What is Yacon Syrup and Why You Should Try It

December 8, 2013

Diet and Weight Loss, featured

Yacon is a vegetable native to South America. It has been used for generations in Peru. It is a crisp, sweet-tasting tuberous root. The syrup comes from the root of the plant, and the taste is similar to molasses. It is very low in calories, and has a substantial amount of fiber. It also naturally supports good digestion, and regulates blood sugar.
This vegetable comes in many forms, such as powder, dried chips, syrup, and pills. The root itself can be eaten cooked or raw. The easiest form seems to be pills or syrup. Pills should be taken with a full glass of water before meals. The syrup can be taken before each meal as well, but it can also be used as a sugar substitute. Please note that because of the syrup’s bowel movement-promoting properties,you should limit daily consumption to no more than 1-2 tablespoons.
Now that you know what a Yacon is, where it’s from, and how it can be used, let’s discuss who can benefit from using it. Do you want or need to lose weight? Do you need more fiber in your diet? Do you suffer from chronic constipation? Do you have high blood sugar levels? Then you should try this syrup.
Pure Yacon syrup contains something called Fructooligosaccharide, or FOS. Because the body cannot process FOS, it passes through the system without leaving behind absorbable sugar compounds. It is glucose free, and does not raise blood sugar levels. It promotes healthy bacteria that aid in cleaning the colon and regulating the digestive system. It decreases “bad” cholesterol, and increases “good” cholesterol. It’s high fiber content makes you feel full longer. In 2013, Dr. Oz performed an experiment which resulted in 29 out of 40 women losing weight by adding the syrup to their diet, and making no other changes to their usual daily habits.
Dr. Oz also recently endorsed a super fruit supplement that can be safely used by most people. It’s called Garcinia Cambogia. It’s a source of hydroxycitric acid (HCA). It is believed to suppress hunger and support healthy weight loss. Garcinia Cambogia extract is often included in appetite suppressing/blood sugar balancing combinations.
Whether your trying to lose weight or just eat healthier, these are worth looking into.

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