Yacon Syrup? What's that?!
The yacon plant is related to the sunflower. The syrup, which comes from the root of the plant, is a versatile prebiotic sweetener. Yacon syrup has a molasses-like texture and is eaten as a gut-healthy, zero-glycemic, low-calorie alternative to other common natural sweeteners like stevia.
Unlike artificial sweeteners like Aspartame, Saccharin and Sucralose, yacon syrup actually improves digestive health by feeding your gut bacteria the right nutrients to help your body thrive.
Not only that, but it has some other superpowers!
...Assists a weight loss journey
Yacon is mostly made up of fructooligosaccharides and water. This means that the majority of the carbohydrate sugars cannot be digested by the body, resulting in a very low calorie alternative to sugar. Even better if you're watching your weight, it can make you feel fuller for longer. A clinical study found a group of women taking yacon syrup twice daily showed dramatic improvements in both body weight and metabolic health.
You can read the research here (or go and have a Google, we'll wait!):