February 08, 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.

The idea behind NoOodle? Eat your favorite foods and have them be better for you, The NoOodle is the healthy alternative to Pasta!


Hi All,

I hope your enjoying your saturday! I made a great dish last night and I wanted to share the recipe with you. I am still doing great on my diet and I hope you guys are too!

Eggplant Parmesan NoOodle is one of my favorites. Here is my recipe:

Ingredients

One box tomato infused meal starters (drained)

1 cup of your favorite homemade red sauce.  If your looking for fast, fun and healthier I recommend RAOS tomato sauce that you can buy at Whole Foods. All natural & delish!

two slices, 1/2 inch thick Eggplant

2 table spoons brown rice flower

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon fresh garlic

1/2 ounce fresh mozzarella.

2 egg whites

 

Method

Preheat over to 375 degrees. Place saute pan ( that can go into the oven too) on stove, high heat.Take egg plant wheels dip in egg whites than dip in rice flower, set aside.  Add olive oil into small skillet and add garlic, then when the oil is sizzly add eggplant wheels ( make sure you have the vent on for this). Sear on one side about 1.5 minutes or until it looks crispy . Then turn over for another 1.5 minutes. Finish off in oven for approx 15 minutes. While that is cooking. Rinse out your sauce pan, drain broth off and place noOodles in another small stovetop  and then add sauce. When eggplant is ready it is time to plate. First NoOodles with sauce, then a wheel, then more NoOodles than another wheel and place the mozzarella cheese on top. It will melt a bit from the hot food, serve in 5 minutes after plating. YUMMY!

Enjoy your weekend!

Chef Terri


Chef Terri Rodgers
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