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I have a problem that I have been dealing with for years. I’m a gastric bypass patient that loves sugar. Wondering how that is a problem? Let me explain. Due to the changes gastric bypass patients undergo internally, our bodies are no longer able to break down sugar like others. Essentially, what that means is anytime I eat sugar, I get really sick. I don’t mean sick like a little tummy ache, I’m talking cramping, nausea, sweats, sometimes diarrhea … you get the idea. Do I still indulge and eat sugar? DUH, I’m female (I know not ever female is into sugar). I like chocolate, cookies, pancakes, cake, the list goes on and on. Again, the problem is anytime I eat such products I’m doomed. So is there a solution to my problem? Maybe!
Recently I was introduced to Life & Food’s 100% Pure Raw Organic Yacon Syrup. No idea what it is? Yeah, I had never heard of it prior to this review but I am thankful to have found this product! I read the product description, which we will get to in a moment, but the thing that caught my attention was that Yacon Syrup is a “low glycemic sweetener.” Life & Food suggests that the syrup be added to tea/coffee and other beverages. They also note that it can be added on pancakes and in other liquid mixes. Perfect! I LOVE coffee and pancakes … especially together. ;)
As a gastric bypasser (that’s what I call myself), I am extremely careful when it comes to products that claim to be a sweetener. On day one, I made a glass of lemon water; one of my favorites, and added half a teaspoon of Yacon Syrup. The color made me a little nervous but the syrup added a touch of sweet to a drink that is often rather sour. I added a little more and it subbed in great as homemade lemonade. Does the syrup taste different then sugar? Yes but that isn’t a bad thing, I enjoyed it. More importantly, my tummy didn’t hurt, I didn’t have to lie down for half an hour and whine to my husband about how much pain I was in, and I didn’t have to spend “quality time” in the restroom. WIN! Day two, I braved coffee. I love my coffee with cream and a touch of sweet. The Yacon Syrup added the sweetness that I crave but the flavor wasn’t as pronounced as I enjoy strong coffee. Again, I didn’t feel sick. WIN!
Now, I don’t know about you but we don’t make pancakes during the week because we simply don’t have time. I’ll be adding Yacon Syrup to my sugar free syrup this weekend … come on, I love syrup and it’s local, I can supplement but I refuse to go cold turkey!! ;) Then, once I master the right concoction for pancakes I’m going after cookies. I’ll let you know how that goes.
The real question is what would you use this natural sweetener, 100% Pure Raw Organic Yacon Syrup for?
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ABOUT THE PRODUCT –
Sourced from naturally grown organic Yacon fields in Peru, Yacon syrup has been shown to remain low in calories and low on the glycemic index scale. That makes it great for diabetics, gastric bypassers (see what I did there, I added us) and is a great alternative to conventional low calorie sweeteners.
100% pure Yacon syrup can assist in weight management, increase fiber intake, and promotes good bowel function. Hello, we all need this! Other benefits include lowering blood sugar, preventing/controlling hyperglycemia, and it restores renal activity. Repeat after me … Powerful Antioxidant! Yacon syrup is high in prebiotics and probiotics and helps boost the body’s metabolism. Have I mentioned WIN?!? Life & Food’s 100% Pure Raw Organic Yacon Syrup is bottled and tested in a FDA certified GMP facility in the USA.
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