Glucomannan Dietary Fibre - 30g

Glucomannan Dietary Fibre - 30g

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Konjac Glucomannan Dietary Fibre - 30g (equals 30 servings)

 

What is Glucomannan?

Glucomannan is a natural, water-soluble dietary fiber extracted from the roots of the elephant yam, also known as konjac.  It is available as a supplement, in drink mixes and is also added to food products, such as pasta and flour. It is also the main ingredient in Konjac Yam Noodles.

 

Glucomannan comprises 40% of the dry weight of the elephant (Konjac) yam, which is originally from Southeast Asia. It has a long history of use in herbal mixtures and traditional foods like tofu, noodles, and konjac jelly.  In addition to being sold as a dietary supplement, it is also used as a food additive, specifically as an emulsifier and thickener denoted with the E-number E425-ii.

 

Glucomannan has an exceptional ability to absorb water and is one of the most viscous dietary fibers known.  It absorbs so much liquid that if you put a half a teaspoon into a glass of water, the entire thing turns into a gel. These unique properties are believed to mediate its effects on weight loss.

 

How Does Glucomannan Help with Weight Loss?

Glucomannan is a water-soluble dietary fibre.  Like other soluble fibres, it is believed to promote weight loss via several mechanisms:

  • It has a very low calorie content.
  • It takes up space in the stomach and promotes a feeling of fullness, thereby reducing food intake at a subsequent meal.
  • It delays emptying of the stomach, contributing to increased satiety
  • Like other soluble fibers, it reduces the absorption of protein and fat

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It also feeds the friendly bacteria in the intestine, which turn it into short-chain fatty acids like butyrate, shown to protect against fat gain in some animal studies.  Feeding the friendly gut bacteria may also have other benefits, and some studies have shown a correlation between altered gut bacteria and body weight.

 

These mechanisms are believed to be similar to the effects of other soluble fibers on weight loss.  However, glucomannan is different from other soluble fibers due to it being even more viscous, which makes it particularly effective.

 

Glucomannan is an ideal dietary fibre and excellent cooking ingredient for health purposes. Konjac Glucomannan can be beneficial for managing constipation, blood sugar levels, weight, high cholesterol and acne.

 

Directions for Use:

  • Before meals, add 1g (approx a quarter of a teaspoon) to 250mls of cold water, mix and drink immediately.
  • Konjac as a food. Add to food when a thickening agent is required. For example, Konjac is a very effective alternative to corn starch flour when thickening sauces, soups and gravies.
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