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Yacon Syrup Extract – The Best Sugar Substitute

Instantly, the thought came that Yacon Syrup Extract should be added to the chocolate as a way to help distribute the essential oils we added to the mix. We did so with great success and not only did the yacon enhance and make richer the taste of the chocolate, it lowered the glycemic index for our bars making them even more diabetic friendly than they already were. Yacon contains the highest natural source of FOS (fructooligosaccharides) – 40-50% in the syrup. FOS is essential for good digestion and assists the colon in producing its own friendly flora as well. FOS is a natural sugar found in certain foods. They have been shown to help in cases of Irritable Bowel Syndrome significantly. Yacon syrup has a zero rating on the glycemic index and is therefore a great sweetener for someone suffering from cancer – as it will not feed the cancer cells as do other sugars.

A distant relative to the sunflower, yacon syrup offers weight control benefits according to several studies. In the Clinical Nutrition Journal, a study was reported saying: “Daily intake of yacon syrup produced a significant decrease in body weight, waist circumference and body mass index. Additionally, decrease in fasting serum insulin and Homeostasis Model Assessment index was observed. The consumption of yacon syrup increased defecation frequency and satiety sensation.” In other words, yacon syrup is a great weight loss aid, acts as a productive fiber and lowers insulin resistance in those who might experience such issues which can lead to diabetes. Those who participated in the study took yacon syrup twice daily at the dose of approximately 29 grams per dose for 120 days. Yacon is a sticky, molasses-like syrup from South America with promising benefits for both weight control and digestive bliss and it tastes great too.

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