- What is SlimPasta?
- Why should I buy SlimPasta?
- What is Konjac?
- What is glucomannan?
- Medical & Health Benefits of Konjac?
- What are the main ingredients in SlimPasta?
- What is the Calcium Hydroxide? Is this safe to consume?
- How does the taste of SlimPasta compare to the wheat pasta?
- How does the texture of SlimPasta compare to the wheat pasta?
- How can SlimPasta help with weight management?
- Is SlimPasta gluten-free?
- Is SlimPasta approved by FSANZ?
- Why is there “Zero calorie and zero carbohydrate” claims in USA?
- How do I cook SlimPasta?
- How much SlimPasta should I consume a day?
- Is Shirataki noodle / Konjac noodle the same as SlimPasta?
What is SlimPasta?SlimPasta is a great substitute for pasta and noodle and easy to incorporate into your current lifestyle. SlimPasta makes you feel full for longer without adding a lot of calories.SlimPasta is naturally made of a vegetable called Konjac which produces a high fibre (called gulcomannan) that is a low calorie and low carbohydrate food. SlimPasta provides delicious meal options for you and your family. SlimPasta helps create a long term solution to aid towards better health to feel better and be happy.
SlimPasta is not new to the market; it has been popular in Asia for over a thousand years, specifically in Japan and China, and while it can be identified by many different names (Konjac noodle, Shirataki), they are all essentially the same and have identical health benefits of lower cholesterol, lower blood glucose, and body weight management.
In the United States, original Japanese name as Shirataki Noodles are the term used to describe SlimPasta (Australian brand) or Konjac noodle made from Konjac root, they are becoming an increasingly popular food among people that need to incorporate healthy foods into their meal plans.
The Wall Street Journal reported on a study compiled by the “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition” about glucomannan found in Konjac root to determine if there were any significant health benefits from eating the pasta. The objective of the study was to conduct a thorough analysis of glucomannan based on several independent trials. The study aimed to assess the effects on blood glucose, cholesterol, body weight, and blood pressure. In the final conclusions of the study, the experiments conducted yielded positive results for Konjac root and glucomannan. “Glucomannan appears to beneficially affect total cholesterol, LDL(bad) cholesterol, triglycerides, body weight, and FBG [fasting blood glucose], but not HDL(good) cholesterol or blood pressure.”
As you can see from this study, SlimPasta derived from Konjac root can have a significant impact on your overall health. While it does lessen the LDL cholesterol in your body, it does not have an effect on HDL cholesterol or your blood pressure. By using SlimPasta as a substitute for many other less healthy alternatives, you are giving your body the valuable fiber that it needs on a daily basis while also decreasing your cholesterol, fasting blood glucose, and your triglycerides.
These studies were conducted on a small sample and do not necessarily represent the entire population; however, they are a reliable data based study conducted with statistical analysis that indicate that there are advantages to incorporating the Konjac root into your diet. More scientific studies should be conducted on the plant root to determine whether the benefits of consumption can be statistically distributed to the entire population.
Shirataki Noodles in America have become very popular throughout the country as people search for a weight management strategy that does not require them to completely transform their lifestyle and current eating habits. They have been featured on daytime news stations in the U.S. ABC News did a segment on Shirataki noodles that focused on the potential of the noodles to aid in body weight management, and they interviewed a doctor who listed Konjac root as an excellent source of fiber and a beneficial substitute for traditional pasta. The segment went on to discuss the impact of Shirataki Noodles, also known now as SlimPasta, on health and wellness, as well as provided information on why the pastas were so popular among dieters and nutritionists.
Local news stations in America have also covered the benefits to consuming Konjac, they interviewed people who have tried Shirataki Noodles to get their perspective on the pastas and whether they would incorporate into their diet on a regular basis. The people interviewed seem enthusiastic about the pastas specifically because the pastas contain nearly no calories and are also rich with dietary fiber.
While SlimPasta is very light, it expands in the stomach so that it makes a great food choice even in the winter months when you are looking to keep warm. People are more likely to give into comfort food during the colder months, but SlimPasta is a great hearty substitute that will keep your stomach full for a long while after you have finished your meal without adding a lot of calories.
