What is Konjac Root and Why we love it!


What is Konjac RootWritten by Esther Choi

What is Konjac Root:

Konjac (also known as glucomannan) is best known for its starchy corm, the fibrous part of the stem that grows underground. This plant is native to parts of Asia, where its unique properties and health benefits have been revered in several traditional medicines. Today, glucomannan is an FDA-approved dietary fiber that is widely used in health-conscious cooking to fight against diabetes, high cholesterol, and obesity. 

Why We Love It:

Type 2 diabetes regulation

Glucomannan keeps people fuller for longer. This helps people watch their caloric intake and decrease the likelihood of eating foods that increase blood sugar levels.

Healthy cholesterol

Water-soluble fibers, like glucomannan, are recommended by several doctors for weight management and for reduction of heart disease and stroke risks. Specifically, these fibers have been shown to significantly reduce total blood cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides, and to raise HDL cholesterol (the good kind!). 

Bowel regulation

Fibers such as glucomannan can help regulate bowel function and reduce constipation by increasing frequency of bowel movements and increasing levels of probiotic bacteria.                    

Konjac Root Powder

Glucomannan not only adds impressive health benefits to our Keto bites, but the super ingredient also acts as a natural thickening agent, giving our bites their soft-baked texture! Plus, the plant's naturally neutral taste (trust us, this is a good thing) allows us to create healthy desserts without sacrificing any of the deliciousness! 

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