healthy eating my way (allergy friendly)
You might have heard or read about this plant before. Yacon is a plant that is normally grown in Nothern and Central Andes. And is a member of the sunflower family. It has a sweet flavor. And have both nutritional and medicinal value. You can eat the yacon root fresh, stemed, baked or as the finished processed product such as syrup, powder, or jam.
There are many health benefits:
Diruetic: promotes urination and eliminates toxins.
Sweetener: contains a sugar type that does not get easily digested by the stomach, which again leads to that it does not spike the blood sugar levels. Low in calories.
Prebiotic:The sugar (FOS) contains a prebiotics. This does not get absoreb as sugar, but goes to the colon and ferments, stimulates the growth of benenficial bacterias in the gut.
Antioxidants:it contains three types of antioxidant: ferulic, chlorogenic, and caggeic acid. Antioxidants helps fight the free radicals in the body.
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