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Sunday, January 8, 2012
THROW AWAY THAT PASTA!
SAY HELLO TO SLIM PASTA CREATED FROM THE NEWEST "SUPER VEGETABLE"
I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU BUT IN OUR HOUSE PASTA IS AN EASY STAPLE.. WELL THE WORLD IS ABOUT TO CHANGE AND KONJAC IS RESPONSIBLE.
I SPOKE TO NUTRITIONIST TARRYN MACKIE TO FIND OUT WHY KONJAC IS THE NEW SUPER VEGETABLE..
CLICK BELOW TO HEAR MY INTERVIEW
Konjac glucomannan (KGM) is a
water-soluble dietary fiber derived from the root of the Konjac plant. Konjac
foods, also called Shirataki Noodles In Japan, made from
Konjac Glucomannan, are traditional Chinese foods with a history spanning over
two thousand years. Referred to as Moyu or Juruo in China, and Konnyaku or
Shirataki Noodles in Japan.
•Konjac is composed
primarily of water, but its dietary fibre aids in digestion and lessens the LDL
cholesterol in the body, without affecting your blood pressure.
•It has been used
in Asia for more than 1000 years, to treat patients who
suffered from obesity and type two diabetes, because of its low calorie
count and other health benefits.
•It has been proven
to reduce the rise in blood sugar after a meal, reduce the
absorption of cholesterol, treat constipation anf promote the excretion of
•SlimPasta, a pasta
substitute made from Konjac, contains 94% less calories than
regular white wheat pasta.
•One 100g serving of
the angel hair variety contains a mere 6.4 calories, while the spaghetti
contains only 14.1 calories – that’s less
than one minute on the treadmill!
•SlimPasta can be
enjoyed by the whole family, and is in fact a great way to maintain the weight
of your children, particularly in light of the World Health organisation’s
recent findings that 45 million children worldwide were classified as
Mackie states that the increase in childhood obesity rates is due to the “majority
of children today eating high amounts of refined carbohydrates such as white
pasta, which is a large contributor to obesity”.