Konjac also known as konjak, konjaku, konnyaku potato, devil’s tongue, voodoo lily snake palm, or elephant yam. It is a plant of the
genus Amorphophallus. The food made from the corm of this plant is widely known in English by its Japanese name, konnyaku (yam cake), being cooked and consumed primarily in Japan. The two basic types of cake are white and black. Noodles are made from konnyaku, known as shirataki.
The corm of the konjac is often collogqually referred to as a yam, although it bears no marked relation to tubers of the family.
The dried corm of the konjac plant containes around 40% glucomannan gum. This polysaccha-ride makes konjac jelly highly viscous and may be responsible for many of its putative health benefits as used in traditional chinese medicine, detoxification, tumour-suppression, blood stasis alleviation and phlegm liquefaction.
Konjac not only has almost no calories and also very high in fiber. Therefore, it is often used as a diet food. The processed Konjac is fiber-rich and contains neither gluten nor fat, and almost no carbohydrates, and has just less than 100 calories a kilogram.
The dietary fiber from the corm of Amorphophallus konjac is used as a component of weight loss supplements. Konjac supplementation at modes levels has been shown to help increase bytyric acid production and thus improve bowel flora ecology and increase bowel movements in constipated adults.
Konjac Prevents Obesity
Studies show that increasing the number of bites when eating stimulates areas in the hypothalamus, the brains “satiety centre”, allowing one to obtain satisfaction with an “8th full stomach”, preventing one from over-eating.
Konjac Prevent Diabetes
Diabetes is a disease in which one cannot control the blood sugar level in the bloodstream. When sugar is processed in the body, large amount of insulin is produced in order to regulate glucose levels. When Konjac is taken simultaneously with the sugar, this helps the small intestine from absorbing the glucose quickly, preventing the body from a sudden spike in sugar levels. With a low calorie count and a useful cooking additive to increase the volume of food to be consumed, many harmful diseases resulting from eating habits (over eating/obesity) that often lead to diabetes can be prevented.
Konjac to Relieve Constipation
Help constipation and clutter in your stomach
Constipation is caused from day-to-day lifestyle habits, including insufficient intake of dietary fibers, irregular diet, lack of exercise, stress, etc., leading to spastic and flaccid constipation. Flaccid constipation occurs when stimulation sensitivity and defecation reflex of the mucosa is weakened, leading to faeces transportation capacity to be delayed in the large intestines. Having a high fiber diet can help to prevent this problem.
In the case of spastic constipation, to avoid intense stimuli leading to cramps, konjac-like foods have been tested to have positive physiological effects on the body. Konjac allows a soft stimulation to the large intestines, increasing the defecation reflex, freeing clutters in the large intestines.
Why Konja is Japan No.1 Healthy Choice
– Very low calories
– No cholesterol
– High Fiber
– Alkaline Food
– Suitable for Diabetics
– Gluten Free
– No more constipation
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