So the Japanese have done it again, they’ve created an incredibly healthy product to help those cut down on fat. What is this mystery food? Well, they are called Shirataki, asian noodles which are translucent, thin, chewy, and have very few calories. The Shirataki Noodles have a different texture than wheat noodles and do not break as easily. They are mostly composed of a dietary fiber called glucomannan and contain very few calories and carbohydrates (sometimes even zero).
If you are trying to lose the extra fat your body is holding, then I would recommend trying these noodles. Asian foods come with great nutritional value. The high content of dietary fiber will have many health benefits. One such benefit would be a derease in blood cholesterol levels. The fiber will grab hold of bile acids, which carries cholesterol out of the body. Fiber is also good for preventing constipation, hemorrhoids, diverticulosis, and even colon cancer. The fiber also absorbs a lot of water and will give you a full feeling.
The Shirataki Noodle itself doesn’t have much flavor, but it’s great at soaking up the flavors that you cook with it. Here is a good recipe I found in Men’s Health that will deliver a nice amount of protein and a large portion of omega fatty acids.
Caprese Pasta Salad
1 lb. asparagus, thinly sliced
8 oz. shirataki coodles, don’t forget to rinse and drain
large heirloom tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup green peas, cooked
1 cup diced fresh mozzarella
1/4 cup chopped basil
Juice of 1 lemon
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
Salt and Pepper
First cook the asparagus in salted boiling water for 3-5 minutes. Remove the asparagus and put them in cold water. Drain the slices. Next place the noodles in the pot of boiling water for 30 seconds to warm them. Then drain the noodles and put them in a large bowl. Add the asparagus and the remaining ingredients-the tomatoes, green peas, mozzarella, basil, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt and pepper. This will feed 4 people and contains386 calories, 15g protein, 12g carbs, 31g fat, and 7g fiber per serving.
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This article was written by Travis Petelle. Travis is the founder of Go Healthy Fitness. He has been involved in the fitness industry for 10 years and knows how to help you transform your body. To read more articles from Go Healthy Fitness check out our blog.
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