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What is Glucomannan?

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24-09-2017

Glucomannan is a water-soluble dietary fiber made from the roots of the Asian Konjac plant. Glucomannan makes up the majority of the solid substance in shirataki noodles. Eating lots of dietary fiber, which is found only in plant foods (such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables, beans, seeds and nuts) has been proven to have many health benefits.

For example, water-soluble dietary fiber helps decrease blood cholesterol levels. Blood cholesterol levels below 200 mg/dL have been associated with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease. The body gets rid of cholesterol through excretion of bile acids, and since water-soluble fiber binds bile acids, there is evidence that suggests a high-fiber diet results in increased excretion of cholesterol.

Fiber may also be beneficial in treating or preventing constipation, hemorrhoids, and diverticulosis (where pouches of the intestinal wall become inflamed and painful). Some research has also linked a high-fiber diet to a reduced risk of colon cancer. The FDA publishes claims outlining this evidence:

  • Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol and rich in fruits, vegetables and grain products that contain some types of dietary fiber, particularly soluble fiber, may reduce the risk of heart disease, a disease associated with many factors.
  • Diets low in fat and rich in fiber-containing grain products, fruits, and vegetables may reduce the risk of some types of cancer.
  • Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol and rich in fruits, vegetables, and grain products that contain fiber, particularly soluble fiber, may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.

Diets low in fat and rich in fruits and vegetables, which are low-fat foods and may contain fiber or vitamin A (as beta-carotene) and vitamin C, may reduce the risk of some cancers.

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Christina 01
4 months ago
OK this company is amazing. I purchased the konjak rice. I'm on a keto diet so thought this would be perfect for me. It was amazing ! Easy to cook and honestly the closest thing to actual rice I've tried so far. And I've tried alot of products. Egg fried rice is my favourite dish because frying the konjak rice makes it that bit more crispier and rice like. Anyway, delivery was fast, Communication too. The only thing I would say is that they should provide the booklet that is also delivered, in English as well as German.. for those who don't speak German. But it was easy to cook so it didn't make a difference THANK YOU SHILEO, I've ordered another set. :)
Sandy Sacher
11 months ago
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Antje Gallo
2 years ago
I have so far tried their rice substitute and am super impressed. Easy to prepare and very delicious. Can 100% recommend.
Ruslan Vorobyev
2 years ago
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a year ago
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