January 30, 2014

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NoOodle is made of 97% water & 3% soluble fiber also known as Glucomannan fiber. Glucomannan is a water-soluble dietary fiber. Derived from the roots of the Asian Konjac plant, Glucomannan boasts many health and wellness benefits.

Top 10 Benefits of Eating NoOodle

  1. Zero calories— the glucomannan in NoOodle contributes no calories and when consumed as part of a meal reduces the net caloric content of the meal.  The calories come from what else one puts on the noodles.
  2. Lowers calorie uptake— the glucomannan in NoOodle increases the viscosity of the gastro-intestinal content and reduces rate of food (calories, fat, cholesterol, sugar) absorption in the small intestine.  The net effect of consuming a meal with NoOodle is that one absorbs less calories from the other foods eaten with it.
  3. Promotes satiety— the glucomannan in NoOodle is made up largely of water which fills one up quickly giving the feeling of satisfaction.  One tends to eat less when NoOodle is part of the meal.
  4. Delays hunger— the glucomannan in NoOodle increases the viscosity of gastro-intestinal content and extends the feeling of fullness so one doesn’t feel hungry for an extended period of time.
  5. Modulates glucose spikes— the glucomannan in NoOodle reduces the rate of glucose absorption in the small intestine and prevents blood glucose from spiking (clinically proven to be more effective than xanthan gum and psyllium).  Stirring in NoOodles into ice cream and parfaits helps one enjoy treats with less absorption of sugar.
  6. Modulates insulin surges— the glucomannan in NoOodle, by slowing glucose uptake in the small intestine, reduces the body’s need for insulin.
  7. Cholesterol reducing agent— the glucomannan in NoOodle, by virtue of its viscosity, traps the cholesterol from foods and also the cholesterol released by the body and prevents it from being re-absorbed.  A meal containing NoOodle in addition to flushing out cholesterol from the GI tract will also contribute to reducing cholesterol in the blood cholesterol.  Cholesterol reduction is further enhanced when glucomannan is combined with other cholesterol reducing agents such as plant sterols and chitosan.
  8. Regularity / laxative effect— glucomannan is a dietary fiber and prevents constipation by increasing bulk in the colon without the discomfort associated with most other dietary fibers.
  9. Anti-inflammatory activity— although the mechanism is still being investigated, the positive effect of glucomannan on skin inflammation is well known among its users.  For centuries NoOodle like products have been part of Eastern traditional medicine.
  10. Prebiotic activity— serves as food for bacteria in the colon and helps enhance immunity.  Foods that promote the growth of healthy bacteria have innumerable health benefits for people of all ages and genders.

QVC here I come!

Tomorrow early at about 5 am I leave for Philadelphia. I am going back on QVC with my new product line. Chicken NoOodle Soup is the first item that QVC will be selling. My airing is during the 4-5 pm eastern food fest with Sharon and Caroline. It has been over a year since I have been on QVC and I am so excited to be back. The people at the green room are great & the whole process is lots of fun, especially when you sell lots of $’s per minute. I had great success with the raw NoOodle in the bag in 2012. We actually sold 1.5 million dollars on QVC in a years time. The problem wasn’t the sales it was the returns. For every one person that gave the NoOodle five stars their were others who gave the product a one star and eventually it was discontinued from QVC. It was because the bagged item, the raw ingredient NoOodle,  had a very organic aroma that people didn’t like. Some people  didn’t love the texture out of the bag.

I am very excited because our new product line smells and tastes great right out of the box! We have perfected the texture and I am ready to have a sell out on TV tomorrow. Their is nothing quite like Chicken NoOodle soup. I know my QVC customers will be  excited that I am back with a  new NoOodle product they can enjoy right out of the box! I will be celebrating tomorrow night my first airing  & January 31st marks the end of the first month on the NoOodle diet. I have been over 95% compliant on my diet and the pounds on me are shedding.  I hope you guys tune tomorrow. Have a great weekend!

Chef Terr1

P.S. Have you guys ever had a “Unwich” from Jimmy Johns? I tried one the other day and the idea is great. What wasn’t great is that it was hard to eat and the romaine lettuce was not strong enough and it kept falling apart. I had to try and make the idea better at home and I did.  Instead of using romaine I used purple cabbage as the bun substitute. It was much prettier because it was more colorful. Most importantly it wasn’t a mess to eat and it didn’t fall apart. You guys should try making a recipe this weekend using cabbage instead of romaine lettuce for a a healthy “Unwich” Sandwich.


Chef Terri Rodgers
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