Health Benefits

While we’re not scientists, we have found many articles which have proven these how healthy shirataki is.

In one scientific article from the EFSA(European Food Safety Authority) some of their conclusions of Glucomannan, one of the main ingredients in the Shirataki were:

“On the basis of the data presented, the Panel concludes that: The food constituent, konjac mannan (glucomannan), which is the subject of the health claims, is sufficiently characterised.
Reduction of body weight (ID 854, 1556, 3725) The claimed effects are “weight management” and “contributes to weight management”. The target population is assumed to be overweight subjects. Reduction of body weight is a beneficial physiological effect for overweight individuals. A cause and effect relationship has been established between the consumption of glucomannan and the reduction of body weight. The following wording reflects the scientific evidence: “Glucomannan contributes to the reduction of body weight in the context of an energy-restricted diet”. In order to obtain the claimed effect, at least 3 g of glucomannan should be consumed daily in three doses of at least 1 g each, together with 1-2 glasses of water before meals, in the context of an energy-restricted diet. The target population is overweight adults.”

Maintenance of normal blood cholesterol concentrations (ID 3100, 3217) The claimed effects are “helps to maintain physiological lipid levels in the blood” and “heart health”. The target population is assumed to be the general population. A claim on glucomannan and the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol concentrations has already been assessed with a favourable outcome.

Link to Article:

http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/scdocs/doc/1798.pdf

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