Benefits of Glucomannan

Glucomannan Weight Loss

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WHAT IS GLUCOMANNAN
Extracted from medicinal plants, glucomannan is a natural plant-based dietary fibre. It is commonly used in Japanese cuisine, Chinese medicine, and Slim Cuisine's products. It has a gamut of health benefits as expounded below.

6 BENEFITS OF GLUCOMANNAN


1. AIDS WEIGHT LOSS
Glucomannan is a rich source of dietary fibre and has a very low-calorie content. A research review done in 2015 indicated that after the consumption of glucomannan products, it made them feel fuller for longer. This prevents people from overeating and snacking between meals.


2. MANAGE DIABETES
Research published in the US National Library of Medicine showed that the consumption of glucomannan and American ginseng mix showed an improvement in Type 2 Diabetes. Moreover, the weight loss from the consumption of glucomannan improves the condition of Type 2 Diabetes.


3. LOWERS CHOLESTEROL
A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that glucomannan helps to Low-density lipoproteins (LDL) which is often called the “bad” cholesterol. The study recommended the use of glucomannan to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.


4. AIDS CONSTIPATION
A study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that glucomannan improves gut health and bowel movements in adults by 30%. A recent review in 2017 found that the frequency of bowel movements in some children with constipation improved after taking glucomannan.


5. REDUCES ACNE
A study published in the American Journal of Dermatology and Venereology found that glucomannan was effective in reducing acne and improving the overall health of the skin.


6. WOUND HEALING
A study published in the American Journal of Dermatology and Venereology found that glucomannan reduces allergic response and improve the healing of wounds. Another study found that glucomannan may encourage wound healing due to the improvement made to the immune system.


WHERE CAN I OBTAIN GLUCOMANNAN?

The main ingredient in Slim Cuisine’s low-calorie pasta and rice products is made of this natural plant-based dietary fibre, glucomannan. The consumption of glucomannan-based products could enable you to reap the full health benefits of glucomannan and aid you in your weight loss journey.

Click HERE to view Slim Cuisine's range of low-calorie & low-carb products.

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Effect of depolymerised glucomannan on wound healing. (2015, March 28). Retrieved from https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/
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S., N., B., L, W., C., & I, C. (2008, October 01). Effect of glucomannan on plasma lipid and glucose concentrations, body weight, and blood pressure: Systematic review and meta-analysis | The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition | Oxford Academic. Retrieved from https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/88/
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Jenkins, A. L., Morgan, L. M., Bishop, J., Jovanovski, E., Jenkins, D. J., & Vuksan, V. (n.d.). Co-administration of a glucomannan-based fibre blend and American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius L.) on glycaemic control and serum lipids in type 2 diabetes: A randomized controlled, cross-over clinical trial. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/
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Price, A. (2017, August 17). This Natural Super-Fiber Powder Fights Fat, Diabetes & High Cholesterol. Retrieved from https://draxe.com/glucomannan/

Supplementation of Glucomannan into a Low-Fiber Chinese Diet Promoted Bowel Movement and Improved Colonic Ecology in Constipated Adults: A Placebo-Controlled, Diet-Controlled Trial. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/
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