Yacon syrup is extracted from the Yacon plant, found in South American. It only has around 20 calories per spoonful, it’s very low in sugar and tastes a bit like molasses or raisins.
The interesting thing is, Yacon syrup contains around 30% to 50% of fructooligosaccharides (FOS), a natural sweetener which the human body cannot break down effectively.
Because of this it passes through the digestive tract without being broken down, so it makes for a low calorie food. It is also acts as a prebiotic, encouraging healthy flora in the bowels.
Yacon was used by the Incas and in Peru it’s eaten for its nutritional properties and the fact it has few calories and low sugar levels.
In Bolivia, the roots of the yacón are eaten by people with diabetes and digestive or renal problems. And in Brazil, yacon tea is made with the dried leaves, which is said to be antidiabetic.
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- How It Works
As with most supplements, it’s the chemical make up of Yacon syrup which does all the work. You just take it twice a day.
In a study by Genta et al. it was shown that a daily intake of yacon syrup produced a significant decrease in body weight, waist circumference and body mass index when given to obese pre-menopausal women.
Although not a clinical study, Dr. Oz presented the findings of his experiment in which 29 out of 40 women lost weight by adding yacon syrup to their diet, without any other changes to their daily habits.
- 73% of the 60 participants lost weight
- 14 of the women lost 5 pounds or more
- The average weight loss was 2.9 pounds.
- They lost an average of 1.9 inches around their waists.
- The total pounds that were lost between all of the women was 153 pounds.
- 68 % of the participants would recommend Yacon to help lose weight.
2007 studies from the University of São Paulo in Brazil, have shown that consumption of yacon root, which contains high levels of fructans, may help improve the body’s absorption and retention of minerals like calcium and magnesium, thus increasing bone density.
The results suggested that yacon roots (the world’s richest natural source of FOS) are beneficial in the maintenance of healthy bones and protection against osteoporosis.
- Suggested Use
- Take one capsule twice daily with water 30 minutes before food.
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Listed opposite are the ingredients contained in The Yacon Diet - Root Capsules as listed by the manufacturer.
Whilst we make every effort to ensure that this information is accurate and up-to-date the actual ingredients may vary. Always read the label.
- Nutrition Facts*
- Amount per Serving
- Yacon Root
- Magnesium Stearate
- Dicalcium Phosphate
- (Capsule: Gelatin)
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