There are a lot of diets you may come across while looking for weight loss. But if you look at core of all these diet, you will find it is controlling the intake or you can controlling your hunger. Controlling your hunger doesn’t always mean not eating foot, you just need to keep an eye on what you and how much you are eating.
What if I told there is something which you can eat all you can and control your hunger more you. I’m talking about Elephant Foot Yam also known as Suran, Jimikand, Oal or Kand which has about 40% Glucomannan when in dried powder form. Glucomannan is a new weight loss supplement sensation.
One gram of Glucomannan can absorb one glass of water and form a gel like sponge.
Glucomannan is also used in Type 2 Diabetes, lowering LDL cholesterol, enlargement of spine etc. Glucomannan is also used in food industry as thickener. It is a natural product and has no side effect where as weight loss pills has adverse effect on long term. Elephant Foot Yam can also cure Hypertension and Stress , balance hormonal levels, and lower insulin level.
Elephant Foot Yam dried powder can be used as flour to make chapatis, pasta, noodles. Elephant foot yam pulp can be to make 30+ delicious sweets to soothe your tongue. We have over 70 recipe which make your diet healthy and tasty. They have carbohydrates(330KJ/100 Grams) and protein levels(3-5%) equivalent to potatoes with 0.8% fiber and 50mg Calcium and make a good substitute.
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