April 16, 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.

Have you ever tried adding NoOodles to your favorite breakfast frittata?

I love eggs in the morning and NoOodle has helped me forget about wanting to toast. Whatever fritatta I am making ( which depends on what I have in the fridge) usually it consists of leftover veggies and meat, eggs, cheese and to bulk it up I add 8 ounces of chopped NoOodles. 


Here is the recipe for the picture shown which feeds a family of four.



6 cage free eggs

1/4 cup milk 

1 tomato infused Meal starter ( broth drained and discarded, chopped)

1 teaspoon olive oil

1 cup steamed broccoli chopped

1/2 cup marinated and roasted tomatoes ( you can buy these in the jar at Cosco or at the olive bar at whole foods)

1/4 cup reggiano parmesan 



Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Scrabble eggs with milk then layer in broccoli and NoOodles. In pan that can go from stove top to oven coat with olive oil and place on stove on a med to high heat. Add egg mixture and cook for three minutes, layer in tomatoes and cheese and let cook for another 3 minutes ( do not mix in pan, let sit on heat until bottom is lightly crispy). After place in oven and cook for about 10 minutes until done. A great way to start the day, enjoy! 


Chef Terri 

Chef Terri Rodgers
Chef Terri Rodgers


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