When you’ve packed on a few extra pounds, you’re willing to try ANY weight loss aid.
Everybody’s got a bridge to sell you…
And no matter what you do, you’ve still got weight to shed.
To slim down, you don’t need to starve yourself… take dangerous pills… or work out like a fiend.
You just have to know WHAT your body can actually use for energy… that won’t go straight to your hips.
Fortunately, there’s a low-calorie alternative sweetener that’s scientifically proven to improve both body weight AND overall metabolic health.
But it’s not a “fake sugar”– it’s REAL nutrition that feeds your gut EXACTLY what it’s hungry for.
An Incan ‘sugar swap’
The yacon plant (Smallanthus sonchifolius) grows in the Andes mountain range of South America… particularly Peru.
It gets its name from the Incan word for “water root.”
To produce the sugar alternative known as yacon syrup, the water is extracted from the yacon’s root… filtered… and then evaporated.
Now, the root of the yacon plant is a tuber that LOOKS like a potato… but it’s not starchy like a potato.
And as a result, the active ingredient of sweet yacon syrup is actually a type of fiber known as fructans.
These fructans — primarily fructooligosaccharides – fall under the umbrella of FODMAPs (fermentable oligo-, di-, mono-saccharides and polyols).
This dietary fiber can pass through MOST of your gut without being digested… until they reach the farthest reaches of your intestine, where most of your beneficial gut bacteria can be found.
Your gut bacteria ferment fructans and use them for fuel…
And when they do, they produce short-chain fatty acids that have shown to have powerful anti-obesity effects.
A 2001 study on rats found that the consumption of fructans can improve body weight…
But it’s not just because fructans can help reduce your appetite by lowering your levels of the “hunger hormone” ghrelin (although that’s part of it).
Fructans FEED your gut what it needs for energy… rather than STARVING it… or filling it with junk that it can’t use.
According to a 2009 study out of Argentina, women who consumed yacon syrup lost an average of 33 pounds… in just FOUR MONTHS.
In contrast, the placebo group GAINED WEIGHT — an average of 3.5 pounds.
The yacon syrup group also lost nearly 4 inches off their waists… and their average BMI droppedfrom 34 (obese) to 28 (overweight).
Other types of soluble fiber have helped participants lose SOME amount of weight in other studies… but not nearly this much.
Your body won’t digest most of the yacon syrup you consume, so it’s got only a FRACTION of the calories of sugar.
That means it may NEVER reach your hips!
And it’s got an extremely low glycemic index, to boot.
You can swap out your sugar and artificial sweeteners with yacon syrup… but some folks actually lose weight by supplementing with a teaspoon of it a day.
Any more than that, and you may suffer from gas, bloating, and other gastrointestinal side effects…
Look for 100% yacon syrup in health food stores and online.
While yacon syrup is one of the best dietary sources of fructooligosaccharides… you can also get your supply of fructans by taking a prebiotic supplement.