Almond, flax, buckwheat, oatmeal and many others are healthy options that housewives, followers of a healthy lifestyle, use in the kitchen. More recently, Konjac flour has appeared. It is prepared from the edible root of the tree of the same name, which grows in distant Asia. It is a gluten-free, carbohydrate-free, odor-free product that does not cause allergies. It is close to zero calories and is perfect to keep fit in all diets to lose weight or simply not to give up small culinary pleasures. Noodles or pastas made from Konjac flour have only 6 calories per 100 grams and assimilable carbohydrates worth only 0.5 grams.
“The soluble fiber called gucomanan, the main component of Konjac, has the property of slowing down the emptying of the stomach, so that the feeling of hunger sets in later”, says Alina Trifu, nutrition advisor at nosugarshop.ro, a specialist with skills in preparing children’s menus , athletes, pregnant women, etc. In fact, the European Food Safety Authority recognizes the weakening power of konjac, precisely because of its active ingredient called glucomannan. No wonder that the greatest weight loss experts – Dr. Oz and Dr. Dukan – recommend konjac, recognizing among the effects of its consumption: blocking sugars and fats in the diet, getting the feeling of satiety; blood glucose regulation.
The flour can be used in cakes or can be added to various dishes. For example, you can dissolve it in a cup of tea and, in addition to satisfying the craving for sweets, it also offers a feeling of satiety, thanks to its high fiber content.