How Yacon Aids in Weight Loss
Yacon syrup contains prebiotics – inulin and fructooligosaccharides (FOS). It is also low in calories as well. In fact, it only has about twenty calories in each tablespoon. The FOS in Yacon is known for feeding the bacteria that is located in the colon – Bifidus and Lactobacillus. Researchers have found that Yacon helps maintain good bowel bacteria, anti-inflammatory, and it boosts your immune system. Which results in you being able to keep a healthy weight. Not to mention the fact that there is evidence that suggests that it also allows people to eat less because it controls appetite and food cravings. Furthermore, it is good for metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and high cholesterol. Some researchers have even found evidence that Yacon could help increase bone density, which results in osteoporosis progression being delayed.
How to Use Yacon
Yacon syrup is often compared to molasses and some people say that it tastes like figs or raisins. When using Yacon syrup for weight loss it should be taken pure before or after eating. However, since it is known to promote bowel movements it is suggested that you take no more than two tablespoons each day.
Who Should Use Yacon
Yacon syrup is safe for those who are obese/overweight, do not eat a lot of fiber, experience constipation, or have an elevated blood sugar.
Who Should Not Use Yacon
Those who suffer from loose stools or diarrhea are not suggested to use Yacon syrup because it could cause nausea, diarrhea, flatulence, or bloating. If you are allergic to Yacon or sunflower seeds, you should also not take it. Women who are breastfeeding or pregnant should get permission from their doctor before taking Yacon syrup.