Take It From Me: Yacon Syrup - A Healthy Alternative to Sugar {Review, Giveaway & Recipe}

July 28, 2014

Yacon Syrup - A Healthy Alternative to Sugar {Review, Giveaway & Recipe}

For about 5 months now I have completely cut sugar out of my diet, it is something I have been wanting to do for awhile but after watching a documentary about sugar I had the motivation to step up to the plate and make the change. Five months is way longer than I have ever been able to go without sugar before and I have had many people ask me how I was able to do it. Well my answer is simple: REPLACEMENTS.
Since the day I cut sugar out I have always had dried fruit on hand in case of a craving for something sweet. When I am baking I use healthy replacement sweeteners like organic stevia. These things have been a major help to me BUT I just recently discovered something that is better than both of them.
Yacon syrup is a healthy alternative to sugar that can be used in baking and cooking and even added to smoothies or other drinks. Yacon syrup is very low in calories and also low on the glycemic index scale. I did some research and found that this is due to the fact that its sugar contains high levels of oligofructose (inulin), a form of sugar that is not metabolized very well by the human body. Because of this yacon syrup is a great alternative to conventional low calorie sweeteners, it is also a great option for diabetics. It has even been said to help people loose weight!
Like any other food product though, you have to be careful where you buy it. Many companies will spray the yacon plants with pesticides, add preservatives to the syrup and cook and process it till there are almost no nutrients left. Life & Food offers yacon syrup that is 100% organic, natural, raw and GMO free. That is why I really trust Life & Food for my yacon syrup.
I used my Life & Food Yacon Syrup as a replacement in one of my favorite cookie recipes and I was really impressed with the taste and how it turned out. For 1 1/2 cup of sugar I put 1 cup of Life & Food Yacon Syrup  I probably could have put a tiny bit less because it was pretty sweet but the texture was perfect.
You can try Life & Food Yacon Syrup for free HERE. The first 100 requests put in will receive a bottle of Life & Food Yacon Syrup for FREE (expires 8/5/14)!
Once you receive your bottle make sure to try this and other delicious recipes utilizing your Life & Food Yacon Syrup and leave comments below on what you think!

Disclosure: I received a complementary product to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own. Take It From Me is not responsible for giveaway fulfillment.

2 comments :

  1. Looks very interesting and I just signed up to get a free bottle...

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  2. I am not able to completely cut out sugar in my diet. But I have tried this syrup and I do like it very much. I love putting it in my cup of tea.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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