Konjac – The Wonder Food

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You may or may not have heard about this rather amazing, ancient plant that has become a great addition to the diet of many for it’s fantastically low in calories and high in fibre. So let’s start with a little background on this gnarly little fella. It’s a plant with an edible root that grows in Asia and has been used for centuries as food and it’s medicinal purposes. You may also have seen it listed as glucomannan. It is extremely low in calories and high in fibre, so fills you up for longer. Konjac can be used in so many ways, you’ll probably see it most in noodle, rice and powder form. These alone make it usable in so many recipes as a substitute for their high carb alternatives. The powder can be added to smoothies, soups, sauces and even baking! It helps to thicken certain recipes and keeps you fuller after eating them. The noodles and rice are great for swapping out conventional noodles, spaghetti or rice to keep the calories and carbs low for your meal. There has been a lot of studies into the medicinal benefits of this impressive root such as it’s aid in weight management, constipation, lowering cholesterol and immune support. So there are many reasons to try it out and see what it can do for you. Due to its popularity, it has become a lot more accessible, so not only can you purchase the products online but they can be found in your everyday supermarkets such as Tesco’s, Morrisons and Ocado. Try swapping it out a few times a week and see if you feel the difference, you never know it might be the thing you’ve been looking for to boost your weight loss, curb your cravings or improve your overall health.
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