November 05, 2013

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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.

Whats Happening! – Conversations In Commerce: The NoOodle company

Whats Happening! | November 5, 2013 | 

Terri Rogers is a self-taught chef, founder and CEO of the NoOodle company, manufacturing, marketing and distributing products made with the Glucomannan yam (the NoOodle). In contrast to traditional pasta, the NoOodle does not contain any calories, net carbohydrates, fat or gluten, making it a viable alternative for health-conscious individuals. The entire line of products is gluten-free, making it ideal for those who have celiac disease and suffer from gluten intolerance.

WH! Shamelessly plug a colleague’s business/project/company.
TR: I love Skinny Pop popcorn and how it’s everywhere now. I want the NoOodle company to follow in their footsteps. Popcorn is made mostly from air. NoOodle is made of 97 percent water. The most profitable ingredients in the food business are air and water, so we have something in common. I want similar success for NoOodle.

WH! What was your very first job?
TR: My first job was when I was 7 and went to work for my dad on holidays. I would staple and collate his sales materials.

WH! Outside of your current field, what other occupations – if any – have you pursued?
TR: A few years back, I opened Lincolnshire Gourmet, a culinary gem rated one of the best new restaurants on Chicago’s affluent North Shore. With my culinary background and solid business relationships, I was able to boost the success of the catering services I provided for many high profile clients, including The Oprah Winfrey Show. Prior to Lincolnshire Gourmet, I served as Vice President of Sales for Supermarket Representatives (SMR), a national marketer of wholesale, non-durable goods to independent and chain supermarkets. Starting from barely $100,000, I increased annual sales in the metro Chicago area and surrounding states to more than $13 million, while managing a sales staff that grew from one to 10.

WH! Name one person you’d consider a hero or role model and explain why.
TR: My father has always been a great role model to me when it came to sales and hard work. From a young age, he taught me a great work ethic. He was a hard worker who taught me the value of making money through work.

WH! What’s your favorite way to relax after work?
TR: To make a healthy and delicious meal for my family.

WH! Tell us about a work experience from which you learned a valuable lesson.
TR: Last year, I had just gotten back from Italy and was very jet lagged. QVC sent me an airing for the following night at 4am. The last thing I wanted to do was fly to Philly and stay up all night. I had to go because it was my job. When I arrived at the green room at 1am, I got to meet Tony Robbins, one of my mentors. He was doing a show from 2-3am. The lesson that I have learned over and over again is this: when you really don’t want to do something or go somewhere, change your frame of mind and do and go. I’ll always be thankful that I did.

WH! Where do you go on your lunch break and why?
TR: I don’t have a lunch break. I usually eat something on the run.

Read full interview on the Whats Happening! website!


Chef Terri Rodgers
Chef Terri Rodgers

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