Shirataki Noodles Review

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Shirataki Noodles are a Japanese food product that are claimed to assist women and men with weight loss. These thin, chewy noodles are translucent and low in carbohydrates. The official website states that Shirataki Noodles “have little flavor and minimal calories.” They are unique in texture and are made from Konjac flour, which is derived from Konjac plant roots that are found in China and Japan. Shirataki Noodles can be purchased through online websites like LuckVitamin.com and iHerb.com, but are also sold in American health food chain stores such as Trader Joe’s and Wild Oats Natural Marketplace. The cost of these noodles varies by vendor.

One of the primary components of Shirataki Noodles is Glucomannan (dietary fiber), which is supposed to assist with bowel movements, lower cholesterol levels and improve overall weight reduction. Although Shirataki Noodles have little flavor, they are stated to absorb flavors from other ingredients easily. These “diet” noodles are packaged when they’re still wet and are claimed to be good with other dishes. There doesn’t appear to be any specific exercise program recommended with Shirataki Noodles. Unfortunately, there isn’t a money-back guarantee offered with this food product. Shirataki Noodles are ready to eat right out of the package when you purchase them. There are no free trial samples of these noodles offered via the official website.

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Product Features

Shirataki Noodles are basically Japanese noodles that may offer weight reduction benefits for men and women. This product can be found in stores like Trader Joe’s and Wild Oats Natural Marketplace. Shirataki Noodles are claimed to assist with bowel movements, lower cholesterol levels and improve overall weight reduction. The key ingredient found in Shirataki Noodles is Glucomannan, which can also be purchased in supplement form. These noodles are rich in fiber and can potentially absorb lots of water. This allows the user to feel full, while consuming minimal calories. The price of Shirataki Noodles will vary from vendor to vendor.

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Advantages

  • Shirataki Noodles can be easily and conveniently purchased in common specialty stores like Trader Joe’s and Wild Oats Natural Marketplace.
  • There are no potentially harmful diet drugs involved with the Shirataki Noodles diet.
  • Shirataki Noodles contain a lot of fiber, which is generally healthy for the body and can assist with bowel regularity.

Disadvantages

  • There are no appetite suppressants involved with the Shirataki Noodles diet.
  • There is no 100% money-back/satisfaction guarantee offered with Shirataki Noodles.
  • There doesn’t appear to be any customer testimonials posted on the official website for Shirataki Noodles.
  • There are no free trial samples of Shirataki Noodles offered on the website.
  • There do not seem to be any real eating guidelines for substituting Shirataki Noodles for your typical meals.
  • Not all users may find the taste of Shirataki Noodles pleasant.

Conclusion

In some respects Shirataki Noodles could be beneficial to some dieters. On the bright side, these noodles offer benefits like regularity and lower cholesterol levels. Then again, it’s difficult to determine whether or not Shirataki Noodles would actually be a good choice for those striving to lose excess body fat, especially since there is a more convenient pill form of Glucomannan available for purchase. It would be nice to see some actual customer testimonials posted on the official website, along with a 100% money-back guarantee and some free trial samples of Shirataki Noodles. These could make a tasty, healthy snack but those looking for dramatic weight loss results may wish to go elsewhere.

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20 User Reviews about Shirataki Noodles

  • 1
    Martine

    Are they Gluten free?

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  • 2
    dawn

    are these noodles healthy?

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  • 3
    Kay

    I love miracle noodles. They taste like the Thai rice noodles except they are zero calories. I eat them with marinara sauce, with Pad Thai, and stir fry. I use the Miracle Noodle rice like fried rice with veggies, meat, etc…

    Get the sample, and be open minded. The goal is health. Your body and mind can adapt. So can your recipes!

    I love them.

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  • 4
    Cheryl

    I would like to try shirataki noodles but I have nagging doubt about the plants coming from Japan. How do we know if they are safe to eat -especially if one consumes large quantities of them?

