Yacon Syrup

April 1, 2017

Have you heard of Yacon syrup?  It is primarily used as a natural sweetener, and is extracted from the Yacon plant.  The tuberous roots are where the syrup is actually found, and they are indigenous in Bolivia, Brazil, and Peru.  Yacon is considered one of the most preferred natural sweetners because it does not increase blood glucose levels!  Daily use of 3 teaspoons a day before meals is recommended, you can even put it in your coffee.  Some of the benefits are, high fiber content, helps lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels, facilitates the fortification of bones, particularly the spine, improves immune system function, increased energy levels, lowers the level of the hunger hormone and is great for weight loss!

 

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