September 14, 2009
It's not often that I stumble across a product that I automatically begin recommending to all my clients and working into the meal plans that I write…
…but a physician whom I highly respect recently mentioned to me the product called “Miracle Noodles“, and incredibly effective fat-loss tool for those of you who have to have your pasta and eat it too.
So here's the skinny on Miracle Noodles :
Originally called “Shirataki” noodles, Miracle Noodles, which have a chewy, rice-noodle type of texture, are traditionally a staple known and used in Asia for over two thousand years. They are made from a soluble plant fiber called glucomannan, which in Miracle Noodles is derived from a carboydrate-free flour made from konnyaku imo root.
So what does it actually mean if you are eating a noodle made from a root?
Think of it like Stevia, the natural root-based sweetener and completely carbohydrate-free version of sugar.
–Miracle Noodles are made of naturally water soluble fiber with no fat, sugar, or starch.
–Miracle Noodles contain zero net carbohydrates and zero calories.
–Miracle Noodles are wheat free & gluten free.
So how do you cook them?
The answer is…you don't. To the extreme benefit of any “busy” healthy eaters out there, it's this simple:
Miracle Noodles are instantly ready. You just drain the pack and rinse in a strainer or collander for a couple of minutes. Then you add any number of spices, herbs, vegetables, seeds, nuts or lean meats to complete the meal. The Miracle Noodle website actually has a huge collection of incredibly healthy meals.
As an added bonus, this glucomannan fiber significantly slows the absorption of sugar into your bloodstream means that any carbohydrates that you may consume with the Miracle Noodles would actually cause less damage.
Want even more information? Check out the amazing video below, in which ABC News actually does a story on the Miracle Noodles.
I completely approve. I wish they were available in more commercial grocery stores, and with their fantastic fat-loss health benefits, I'm certain they will be soon. In the meantime, you can get them by clicking here. (Did I mention they have 10 different varieties, and they're practically as affordable as Top Ramen noodles?)