Can Yacon Syrup Really Help You Lose Weight?

Can Yacon Syrup Really Help You Lose Weight?

A surprising nutritional tool for weight loss, yacon syrup has the spotlight. But we say: new sweetener, old news.

What is it?

Yacon is a South American root vegetable that has a slightly sweet flavor and crispy texture, often drawing a comparison to that of an apple. Yacon syrup is extracted from the root, and has a taste and texture similar to molasses.

Effective in Weight Loss?

According to a study published in 2009, women who used yacon syrup for four months lost an average of 33 pounds and 4 inches from their waists. So what is it about yacon syrup that makes the difference? It contains both the prebiotics inulin, and fructooligosaccharides (FOS). Prebiotics are a type of nondigestible sugar molecule that feed the good bacteria in your digestive system. Besides assisting with healthy digestion and elimination, good gut bacteria helps control insulin levels to curb appetite and cravings.

The Original Option

As with any new “headliner,” there is research to be done and result longevity to test. The good news? We don’t have to go all the way to South America for the newest in exotic root syrups for weight loss or digestive health. It’s been here all along! Flora-Key, UNI KEY’s probiotic powder, contains inulin and FOS— the prebiotics that have been credited as yacon syrup’s effective ingredients. Not just the newest “flash in the pan,” our formula has been around for years with time-tested results that speaks for its true efficacy.


Comment (1)

  • Ann Louise Gittleman June 6, 2014 - 6:43 pm Reply

    Thanks for posting this, Lianne. What I LOVE about Flora Key is that as as probiotic and prebiotic, it kills two birds with one scoop (so to speak) and fortifies intestinal bacteria that can help us access stored body fat for energy and extract calories more efficiently from food. Some compelling research dramatically suggests that a lack of the right bacteria may be making us fat. I personally use two to three scoops of Flora Key per day and am grateful that the 10 billion CFU is the “dose” that a leading Japanese microbiologist recommends to prevent an autoimmune response from the sudden rush of excessive amounts 🙂

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