19 Oct '11, 6am

All hail the Japanese super noodle! Soba contains antioxidants, high-quality proteins and lots of fibre

All hail the Japanese super noodle! Soba contains antioxidants, high-quality proteins and lots of fibre

Looking to lose weight? Tuck in. Studies have shown that soba is rich in fibre, meaning they take longer to digest and release energy over a period of time. As such, it is excellent for weight control. Also, research has shown that rutin may be able to slow, and even stop, the growth of fat cells in our bodies. Canadian scientists have also reported that buckwheat may be useful for diabetes management, as it actually reduced blood glucose levels of diabetic rats by up to 19 per cent. Your best bet: Eat soba that comprises 80 per cent or more buckwheat for maximum health benefits.

Full article: http://www.menshealth.com.sg/weight-loss-nutrition/soba-h...

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