Yacon syrup can be used as a prebiotic to increase digestive health and regularity. Yacon syrup is a sweetening agent extracted from the tuberous roots of the yacón plant (Smallanthus sonchifolius) indigenous to the Andes mountains.
Yacon syrup’s relationship to weight loss has been the subject of much online discussion in health forums and on social media.
Study Conducted By Dr. Oz - The results of Dr. Oz's 28-Day yacon weight loss experiment were impressive: A whopping 73% of the women lost an average of 3 pounds each, and 2 inches off their waists. And 68% of the women said they would recommend yacon syrup to their friends and family.
According to a study published in 2009 in Clinical Nutrition discussing the benefits of yacon syrup, that women who consumed three to four teaspoons of yacon syrup daily lost an average of 33 pounds over a 120-day period. In addition, they reduced their levels of "bad" (LDL) cholesterol.
Andy Bellatti, a nutritionist based in Las Vegas agreed. "Yacon syrup may well help you lose weight, and it appears to be safe and easy to use," said Dr. Barnard, author of 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart. "It's worth a try."
So whether or not you're interested in sipping this plant-based tonic or perhaps you prefer to stick with the traditional weight loss regime, the decision is yours...!