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Health benefits of konjac plant

November 26, 2019

For years, people have used konjac, or glucomannan, mainly for weight loss. However, its benefits are more than that. The article provides sufficient knowledge about the health benefits of konjac plant.

Konjac is used as a supplement for weight loss and cholesterol management
Konjac is used as a supplement for weight loss and cholesterol management / Image : Instagram

What is konjac?

Konjac is a type of herb that grows popularly in some parts of Asia. Generally, Asian people use it as a gelatin substitute and to add texture to foods. Traditional Chinese medicine also uses the konjac plant root commonly. In Western countries, konjac is used as a dietary supplement for weight loss and cholesterol management. However, many pieces of research have pointed out other benefits associated with this herb. So what are the benefits of konjac root?

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Why to use konjac plant?

There are many reasons why konjac, as well as konjac noodles keto, is in high demand.

Constipation

One of the konjac plant health benefits that was discovered through a 2008 study is constipation prevention. According to the study, people who added glucomannan to their low-fibre diet experienced an increase in the amounts of probiotic bacteria in faeces. Besides, their bowel movement function also increased by 30%.

Weight loss

Konjac has been used as weight loss foods for time because it expands in the stomach and keeps you full. According to a 2005 study conducted to find out the advantage of konjac root for weight loss, adding a glucomannan supplement to a balanced, for instance, 1,200 calorie diet, helping you to lose weight faster than 1,200-calorie diet plus placebo.

Lower cholesterol

Another reason why konjac is widely used as weight loss supplements is its ability to lower total cholesterol, bad cholesterol LDL and triglycerides. Therefore, it lowers body weight and fastens blood sugar. Scientists came to the conclusion that glucomannan could be used as adjuvant therapy for people with diabetes and high cholesterol.

Skin health improvement

The konjac root powder in skin care was proved through a 2013 study. The konjac benefits for skin include reducing acne and allergic response, improving skin health and wound healing.

Eye health

Eye health benefits of konjac seem unpopular to many people. This herb assists in fighting eye-related problems such as eye inflammation, strengthening optical nerves and keeping your eyes healthy.

These are some common health benefits of the konjac plant. Consume this herb daily to experience better health.

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