The yacon root syrup has recently come into the limelight of Western nutrition as a perfect natural sweetener providing a low glycemic index with minimal calories. Being an extract of the yacon root which is a long sweet-tasting root native to the Andes mountains region, this syrup became popular after it was discovered to be a good solution for weight loss through blood sugar regulation, increasing body metabolism and normalizing the bowel movements. However, it has been discovered that yacon syrup is not only beneficial when you want to shed a few of your body calories. It bears numerous health supporting ingredients and components that make it a very unique super sweetener.
One health benefit of the yacon syrup is that it helps in weight loss. These weight loss benefits can be attributed to the syrup’s effects on the digestion and components that aid in maintaining a healthy intestinal tract. In addition, this syrup brings about weight loss by increasing the body’s metabolism and at the same time controlling appetite and food cravings. Natural consumption of the syrup causes a “feeling of fullness” in addition to the suppression of appetite due to its fiber-rich long chain sugars.
Yacon syrup also possesses immense health benefits on the digestive system. Many medical practitioners consider yacon as one of the best sources of fructooligosaccharide which serves as a substrate for microflora in the large intestine. It increases the health of the digestive tract by preventing the development of yeast infections. The fibrous long chain sugars also clean up the bowels through their movement and as a result help in solving constipation problems as well as improving the digestion of foods we consume. The yacon syrup sugars are long enough to offer the desired medicinal properties without sacrificing the desirable sweet taste they bear.
Yacon syrup also helps to build the body’s immune system and increase the bone density. Yacon syrup’s potential to increase bone density arises since it aids in improving the uptake of magnesium and calcium. This syrup also helps to build the body’s immune system thus protecting the body against virus and calcification.
Yacon syrup is also beneficial for people suffering from diabetes. The sweeteners found in the syrup’s sugars cause body sugar spikes which can help in the regulation blood sugar levels. Its sugars do not cause the effects brought about by high glycemic sugars.