Yacon Syrup & Weight Loss

Yacon syrup is the concentrated juice extracted from yacon root. It is high in fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS), a type of natural sugars found in plants. Yacon FOS is not digested in the gastrointestinal tract and this is why it is low in calories. It is transported to the colon to be fermented by beneficial bacteria (such as Bifidus and Lactobacillus).

Yacon syrup has been shown to improve insulin resistance and reduce body weight in obese individuals.

In a study to determine the beneficial effects of yacon syrup on obesity and insulin resistance in humans, 55 pre-menopausal obese women with insulin resistance consumed yacon syrup for 120 days.

It was found that yacon syrup supplementation resulted in:
- significant decrease in body weight and reduction in waist circumference.
- decrease in fasting serum insulin.

How Yacon Syrup Promotes Weight Loss
Dietary FOS in yacon are able to regulate production of gastrointestinal peptides such as Glucagon-like protein 1 (GLP-1) which
- suppress secretion of glucagon, a hormone that raises blood sugar levels
- delay gastric emptying, thereby increasing satiety

Where to Buy Yacon Syrup
Available at:
- Sunfood
Sunfood

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