Why should I buy SlimPasta?If you are looking for a way to consume fewer calories in a day and also stick to a low carbohydrate diet, then SlimPasta is a must-have item for your household.
SlimPasta is made from a plant called Konjac, and it contains a rich water-soluble dietary fibre. Konjac is composed of mostly water, However its dietary fibre aids in digestion and can reduce the risk of some diseases. With SlimPasta you don’t have to transform your eating habits or your lifestyle; you can add this food to any meal that you would normally eat with pasta, noodles, or rice. By using Slim Pasta in place of other food choices, you can develop a healthy eating plan that you can use for years to come. When you consume SlimPasta you will be taking in fewer calories so that you can successfully manage your weight while still feeling full and satisfied after your meals.
SlimPasta can be used in a variety of different dishes: Asian stir-fry, beef lo mien, grilled chicken, pasta dishes, spaghetti bakes, soups and many more. Having the foods contain rich dietary fibre has proven to be benefit for type 2 diabetics or anyone that struggles with obesity or lifestyle-related illnesses. To prepare the pasta, it only requires that you rinse, drain, and serve. It’s a simple, affordable way to maintain a low calorie and/or low carbohydrate diet, while still enjoying your favourite pasta and noodle dishes.
What is Konjac?The Konjac plant is a well known vegetable in Asian countries, widely grown in China, Japan, India and Korea. The perennial plant grows from a large corm up to 25 cm in diameter with single leaves of up to 1.3 m across. These leaves are so-called bipinnate, which means that they are divided into numerous smaller leaflets. The flower is a dark red and grows up to 55 cm long.Konjac has been consumed in Asia especially China and Japan for more than 1000 years and is served to patients in hospitals who suffer from overweight/obese/type 2 diabetes and lifestyle-related illnesses to manage their weight loss and health. This is because the konjac is low in calories and has many other benefits.
“Dietary Fibre – Gulcomannan” Glucomannan is a water-soluble polysaccharide that is considered a soluble dietary fibre. Dietary fibre makes you feel full faster therefore it can be helpful in weight-management. Fibre aids the digestion system and is, beneficial to the prevention of constipation. It has also been used for the treatment of heart disease, diabetes and diverticulosis.
Soluble fibre is found in fruits, vegetables, oat bran, barley, nuts, seeds, beans, lentils and peas. Soluble fibre has been scientifically proven to lower cholesterol, which can help prevent heart disease.
What is glucomannan?Glucomannan is a water-soluble polysaccharide that is considered a soluble dietary fibre. Dietary fibre makes you feel full faster therefore it can be helpful in weight-management. Fibre aids the digestion system and is, beneficial to the prevention of constipation. It has also been used for the treatment of heart disease, diabetes and diverticulosis. Soluble fibre is found in fruits, vegetables, oat bran, barley, nuts, seeds, beans, lentils and peas. Soluble fibre has been scientifically proven to lower cholesterol, which can help prevent heart disease.
Medical & Health Benefits of Konjac?
- Reduces the rapid rise in blood sugar after a meal
- Obesity Prevention
- Reduce the absorption of cholesterol
- Treatment for constipation
- Promote the excretion of toxic substances / Detox
Reduces the rapid rise in blood sugar after a meal
soluble fibre increases viscosity, while mingling with the food absorbs moisture and slows the absorption as it keeps the food in the stomach. A gradual rise in blood sugar will occur which will act to prevent diabetes by saving insulin secretion.
Because Konjac is a low-calorie food, it is the best way to increase the volume of a meal. In addition to eliminating hunger by creating a feeling of fullness after your meal for a longer time it also helps to prevent obesity.
Reduce the absorption of cholesterol Increases excretion of bile acids in the stool (which is made of cholesterol in the liver as a raw material), reduces blood cholesterol levels by suppressingthe absorption of cholesterol. In doing so it prevents arteriosclerosis and cholelithiasis.
Treatment for constipation
Glucomannan is a soluble fibre, and as such, has been investigated for the treatment of constipation. Glucomannan may relieve constipation by decreasing faecal transit time. In the treatment of chronic constipation, glucomannan significantly improved symptoms of constipation while being well-tolerated and free of relevant side effects.
