Best Natural Prebiotic: YACON
Yacon is a South American root that´s one of the best sources of prebiotics. It looks like a potato, but it´s very sweet. But even if it´s very sweet, it doesn´t convert into glucose in the blood so it doesn´t mess up your blood sugar!
It has actually many benefits, like lowering bad cholesterol levels, preventing colon cancer and helping with blood sugar problems like diabetes, candida or hypoglycemia.
In Peru, we get fresh, but in other countries, you can find yacon syrup. I actually have never tried the syrup and I have never even seen it, so I have no idea how good or effective it is. But I can talk about the fresh root, that I´ve had many times.
Yacon is the best source of FOS, fructooligosacharides. A medium sugar chain that passes undigested to the intestines where it becomes food for your friendly digestive bacteria, your probiotics. Click To Tweet!!!
Because it doesn´t affect blood sugar in a negative way (it´s actually good for your blood), it´s very good for your heart.
It also has great health benefits as a diuretic, that means it´s good for the kidneys and has a great antioxidant content, especially against freed radicals in the colon area. So, taking all yacon´s benefits together, we can call it a superfood!