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Weighing the Pros and Cons of Konjac

If you’re trying to keep your carb count low, you'll probably run across konjac in your quest for low-carb products. Read on to find out the pros and cons of replacing konjac as your staple food.

Astonishing Benefits of Konjac

  1. Absorbs minerals Konjac can help the body to absorb minerals, making your daily healthy food much more useful. By helping with the absorption of minerals, any foods and drinks you ingest will be able to be used more effectively.

  2. Boost metabolism Konjac can be used to help increase energy levels and boost metabolism. A great option for those looking to increase exercise or help with weight loss!

  3. Aid in Weight Loss By far the best way people have found to lose weight is by eating foods with konjac as a key ingredient. This is a great alternative for those wanting to continue eating food with high carbs and calories to aid with weight loss

Konjac risks and side effects

  1. Lack of energy As there are no carbohydrates in konjac products, you will not get the same amount of energy as you would from your regular staple of rice or noodles. If you feel giddy or light-headed, it is best not to engage in high-intensity exercises.

  2. Excessive intake of Konjac You’ll know you have overdone the konjac if you suffer from bloat, diarrhoea, abdominal pain and nausea.

  3. Potential choking hazard Konjac has a firm structure that doesn’t break down in your mouth like gelatin products. It could be potentially dangerous when eaten in certain forms.

Still, it’s not a good idea if you completely swap out whole grains such as brown rice and whole wheat pasta as they have known benefits for heart health and weight management.

Take extra care when losing weight!

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