Skip to main content

So What Are Shirataki Zero Calorie Noodles



I usually try out new dishes with deliciously disastrous results. But this time luck favoured me and it turned out just fine. Curious to find more about It. Well I named it broccoli fried rice. All you have to do is just add a little amount of oil to a heavy bottomed vessel. Then add a cup of broccoli florets and half a cup of grated carrot and florets of cauliflower each.  Stir fry it adding a little pepper powder. When they are fried well mix it with white fluffy rice. Add some more pepper powder and salt. You can throw in some coriander leaves or parsley leaves to give your dish a grand finale.

 

The tectonic plates of the health world are always shifting. And this time it has moved towards zero calorie noodles. These are otherwise called as Shirataki noodles. They have their origins from Japan. Now sit tight and let me explain a bit more. These have no fat, no sugar, and no taste and have a slightly fishy smell. They are thin, translucent and gelatinous and are prepared from elephant yam. Shiratiki in Japanese means white water fall. The tubers are processed into a product called glucomannan flour. Products containing this flour are used as nutritional supplements. It is believed that glucomannan is used for constipation, obesity, high cholesterol, acne vulgaris and type 2 diabetes.

 

Some of these products are authorized by Health Canada for the purpose of appetite reduction, weight management and treatment of constipation and management of high cholesterol levels. So it is not rocket science for us to understand that the noodles would provide all these health benefits. The Shirataki noodles are composed of water and glucomannan a water soluble dietary fibre. It seems that they contain 96% water and 4% glucomannan fibre. So they give you the fullness without calories that sounds good!

You can find these noodles in Asian markets. They are sold in wet and dry forms. Now there are also tofu based Shirataki noodles. This contains a wee bit of carbohydrates and has additional benefits of protein and calcium. Tofu is also considered high in iron, selenium and omega 3 fatty acids. If you are interested to try this out you can find a delicious new recipe in the youtube video .

 

Take care,

Swarnam

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Facial Exercises - The Secret to a Youthful Face

Facial exercises are hailed as a non-invasive alternative to Botox and surgery. You can take years off your face by just doing some facial exercises. Yep and this fact has a strong scientific backing to it. 
Facial exercises may improve facial appearance and reduce some visible signs of aging says a recently published research study.
"Assuming the findings are confirmed in a larger study, individuals now have a low-cost, non-toxic way for looking younger or to augment other cosmetic or anti-aging treatments they may be seeking," says lead author Dr. Murad Alam, vice chair and professor of dermatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a Northwestern Medicine dermatologist.
When you perform facial exercises, they enlarge and strengthen your facial muscles making your face more toned and younger looking. ‘The exercises work the hypodermis or the lower layer of the skin, the dermis or the middle layer and the epidermis or the upper layer.

‘By working all the…

All You Need to Know About the Dangers of Talc for Your Baby

If you use talcum powder for your baby, then take a few minutes to read this article. Talcum powder is a mineral based product made up of elements like silicon, magnesium, and oxygen. It absorbs moisture pretty quickly and helps to cut down on friction. 
Mothers use it to keep their babies’ bottom dry and rash free. So far so good. But health experts warn you about the dangers of talc for your baby. 
The American Academy of Paediatrics advises that talcum powder can cause breathing trouble and severe lung damage for babies if your baby inhales the particles. Talc powders contain minute granules which can quickly pass through your babies’ airways.
If your baby inhales the tiny particles, it can lead to lung irritation and respiratory distress. Even asbestos free talcum powder can irritate and inflame your baby’s nasal airways.
The results can be more drastic if your baby is at high risk of respiratory illness. The high risk includes premature babies, babies who've had many respiratory …

Amazing Health Benefits of Purslane (Luni- Bhaji)

Purslane is heavily loaded with nutrients and it is excellent for your health. Believe me, I did not know this truth. While I am shopping, I will pick all other greens and did not mind about this wonderful leafy vegetable.
Then the other day I read about Purslane in Authority Nutrition. I felt so bad that I have missed such a wealth of nutrients till now. But not anymore. So if you want to know more about this Purslane then read the entire post.
Purslane
The North Indians called it Luni-bhaji. It seems that Gandhiji ate it and named it Luni. Though it had its origins in India. It is famous the world over. This leafy vegetable has a sour and salty taste.
Nutrients
Purslane has a wealth of nutrients waiting for you to consume them. It has the following nutrients. ØEPA ØVitamin A ØVitamin E ØVitamin B ØCalcium ØPotassium ØIron ØOmega 3 fatty acids ØVitamin C ØNiacin ØPyridoxine ØRiboflavin ØCarotenoids The other amazing facts about Purslane include ØThey are very low in calories ØRich in dietary fiber Ø