Promote the excretion of toxic substances / Detox
It actively encourages the elimination of bowel movements. This will shorten the time that carcinogens stay in the intestines. – Promotes the excretion of toxic substances / detox.
What are the main ingredients in SlimPasta?Angel Hair: Purified water, Konjac Flour (3.8%), Calcium Hydroxide (Mineral Salt, 526)Spaghetti: Purified water, Konjac Flour (3.6%), Rice Flour, Corn Flour, Calcium Hydroxide (Mineral Salt, 526)
What is the Calcium Hydroxide? Is this safe to consume?Calcium Hydroxide has only a low toxicity and especially because its’ low toxicity it is used in the food industry as it is safe to do so. In SlimPasta there is only 0.15% of the firming agent used that contains calcium hydroxide.In Australian food regulation, Calcium Hydroxide for food is No. 526 which can also be described as “Mineral salt”. You can download a Food Additives list from Food Safety Australia and New Zealand website.
How does the taste of SlimPasta compare to the wheat pasta?SlimPasta is not made from wheat or flour so the taste is not similar to traditional pasta; however, the great thing about SlimPasta is that it has virtually no (neutral) taste at all so you can add any of your favourite sauces or soups to your dish and the pasta will absorb those flavours.
You can cook SlimPasta with your favourite spaghetti or Alfredo sauce, or you can experiment with different vegetables and herb dressings until you find a dish that is tasty, delicious, and healthy. There are so many ways that you can prepare meals with this pasta, and if you already have a favourite dish, you can simply add SlimPasta so that your dish is more filling and gives you the dietary fibre that you need in your daily diet.
How does the texture of SlimPasta compare to the wheat pasta?SlimPasta also has a slightly different consistency than regular pasta; it has an Al dente-like texture and is translucent (Angel Hair) or white (Spaghetti) in colour. SlimPasta is an excellent substitute to pasta and noodle if you are trying to manage your weight and choose more healthy options for your meals, but you should not expect the pasta to taste exactly like other pasta or to feel exactly the same way in your mouth. After you try SlimPasta for the first time, you will be able to taste the pasta for yourself to see how it compares to other pastas.
SlimPasta also retains form and never goes “gluggy” like wheat pasta, so great option for healthy lunch box!
How can SlimPasta help with weight management?As a reduced calories alternative to white wheat flour pasta, SlimPasta can cut up to 95%* of calories per 100g. Consuming nutritional meals with SlimPasta along with regular physical activities and a healthy diet, may help people achieve their weight management goals.
*comparison with cooked white wheat flour pasta, 122 calories (from FSANZ database) and SlimPasta Angel Hair
Is SlimPasta gluten-free?Yes, All SlimPasta product are gluten free
Is SlimPasta approved by FSANZ?Yes. Konjac flour as an ingredient is approved by FSANZ.
Why is there “Zero calorie and zero carbohydrate” claims in USA?By USA regulation, Foods with less than 5 calories meet the definition of “calorie free”. In Australia regulations are different and claims regarding to energy as “low calorie/joule” can only be made if food is less than 170 kj per 100g.
SlimPasta’s Angel Hair and Spaghetti are analysed independently for its’ food nutritional information by Australian food laboratory.
How do I cook SlimPasta?1. Drain away fluid
2. Rinse under running water
3. Leave in hot water for 1 minute, then drain
4. Add to pasta sauce, stir-fry, soup or salad!
How much SlimPasta should I consume a day?Moderation is the key for all balanced food consumption. We recommend to eat one servings (125g) a day with a combination of other good nutritional food.For SlimPasta’s healthy & delicious recipe ideas, Click here
Is Shirataki noodle / Konjac noodle the same as SlimPasta?The so-called Shirataki noodle (originally from Japan), is the same as SlimPasta’s Angel Hair which contains Purfied water, Konjac flour and Calcium Hydroxide (Mineral Salt, 526). SlimPasta’s Spaghetti is made by an original recipe which contains Purified water, Konjac flour, Soybean fibre, Oatmeal flour and Calcium Hydroxide (Mineral Salt, 526) to improve its texture and more similar to wheat pasta.