Yacon syrup helps with weight loss in numerous ways

November 27, 2013

Yacon is a tuber plant that is found in the Andean region in South America. Because its syrup is derived from natural plants, it offers a great alternative to vegetarians who want to avoid high sugar content that is usually present in maple syrup or honey. Yacon roots are highly recommended because they contain potassium and antioxidant vitamins A, C and E. 

Yacon syrup for weight loss 

Many people have been looking for a natural and safe weight solution for many years but unfortunately they haven’t found one. But, studies have found a potential solution for weight loss in yacon syrup.

Yacon syrup has 3 main ingredients, which are insulin, prebiotics and fructooligosacchardies (FOS). Fructooligosacchardies are a type of sugar which can be found in different plants. The type of sugar can bypass the digestive system and go through the colon, and this is why the syrup is low in calories. The syrup acts in the same way as fiber in that it can regulate the movements of the bowel, which means an overweight adult who is struggling with constipation can find the syrup especially useful.


Yacon syrup helps with weight loss in numerous ways

First, the syrup affects some chemical reactions in a person’s stomach, which control food intake and gastic emptying rates. Basically, the syrup acts as appetite suppressant by moderating a person’s food cravings and keeping him feeling fuller for a long period of time.

Second, the syrup revs up a person’s metabolism in many ways. It activates the liver to convert the fatty acids into usable energy, and this burns the stored fat since food intake is decreased. Yacon syrup also affects the sensitivity of the body to insulin, and this prevents a person’s liver from converting the carbohydrates into fat.

It is still recommended for dieters to exercise regularly and follow a healthy diet because doing so will enhance the rate of losing weight while using the syrup.

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