February 04, 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 NY Daily News Tests New Products That Promise to Make Your Life Better


NoOodle Meal Starters ($41.70 for a six-pack)

The Promise: Low-carb noodles with zero calories aim to keep you full, leading to smaller meals and less caloric intake throughout the day.

The Experience: I heard mixed reviews about these “miracle noodles,” commonly known as shirataki noodles (made with tofu and yam) and endorsed by “Millionaire Matchmaker” Patti Stanger and celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito. One colleague said he loved eating them with tomato sauce, and another described them as “eating cardboard.”

The truth is somewhere in between. After heating them up, I was almost as grossed out by their slimy texture as I was curious. The NoOodle brand, thankfully, comes with its own seasoning, which helps — slightly. But if someone blindfolded me and told me I was eating one of those worm delicacy dishes from Thailand, I would have no trouble believing it.

The Verdict: Technically, the NoOdles do what they promise — you get to eat something without adding calories. Plus, anyone preparing to eat something with zero calories should view the experience with a grain of salt — and probably add some to the dish.

Read the full article here.

Chef Terri Rodgers
Chef Terri Rodgers


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