April 15, 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.

Do you know what your high school kids are eating at school today?


A few months ago I was asked to speak to the "Intro to Business" Classes at my Son's High School in regards to entrepreneurism . I had the chance to go into the student cafeteria for lunch. What an eye-opener! I digested more than food that day. I took several looks around and asked some of the kids questions about what they were eating and why. I was completely SHOCKED at what I saw ( and not in a good way). I was watching our kids swig Cherry Cokes and throw down gummy bears and Twix candy bars for lunch. I asked the kids in the group, "Are you allowed to be eating that?". They looked at me like a was crazy and one boy said, "Yes... I just bought it there and pointed to where all the junk food was being sold. The high school was actually selling energy drinks to the kids, I really couldn't believe it. Of course you could purchase a salad, yogurt and other healthier options. These are teenagers if you give them the choice of healthy vs. candy what do you think they are going to buy?  I couldn't believe what I was seeing. What happened to the "Let's Move" Initiative?

When I started this NoOodle journey it was just about the same time Michele Obama came out with her "Lets Move" initiative. We tried to approach her and the movement over the years with no success. I knew it was going to be hard to make a difference when NoOodle did a trade show attempting to sell to the school systems five years ago. What I found was each state has their own laws about what is possible and what is not. In order to make a change each state needs to change the laws. No school system could mandate NoOodles because they were too low in calories and the state laws require lunches to hit a certain minimum of calories for lunch, which was very high as I recall.

In addition to the french fries, cheeseburgers, hot dogs and ice cream they had a featured lunch that day at the high school. It was from a local chinese restaurant and they were selling white rice and sesame chicken for $3. It was a HUGE portion of food for $3. Why would they be promoting this kind of lunch during the school day? I couldn't think of anything worse for a growing child to have than  fried chicken smothered in a sweet sauce with white rice, can you? 

Chef Terri

Chef Terri Rodgers
Chef Terri Rodgers


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July 13, 2015

ZuzanaHi Terri, first of all, thank you so much for you words. I have you on facebook and I read your lines every day. Very often itb4s elatcxy what I need to hear. My biggest fear is about my future. I am soon to be out of work (maternity leave substitute), building a new house in the home town where is no work (having a loan for the next 30 years), trying to get pregnant and after baby to set up a cosmetic business. All of this is a lot to take in one time but since I have started focusing on my thoughts, I am getting through much easier. Whatever gets in my way, I am really trying to understand why. I do have difficulties sometimes but because I have my dreams I keep going. I am trying to focus on myself instead of other peopleb4s thoughts, worries and anxiety. I am willing to try to achieve my dreams and always understand to what is happening to me. Your words help me a lot to get over my fear so thank you once again, Z.

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