The Yacon Syrup Weight Loss Approach
The next product buzz has begun for weight loss endeavors – before we’ve even greeted the New Year – it’s called Yacon Syrup weight loss approach.
What is Yacon Syrup?
Yacon syrup is an extract made from the Yacon root, a simple root from South America. The syrup is very low in calories and very high in soluble fiber, acting as a natural detoxification agent. It has a naturally sweet taste and also acts as a prebiotic.
In a study done by Clinical Nutrition, yacon syrup contributed to weight loss when the participants took three to five teaspoons daily. The participants were also encouraged to walk for 45 minutes, two times a week. This was dubbed “The Yacon Diet”.
The results? The study participants who took organic yacon syrup daily lost, on average, 33 pounds in 120 days. Another benefit was on insulin levels. Insulin amounts dropped as did cholesterol levels. Another bonus: Bowel movements became more regular because yacon syrup acts like a soluble fiber, which keeps the stool from hoarding up i.e., constipation. This simple syrup also increases absorption of vitamins and dietary minerals.
Yacon syrup weight loss is also said to increase metabolism. Some people claim they lost weight with the syrup without any change in their diet or exercise. In addition, the dietary organic compounds can help reduce inflammation and boost immunity.
The most common approach to using yacon syrup for weight loss is to take a serving with breakfast, lunch and dinner.
You can also use the syrup as you would honey agave, Stevia or maple syrup on foods in recipes and to sweeten beverages.
While the jury is still out on the weight loss factor of ingesting yacon syrup, there is little doubt it is a healthful, all natural, sweetening food with many health benefits.
Just be sure to use Pure Yacon Syrup Gold All Natural Sweetener, as there are parts of the actual root that can be toxic to humans. You want 100 percent pure raw organic syrup with no added preservatives. Make sure it has been bottled and tested in a FDA certified GMP facility in the USA.
Note of Caution
Too much yacon syrup can cause stomach cramping and diarrhea. Go with the “less is more” approach when you first use yacon syrup.