Monday, January 5, 2015

Yacon Syrup
Maker - Living Natural
Item type - Food
Where to get it -
Price - $19.77 + shipping without PRIME

Living Natural Yacon Syrup is a great tasting alternative to sugar and a natural boost to weight loss. 

Living Natural Yacon Syrup is an all-natural food that helps in slimming down, boosting metabolism and energy levels, and providing overall gut protection. It is a great tasting alternative sweetener that not only suppresses in-between meal sugar cravings, but also contains only a third of the calories of ordinary table sugar. Taken alone, with drinks, or used in preparing foods like cookies or muffins, it gives a rich sweet flavor similar to molasses. By simply substituting sugar or sweetener with the equivalent amount of yacon syrup gives a delectable twist to refreshing drinks like juice, tea or coffee, homemade and gourmet cuisine, and even grandma's time-tested recipes. Whilst improving the flavor of food and drinks, this natural wonder helps make them healthier too!

The yacon root is a soluble fiber that helps people feel full. Yacon contributes few calories because it passes through the body undigested. The active ingredient, which leads to weight loss, is fructooligosaccharides (FOS). FOS is also found in onions, garlic, asparagus, bananas, artichokes and chicory, but the concentration in yacon is much higher. With a low GI (or glycaemic index), this makes it suitable for diabetics and those suffering from digestion problems. Fiber assists in lowering blood sugar, cuts cholesterol and can help to prevent colon cancer by pushing waste out through the colon. It absorbs water and cleans the gastric cavity along the way for ease with bowel movements which eliminates internal toxins faster. Additionally, the low GI of this root crop extract results to the steady rise of glucose level in the blood, which in turn leads to small gentle increases of insulin in the body. This maintains the feeling of fullness for longer periods and prevents unwanted between-meal snacking, a better and healthier method than dieting or skipping meals. 

Living Natural Yacon Syrup is produced from only pure quality yacon root crops, with no coloring or additives used to preserve its purity. It is manufactured in state-of-the-art US facilities approved according to FDA standards.

Yacon syrup, sounds odd doesn't it? Well, it is! However, it is also wonderful. Yacon syrup is made from the Yacon root, a root similar to jiicama, only slightly more floral. It is sweet and fibrous and adds a great flavor to your foods. 

Naturally low in calories it is great for weight loss as well! Substituting your sugar and using yacon syrup can cut down on the calories. It has a slightly brown sugar/molasses taste and is slightly thick in consistency. 

I have used this in my coffee and it gave it a burnt brown sugar taste which i thin gave it a more deeper flavor and added a touch of sweetness. I also made the most delicious soft spice cookies with this, they came out great and i used this syrup instead of molasses and it made no difference, only in the way that i saved some calories and chose a more natural sweetener instead of chemicals. I will be using this in many more recipes as I go and I can't wait to figure out what they will be! 

Spice cookies made with Yacon syrup and love.
Note - I received this item in exchange for an honest review. 


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