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Yacon Syrup

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.

Does taking Yacon Syrup help with weight loss? How long will it take for me to see results?

According to an experiment carried out by Dr. Oz, the answer is yes. Dr Oz’s study found the average participant lost almost 3 lbs of fat (some of the women lost 5 lbs or more) and almost 2 inches from the waist in 4 weeks. All they did was take one teaspoon of Yacon Syrup 3 times per day, with no changes in exercise or diet except the Yacon Syrup. Results will, of course, vary from person to person. Nature’s Superfoods recommends a more long-term and holistic approach to weight loss, which involves a lifestyle change - healthy eating, exercising (the right way), improving the quality of your sleep, eliminating stress factors, among others. Results will likely be more permanent this way. Taking Yacon Syrup, can then be part of this long-term weight loss strategy.

What is the recommended dose?

You may take 1 level teaspoon of Yacon Syrup before or during each meal (2-3 teaspoons per day). Taking 1 teaspoon before meal helps to keep blood sugar steady and suppress appetite. You do not have to take Yacon Syrup on a daily basis unless you are hoping to lose some weight.

Does taking Yacon Syrup have any side effects?

No, unless you take more than the recommended dose. If you take too much at a time, you may experience a laxative effect, bloating, excessive gas production, digestive discomfort, as Yacon Syrup is an excellent colon cleanser! It is best to start out with just 1 teaspoon (a day) and then work your way up. People who frequently suffer from diarrhea or loose stools may want to avoid yacon.

Can you take Yacon Syrup if you are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Please consult your doctor before trying new foods/supplements.

Is Yacon Syrup safe with other medications?

Like most other natural products, there are no interactions between yacon syrup and existing medications that have been documented. However, if you wish to be cautious, we would recommend you to consult your doctor before trying yacon.

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