I recently tried Yacon Syrup from Quality Encapsulations. My first thought was this is better than syrup, it is SUPER SWEET!! I added it to my oatmeal daily instead of sugar or agave nectar. I also took a teaspoon before each meal to assist in increasing my metabolism and weight loss. This is a great product and I would definitely add it to my arsenal of sweeteners and weight loss supplements. You can purchase your bottle here.
Here is some general information from Dr. Oz’s website.
How To Use It:
Yacon syrup tastes sweet with a consistency similar to molasses, and has been said to have a flavor like raisins or figs.
If you want to try yacon syrup for weight loss, take one teaspoon of 100% pure yacon syrup before or with each meal. Or you can use it as a sugar substitute. You can purchase yacon syrup at health food stores or online. Because of yacon syrup’s bowel movement-promoting properties, you may want to limit daily consumption to no more than 1-2 tablespoons. Keep in mind that heating yacon syrup to higher temperatures (as in baking) can affect some of its beneficial properties. To maximize its benefits, don’t heat it above 70° C, though adding it to hot drinks like coffee or tea should be fine.
Most importantly, even though many of the viewers in our project reported losing weight, The Dr. Oz Show will not and does not promote any particular brand of yacon syrup. If you see any ads or receive any e-mails that claim Dr. Oz is promoting or recommending a specific brand, ignore it and let The Dr. Oz Show know about it.
Who Should and Shouldn’t Use It:
Yacon syrup may be especially helpful if you:
Are overweight or obese
Don’t have a lot of fiber in your diet
Have elevated blood sugar
People who frequently suffer from diarrhea or loose stools may want to avoid yacon, as in larger amounts yacon syrup may cause diarrhea, bloating, flatulence and nausea. Do not take yacon if you are allergic to it or related foods such as sunflower seeds. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your doctor before trying yacon.