Health Effects Of Glucomannan In Konjac
Glucomannan is a substance extracted from the roots of the konjac plant, which is native to Asia. Glucomannan is rich in soluble fiber, a fiber that absorbs water and helps soften stools. Long used in traditional Chinese medicine, glucomannan is now marketed as a dietary supplement and weight loss aid. This herb is made from the yam-like tuber of konjac. This tuber is often called elephant yam and is used in Japanese kitchens to make konnyaku cakes and shirataki noodles.
As a soluble fiber, glucomannan works by building up a large amount of material in the intestines. This not only helps relieve constipation, but also slows the absorption of sugar and cholesterol from the intestines. In alternative medicine, glucomannan has a long history of use as a “detoxifying agent”. Proponents claim that glucomannan can help treat allergies, asthma, coughs, skin problems, constipation, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Glucomannan is also believed to promote weight loss, slow down the aging process and even fight certain cancers, some of these claims are better supported by research.
Natural and healthy konjac noodles, rich in a variety of trace elements required by the human body dietary fiber, to supplement the body’s required functions, adding a variety of flavors, inviting multiple people to share the delicious!