Health Benefits of Yacon Root

Yacon Root comes from a plant that’s part of the sunflower family and grows in Peru. Yacon Root is great as a sweetener and works wonders for those who are diabetic. And in South American it has also been used for treating liver disease, and also helps in the process of digestion. Yacon Root syrup tastes like molasses but the carbs in this syrup are not absorbable so you get the sweet flavor but not the sugar punch as with regular sugar. And it also contains a much lower amount of simple sugars, when used raw Yacon Root breaks down into a minimal amount of simple sugars. The root is sweet and tastes great raw and also it can be used in baking, in smoothies, in just about any where you use regular sugar… and it has a low glycemic index meaning it goes into your system very slowly, and studies show it has a hypoglycemic effect on blood sugar. Plus it’s full of good bacteria for your GI tract and also helps relieve constipation. Yacon Root also boosts the immune system and is full of lots of great antioxidants that help prevent cardiovascular disease, strokes, and cancer. And it also contains Vitamins C, A, and E making you healthy! And Yacon Root will help you lose weight! What more could you ask for? You can order it on the Internet.


Paul Haider – Master Herbalist

About Dr. Paul Haider

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