Comments (0)April 17th, 2012Posted by Dr. Charles D.C. in Healthy Eating Tips

Shirataki Noodles – The Worlds Only Zero Calorie Pasta

Imagine a world where pasta is calorie free… this dream of all pasta lovers is now reality. Shirataki noodles are the worlds only zero calorie pasta. Discovered in Japan, the women would eat these to stay thin. It is even healthy too!!!

Shirataki Noodles

What makes this Miracle Noodle so healthy?

The answer is in the fact that it is full of the soluble fiber called glucomannan. Glucomannan has several health benefits and has also been seen to aid in weight loss.   This type of fiber slows digestion, making you feel fuller longer and helping you to absorb more of the healthy nutrients. It also slows the absorption of sugar making it ideal for diabetics to eat.

This slowing of sugar will also slow the production of insulin from your pancreas so that you won’t get that dreaded insulin spike after a meal. Your blood sugar will be normalized keeping you from getting that “sleepy” feeling after you eat.

What Are Shirataki Noodles Made Of?

These low carb/no carb noodles are made from Konjac flour which is from the Konjac plant. This plant is very similar to a sweet potato. The noodles are clear/translucent and flavorless. The absorb the flavors of what ever is added to them, making them useful for a wide variety of pasta dishes.

Pasta is not a diet food, but this is an exception. Since it has so much fiber in it, I highly encourage that you try some and start to make it a  part of your daily diet.

Not alot of local grocery stores carry these type of noodles. I have located a great company to purchase from.  Click here to order: