Is Yacon Syrup good for diabetics? How does it help?
Yes, yacon syrup is currently one of the most recommended alternative sweeteners for diabetics because it is efficient in regulating blood sugar level and has very low calorie content. Yacon syrup contains between 30% to 50% of fructooligosaccharides (FOS), a complex carbohydrate (that is sweet) which cannot be broken down easily by the human body and hence, passes through the digestive tract unmetabolised. FOS is also a prebiotic which promotes the growth of good bacteria (probiotic) in the digestive system, thus leading to beneficial effects on metabolism and the immune system.