Yacon is a natural, low-glycemic sweetener with huge potential. Some of the health benefits of yacon include its ability to regulate blood sugar levels, lower “bad” cholesterol, help with weight loss, lower blood pressure, improve the health of the liver, prevent certain types of cancer, boost digestive health, and strengthen the immune system. This includes:
- Regulation of blood sugar levels and blood pressure
- Lowers cholesterol and helps weight loss. Yacon prevent the accumulation of “bad” cholesterol, which also assists in weight loss.
- Digestive health. Yacon also contains prebiotic materials, which maximize intake of vitamins and minerals.
IDEAS TO ENJOY IT
- Yacon’s sweet flavor makes it perfect as a sugar substitute in smoothies, juices and baked goods such as cookies, brownies and cakes
- It can also be added as a sweetener in foods such as oatmeal and porridge or a light application on top of puddings