Do you have a TV show that is a “must see”? How about a “voice of authority” that you always turn to when you have a question on a certain subject matter? Well, for my beautiful mom, these two are actually one in the same. It’s the Dr. Oz show! Yup, she tries to tune in every afternoon and regularly quotes a new health tidbit that she has learned from that day’s show.
My husband was recently diagnosed with some congenital heart defects and I was trying to learn all that I could. Since Dr. Oz is a heart surgeon (and so highly praised by my mom), I was visited his website for information regarding my husband’s upcoming heart surgery when I came across Yacon Syrup. Well, let me tell you, what I read had me really intrigued. I put it on my “try to find it at the store list” when I received an offer to give it a try. Well, I jumped at the chance. Here’s what I received in the mail.
Okay, so you are probably asking, “What is Yacon Syrup and why am I excited to try it?” I know you’ve heard about probiotics and how important they are to the digestive health and so you probably eat yogurt, consume keifer, or perhaps take a probiotic supplement. Well, yacon syrup is a pre-biotic. A prebiotic is a specialized fiber that nourishes the good bacteria located in the bowel/colon. So, it helps feed probiotics!
This is super exciting, not only for weight loss but for overall health. Why? Because I have heard and read that no only are probiotics good for digestive health, all that good bacteria is also key in weight management. In other words, heavier people have less good bacteria in their digestive tract and thinner people have more! So, consuming yacon syrup will help the feed those probiotics and help them thrive!
Yacon Syrup is said to not only help with good digestion but help regulate blood sugar as well. It’s easy to use, just stir in a teaspoon into yogurt, make a salad dressing, or perhaps stir it into a cold drink (I like it in iced herbal tea). Be careful though, because heat supposedly diminishes the effectiveness of yacon syrup’s effectiveness.
I tried yacon syrup for approximately 2 weeks without changing my diet or my exercise routine and I did lose 2 pounds. Not a lot but it was 2 pounds without any effort…I wanted to have a controlled experiment to see how this magical syrup affected me. It also cut down on my cravings in between meals along with keeping the mood swings & energy slumps that come from sugar crashes at bay! I believe that Yacon Syrup truly does have the potential to help with weight loss. Also, with it’s natural sweetness, it’s a great sugar substitute in things like ice tea or plain yogurt so Yacon Syrup allows you to indulge your sweet tooth a bit without the guilt!
Yacon syrup is available at many health food stores or just click HERE to place an order and have it delivered right to your door! Also, stop by the Dr. Oz Show website to see what he, and his viewers, have to say about Yacon Syrup. I bet you’ll be amazed!