What is Yacon Root Extract Syrup?
The Yacon Plant (Smallanthus Sonchifolius) is a perennial plant grown in the Northern and Central Andes from Colombia to Northern Argentina. Yacon Syrup is derived from the Yacon Root and is a robust plant that provides sweet tasting roots that have been used among the people of Peru for hundreds of years.
Yacon Root contains naturally occurring Fructooligosaccharide (FOS), and has been traditionally valued for its prebiotic and probiotic support.
It also acts a metabolism booster and dietary supplement.
Due to recent research and clinical studies the weight loss benefits have been shown to be incredible, and has now been coined the “Metabolism Game Changer.”
How It Works
The secret lies in the extract of the root which is high in Fructooligosaccharide (FOS) which acts as a prebiotic and promotes your “skinny bacteria”. Aside from super charging your metabolism this will act as a natural appetite suppressant throughout the day.
FOS resist breakdown by enzymes in the human digestive system and reach the colon without being digested. This means that yacon syrup is very low in calories (about 20 calories per tablespoon).
FOS also acts as a soluble fiber, which increases stool bulk to help prevent and control constipation. Yacon’s FOS also help feed beneficial bacteria in the colon such as Bifidus and Lactobacillus.
Studies have linked these good bowel bacteria to anti-inflammatory and immunity-boosting effects, and increasing their numbers may help maintain a healthy weight. In turn, these bacteria convert FOS to short-chain fatty acids, which help inhibit cholesterol synthesis in the liver and enhance tissue sensitivity to insulin.
FOS has also been shown to modulate the production of certain gastrointestinal peptides that participate in gastric emptying rates and help regulate insulin levels and food intake. Yacon, therefore, may also help control appetite and food cravings, helping people eat less
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How To Use
Take 1 teaspoon of 100% Vacon syrup with or before each meal. It can also be used as a sugar substitute, such as in tea or coffee. You can use it in place of syrup or molasses on pancakes or waffles, or add it to oatmeal or fruit.
It has been used as an alternative sweetener for diabetics, vegans, and those seeking to reduce sugar intake.
Here are the Facts In a 2009 study published in Clinical Nutrition, it was found that Yacon Syrup has a direct link to weight loss.
Of 55 Obese Women who took Yacon over 4 months, the average weight loss was 33lbs and 4 inches of waist circumference. They also experienced a drop in bad Cholesterol and more frequent and healthy bowel movements.
Another study led by Dr Oz tracked the results of 60 women (40 finished the trial) who took Yacon over the course of 4 weeks.
The following is the results:
29 (73%) of the women lost weight
14 women lost five pounds or more
Average weight loss was 2.9 pounds
Average reduction in waist size was 1.9 inches
Total weight lost among all the women was 153 pounds
27 (68%) recommended Yacon as a weight loss tool