- Powder: Add glucomannan powder to your favorite foods and drinks, from sauces to smoothies.
- Noodles (also called shirataki): You can find noodles made from glucomannan online or at natural food stores. There is evidence that chewing glucomannan helps increase weight loss even more by inducing fullness faster. Boil noodles according to the directions and enjoy as you would your favorite pasta, topped with a sauce of veggies.
- Supplement: For convenience, you can also take this appetite suppressant in capsule form. Take 1 gram three times a day before meals.
A Answers (2)
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredThis soluble fiber, derived from the root of the konjac plant, is “nature’s skinny sponge” because it literally soaks up your hunger. When consumed, glucomannan “sponges” up water in the digestive tract, reducing the absorption of carbs and cholesterol and thus supporting weight loss. It can also help reduce constipation, diabetes, and more. This supplement also makes you feel full without leaving you gassy or bloated. Take glucomannan three times a day to supplement a healthy diet. You can get it three different ways:Helpful? 2 people found this helpful.
Pierre Dukan, Nutrition & Dietetics, answered
Yes, glucomannan (or konjac) can aid weight loss as it helps keep the dieter full. You can use the powder, capsules or consume them as a noodle (Shirataki Noodles).
The soluble fiber found in Shirataki Noodles slows digestion and prolongs the sensation of fullness and is an essential part of any weight loss program. Replacing one meal per day with these noodles will significantly raise your needed fiber intake and dramatically lower your total calorie intake.
Shirataki Noodles may also help cholesterol levels. Soluble fiber helps lower total cholesterol by lowering low-density lipoprotein (LDL or bad cholesterol level). It binds to bile acids that contain cholesterol that is secreted from the gall bladder and helps to quickly eliminate them from our system. Studies also show that a fiber-rich diet can reduce blood pressure and inflammation, which can also protect the heart.
Shirataki Noodles may help Type II Diabetes by slowing the digestive process--there is a slower absorption of glucose which then requires a slower release of insulin from the pancreas which aids in the normalization of blood glucose after eating a meal.
These noodles can be found at www.shopdukandiet.com.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.