaten with it.
Promotes satiety - the glucomannan in Zeroodle is made up largely of water which fills one up quickly giving the feeling of satisfaction. One tends to eat less when Zeroodle is part of the meal.
Delays hunger - the glucomannan in Zeroodle increases the viscosity of gastro-intestinal content and extends the feeling of fullness so one doesn't feel hungry for an extended period of time.
Modulates glucose spikes - the glucomannan in Zeroodle reduces the rate of glucose absorption in the small intestine and prevents blood glucose from spiking (clinically proven to be more effective than xanthan gum and psyllium). Stirring in Zeroodle into ice cream and parfaits helps one enjoy treats with less absorption of sugar.
Cholesterol reducing agent - the glucomannan in Zeroodle, by virtue of its viscosity, traps the cholesterol from foods and also the cholesterol released by the body and prevents it from being re-absorbed. A meal containing Zeroodle in addition to flushing out cholesterol from the GI tract will also contribute to reducing cholesterol in the blood cholesterol. Cholesterol reduction is further enhanced when glucomannan is combined with other cholesterol reducing agents such as plant sterols and chitosan.
Regularity / laxative effect - glucomannan is a dietary fiber and prevents constipation by increasing bulk in the colon without the discomfort associated with most other dietary fibers.
Anti-inflammatory activity - although the mechanism is still being investigated, the positive effect of glucomannan on skin inflammation is well known among its users. For centuries Zeroodle like products have been part of Eastern traditional medicine.
Prebiotic activity - serves as food for bacteria in the colon and helps enhance immunity. Foods that promote the growth of healthy bacteria have innumerable health benefits for people of all ages and genders.