MIRACLE NOODLE – A BOON FOR KETOGENIC DIET THERAPY
‘Miracle Noodles’ name itself suggest/ depicts that it has some magic in it, it is not like other noodles. Now you must be wondering ‘WHY’ ? This is because of its ‘empty calorie’ function.
What is Empty calorie?
Empty calories meaning calories derived from food containing no nutrients. Because of this nature/function of Miracle noodles, It can be used in our Ketogenic diet therapy.
Ketogenic diet therapy is very rigid diet. The amount of food is specified by expert dietician but that dependents upon the nutritive values of each food product.
So, when you have such product like Miracle noodles where you don’t have to count how much to eat, it make lots of difference to the patients who are on Ketogenic diet.
So, when our patients complain about Hunger/ They want more food. We prescribe/ recommend them ‘Miracle noodles’. We see happy faces when we prescribe Miracle Noodle to our patients.
Now let us know more about Miracle noodles and it’s mechanism: –
Jonathan Carp, M.D. (President & Founder, Miracle Noodle) discovered them in Japan where it has been enjoyed over 1400 years.
In 2006, He introduced the Miracle Noodles in USA.
Miracle noodles also known as Shirataki Noodles are thin, translucent, gelatinous traditional Japanese noodles made from the konjac yam (devil’s tongue yam or elephant yam).
It is made from the Konjac flour which is obtained from Konjac plant and water, Miracle Noodle and Miracle Rice are 97% water and 3% soluble fiber – called glucomannan — (plus a natural calcium additive to help the noodles keep their shape). Glucomannan is a food additive used as an emulsifier and thickener.
Benefits of Konjac Glucomannan: –
- Ameliorate glycemic control
- Improves blood lipid profile
- Improves Systolic blood pressure in high-risk diabetic individuals
- Konjac flour helps to improve digestive due to its prebiotic properties.
- Glucomannan has appetite reduction property which is beneficial in:-
- weight management
- treatment of constipation
- management of high cholesterol levels.
Hence it is truly a boon for patient who are on ketogenic diet.
We would also like to share Miracle noodles recipes picture made by one of our enthusiastic keto mother – Mrs. Dafade:-
VEG PANEER NOODLES
- Miracle noodles
- Paneer ( Cottage cheese)
Ingredients for Chinese chutney/sauce-
• Red dry chillies (rinse and then soak the chilies in hot water for 30 minutes. de-seed the chilies before soaking.)
• Ginger garlic paste
• Turmeric powder
• Black pepper powder
Note:-The amount of ingredients (except for Miracle noodles) is given by dietician.
Method of preparation: –
For Chinese chutney/Sauce:
- Take tomato, soaked red chillies, ginger and garlic together.
- Add them to the grinder/ blender.
- Add water and make a smooth paste of it
For preparing Miracle noodles
- Cut bag of Miracle Noodles open with scissors and drain in strainer for one minute in cool water.
- Lightly boil noodles for 2-3 minutes. But no more than 3 minutes.
- Drain noodles and dry roast them using no oil or spray in pan for 1 minute.
- After 1 minute, you should hear a squeaking noise.This means they are ready.
- Take oil in a pan and deep fry paneer cubes and keep it aside.
- In the remaining oil, add prepared chinese chutney/sauce. Sauté for few minutes.
- Add salt, turmeric, pepper powder and vinegar.
- Add finely chopped tomato, capsicum and onion. Cook it for few minutes
- Add deep fried paneer cubes in the gravy.
- Keep it on low flame for 3-4 minutes.
- Add Miracle noodles and mix it properly and garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.
- Serve hot. Enjoy!
“How To Cook”. Miracle Noodle.
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