- Purified Water
- Konjac Flour
- Calcium Hydroxide (a natural preservative that has no adverse effects. It is an acidity regulator and a firming agent).
They take only moments to prepare, pop them in hot water and hey presto, they are done!
Some of the brands you can buy:
- Slim Pasta by Slendier
- Konjac Shirataki Angel Hair Pasta Noodles 8.8 oz (Online purchase)
- Chang’s Super Lo-Cal Wok Ready Noodles
What is Konjac?
Konjac consists of a soluble fibre called glucomannan. Therefore it helps you feel fuller for longer, keeping the hunger at bay and regulates the blood sugar in the body. This has the effect of keeping your mood more balanced.
Like other soluble fibres such as guar or psyllium, glucomannan has the ability to slow down the passage of food though the digestive tract and lower cholesterol. They help you feel fuller so you’re less likely to tuck into after-dinner sweets or chocolates.
Several studies testify to its power to delay absorption and it’s been suggested as important in diabetic and weight loss diets.
There’s not a huge number of studies but three well-controlled projects reported that glucomannan lowered cholesterol, triglycerides and body weight and kept blood sugars levels lower in diabetic subjects but it had to be taken every day for several weeks.