Important Findings And Health Facts About Yacon

By | November 16, 2013

Every year there is a great new breakthrough in the health community. Today, people are buzzing about green coffee extract and garcinia cambogia which reportedly have amazing health benefits. Wondering if all the positive buzz is true? Well, let’s take a closer look at the incredible health benefits attributed to the products. 


Yacon is a plant that is normally found in the Andes Mountains in South America. A sweet syrup is often extracted from the tuber plant. The plant has very deep ancient roots with ancient Incas who were very aware of the plants nutritional value. Recent studies on the plant show that the Incas were right. The plant has many very unique health benefits.

Studies show that the tuber plant has a healthy concentration of Fructooligosacharides which is a sugar that is not digested by the body. Consequently, this sugar does not elevate blood glucose levels in the body like other sugars. Therefore, the sugar is very suitable product for those on a weight loss program or diabetics. Commonly, a natural sweetener is made from the plant and sold in health food stores. The sugar is very well suited to those on a diet or diabetics.

Other findings support the fact that Yacon is a probiotic or creates healthy bacteria in the stomach. Further findings support the fact that the plant is a powerful antioxidant and support the immune system.

Garcinia Cambogia is another plant that is thought to be a powerful ally in the fight to lose weight or control weight. This oddly shaped plant is native to India. Studies show that the plant has natural appetite suppressing and fat burning properties. Many might wonder if the plant is really a powerful ally in the fight to lose weight or to control weight. Findings show that the plant might help control the appetite which would lead to weight loss or controlling weight. Studies also show that the plant extract is safe to use for several weeks at a time. Prolonged use is not advised without consulting a doctor.

The products mentioned above are readily available in most health food stores.