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    Ky

    Japanese folks eat them in their regular diet and some live to the hundreds.

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  • 5
    ron

    I have a protein restricted diet and have found Shirataki noodles to be a viable option. Sometimes I add them to ‘real’ pasta for a larger meal but low total protein.

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  • 6
    Yaya

    I just warmed up the yam shirataki noodles. I mixed them with my favorite sauce and they taste great! Sure, they’re a little bit more chewy but not far off to being like real egg noodles.

    This will be of great help to my weightloss or anyone’s for that matter. Just count your calories and pick healthy food, like these noodles^^

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  • 7
    lisa

    I just discovered these noodles and I love them.

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    Lisa

    Hey everyone, I just recently heard about Shirataki Noodles on the Dr. Oz show. I found a website that has them really CHEAP. The website is Asian Food Grocer. AND, if you purchase $25 or more, the entire order ships for ONLY $6.95. And they have all shapes, types and sizes of the Shirataki Noodles. Did anyone lose any weight eating these noodles? Let me know cuz I need to lose 20-25 pounds.

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  • 8
    Leslie

    These noodles are a great substitute for regular pasta. AND they have no carbs (<1), sugar, calories and fat. Perhaps you might TRY them before being so sceptical? They are delicious, and healthy.

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  • 9
    scott

    where in el paso tx can i bye the noodles

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    Anonymous

    in sun harvest

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  • 10
    Jen

    Shiritaki Noodles are honestly THE BEST pasta substitute-Ever. I eat Italian food 4 plus times a week, hence the reason why I need to lose some weight ;)
    These noodles are fantastic-hands down-if you are trying to count calories and still have an enjoyable filling good for you meal! Of course they are not ‘real’ noodles but the sacrafice is 200+ calories right? Suck it up and eat it down. You can find them at Whole Foods-they sell the tofu kind for about 1.99/8oz bag, 40 cals. I just ordered from Konjac foods online the real shirataki noodles which are NOT made out of tofu, only soluble fiber, and have 0 cals a serving. I am typing this review because in my quest to find out more about these ppl were saying, blah blah they smell, you have to rinse them, etc –people, they have 0-20 cals a serving! Can you stop complaining? You rinse them a few times, throw them in whatever sauce/veggies/cheese/butter your making them with and chow down. And throw the leftovers in the fridge and they taste even better-because it is true, they do absorb flavor and even expand slightly when heated right.

    If you are an italian eater, this is a weight loss miracle. It really is.

    Take them for what they are and ENJOY!!

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    Jen

    Jen? Have you lost weight with these noodles added to your diet?

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    NoodleLover

    I love Shirataki noodles! I have been eating them for months now since I adore pasta. I have always loved pasta more than the average person. Forget a steak! Forget a potato! All I have ever needed was pasta. If you are like me you will love this diet. I have lost 15 pounds by using these noodles, plus a little exercise, and the dailyplate.com ( lets me log in my calories and watch what I eat). The exercise has been great for my toning. The NOODLE has been amazing at controlling my hunger and still letting me enjoy my food. Just imagine pigging out on your favorite pasta recipe and then loosing weight because its only 100-150 calories in the meal. All because the noodle (which tastes amazing to me) is 5 calories per Kilo! I make one large batch at the beginning of the week and eat as I normally enjoy my spaghetti. Please give it a try everyone! Please consider finding it at a local Asian or International market as I do. I buy them by the Kilo for only $2.00!!! ENJOY!

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    rich pross

    where do you buy them for 2 dollars a kilo?

  • 11
    Wendy

    Do shirataki noodles only come in tofu form?

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  • 12
    Editor

    Good to know, Rita, thanks! Since many vendors seem to sell Shirataki Noodles, we’re not comfortable saying that all come with a guarantee.

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  • 13
    Rita

    “Miracle Shirataki Noodles” do come with a 100% money back guarantee for 14 days.

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    Anonymous

    trader joes does not carry this product.

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