Try Low-Carb Noodles for Healthy Cholesterol

If you dream of eating pasta without the belly-padding, carbo-loading guilt, then check out shirataki noodles.

Because of the plant from which they are made, shirataki noodles are particularly high in fiber and low in carbohydrates. And research suggests these Asian noodles may even help with weight, cholesterol, and blood sugar control.

Multiple Metabolic Benefits
Shirataki noodles are made from an Asian root vegetable called konjac, which is rich in glucomannan—a type of soluble fiber. And although glucomannan is not a magic bullet for weight loss or cholesterol and blood sugar control, a review of the research suggests it might help. Results from 14 different studies—some funded by producers of glucomannan products, some not -- revealed key benefits of a glucomannan-enhanced diet, like slower digestion, increased feelings of fullness, and less absorption of cholesterol- and glucose-spiking foods.

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How to Serve Shirataki
Shirataki noodles are pretty mild in terms of flavor, so it's all about how they're seasoned. Try substituting them in any of your favorite savory, spicy, tangy Asian dishes.

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