This is a great substitute for sugar and much healthier also. And doesn’t taste bad at all. And a bonus of boosting your metabolism. Yacon is a perennial plant grown in the Andes for its crisp, sweet taste. And it makes a great substitute for molasses too. “It’s not a supplement, it’s not a pill – it’s a natural food that you can eat every day…it’s called ‘Yacon syrup,’” says Dr. Oz who was impressed by a study’s results that show that this South American staple could be the next big thing in weight loss. Not this particular brand. The study Dr. Oz refers to is a paper published in the journal Clinical Nutrition that reports that Yacon syrup may prove to be a surprising weight loss tool based on their results from a study that followed obese women who took 3-4 teaspoons a day of Yacon syrup over a 4-month period and lost an average of 33 pounds and 4 inches each from their waistlines. Yacon is a sweet potato-shaped vegetable grown in the Andes that is processed into molasses-like syrup used as a sweetener for dishes in South American homes. The taste is described as being kind of “raisiny”—a cross between a fig and a prune.Researchers have determined that the health benefits of Yacon syrup go beyond weight loss in that it aids digestion and appears to regulate blood sugar levels in obese pre-menopausal women with insulin resistance. As a sugar substitute Yacon syrup is also beneficial in that it contains only 7 calories per teaspoon. The last few quotes came from another website. Since I have been using the syrup I have lost about 5 pounds in about two weeks.
Pure yacon syrup assists in weight loss and slimming waist sizes, regulating blood sugar, and increasing daily fiber intake
The syrup, distilled from the Peruvian tuber yacon — contains up to 50 percent fructooligosacharides, or FOS. FOS, classified as a prebiotic, is a non-caloric sweetener and also a fiber source.
According to a 2009 Scientific study, daily intake of yacon syrup produced a significant decrease in body weight, waist circumference and body mass index.
Yacon syrup Speeds up the metabolism to combat excess fat and regulates the hunger hormone, making you feel full longer.
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