Konjac Root / Glucomannan – 100% Fiber
A customer comes in shortly after our store opens and asks me for konjac root. I hand her a bottle of glucomannan. She kindly reminds me that she asked for konjac root, and I kindly tell her that konjac root has another name and it is glucomannan.
Ten minutes later I get a call from the manager of our Stamford store. His supplement manager wasn’t in yet and he wanted to know where he might locate konjac root in his store for a customer. I knew then it had to be a Dr. Oz thing.
Well, thanks Dr. Oz, but, could you tell people to ask for the more common name of a supplement? (Something he rarely does.) Glucomannan comes from the root of the konjac plant. It is a great fiber to use in a weight loss program because it will expand to 60 times its own weight when consumed and, so, help curb your appetite. Like with psyllium, another popular fiber, drinking lots of water with glucomannan is recommended so the capsule won’t get stuck and start expanding in your throat.
Other great things about glucomannan: Reduces cholesterol, regulates blood sugar, is wheat and gluten free, has zero calories and is tasteless.
There are Japanese noodles called Shirataki noodles that are made from glucomannan (zero calories). They don’t taste like much by themselves but put them with a great tasting sauce and you’ve got a good diet meal with all the same benefits as taking the glucomannan capsules. How can you beat that?