Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Miracle Noodles

Last fall I discovered a pasta alternative that was only 40 calories, (Tofu Shirataki Noodles), and then I stumbled upon miracle noodles: a soy free pasta substitute that has ZERO calories. Now the point is not that they are calorie free, but my pure astonishment with this product. They do not contain any nutritional value what so ever, as they only contain water, glucomannan (a soluble fiber), and a calcium additive. They are marketed 100% as a weight loss tool, and they just happen to be allergen friendly. It is products like these that, while offering an alternative to people who have multiple serve allergies, they also may aid in dysfunctional eating habits. Instead of forcing the consumer to be proactive in their food choices, we've giving them an out--you can keep eating... so what if they don't help my body function?

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