January 19, 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.

19 Days No Gluten & I feel GREAT!!!

Do you know exactly when you get your health & wellness back? It is at the exact time that you get your health and wellness back. Only nineteen days in and I am thinner, stronger and happier! I can’t believe how strong I am getting. Today at the gym Aaron made me do these things on a bench. It is one of the typical workouts he makes me do but I don’t remember what he calls them. You bend over the bench with your two hands holding you up. You then kick your feet up at the same time and jump over the bench and then jump back over without stopping for thirty total times ( 15 back and forth). Today I was speedy and I think I jumped over thirty times in perfect form without stopping. I stood up and instead of cursing I took a deep breath and smiled.  It is an advanced move for any one in the gym to do, especially females. I think I might have even impressed my trainer, Aaron.  He looked at me and said, “That was good!”

Tomorrow will be day 20 without the gluten and day 35 without alcohol. In my adult life I never  really thought about giving up Gluten and Wine and some other things that I love to eat and drink. If you are my friend or family member you would think that this wouldn’t be possible for me because it never would be something that I would want to do. I really love food that much. I really love to have fun that much.  I gave these up recently because I needed to feel better. I wanted to feel young again and vibrant. I needed a change in my health and wellness. I also knew the exact road to follow with diet and exercise.

The thought of never having gluten again or alcohol is a crazy thought to me. I am also thinking right now that I feel better today than I have years. The good news is that I don’t have to think of the rest of my life. I just need to think about today and today I am happy to be healthier.

Chef Terri

Chef Terri Rodgers
Chef Terri Rodgers


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