I’ve been taking yacon syrup for years (long before stores even carried it and I had to special order online). It is one of the best dietary sources of fructooligosaccharides (FOS), sugar molecules that are connected in a way that makes them unrecognizable by the digestive system. Even though these sugars can stimulate the taste buds, humans can not digest them. Why is this good?
The indigestible fructooligosaccharides eventually reach the large intestine, where they feed the friendly bacteria in the digestive system. This is where Yacon syrup works its magic… in the gut!
Digestion & Immunity
The prebiotic properties of yacan syrup make it an excellent ingredient for improved digestion and immunity. PRE-biotics, like those found in yacon syrup, help stimulate the growth of friendly bacteria (PRO-biotics) in the gut and help increase the body’s digestive process as well as its natural resistance to invading pathogens!
Yacon syrup comes from the yacon root, and is 100% vegan, paleo, and most importantly….natural. More stores are starting to carry it so look for it where all the other sweeteners (maple syprup, honey, etc.) are located. You can also order online from health food websites.