Yacon, the Perfect Vegetable. Or is it a Fruit?
A delicious but common vegetable from South America has finally been discovered by their neighbors to the North, namely the United States. It’s name is Yacon. To taste this vegetable you might immediately mistake it for a fruit due to it’s strong Granny Smith apple taste. But take another bite and the celery flavor comes through as well.
This fascinating vegetable is noted for it’s high fiber content and low calories, something all calorie conscientious weight watchers will appreciate. The reason for the low calorie content comes from the fact that it contains high levels of the dietary fiber inulin for excellent digestive health. Inulin creates “good” bacteria or probiotics which prevents the growth of harmful bacteria to the digestive system. Inulin is also difficult for the digestive system to breakdown so it passes through the body without any added calories being absorbed to create fatty cells.
Yacon supplements come in many different varieties with varying tastes, but as of yet only a couple of different types are available to North America. This nutritious vegetable can be eaten alone, roasted, baked, in salads, a sweet syrup, or as a desert addition. If you’re calorie or health conscious and haven’t heard about Yacon syrup you should seek it out and give it a try.
Yacon pills, another wondrous dietary supplement has hit the market. It’s name? Garcinia Cambogia. This supplement comes in tablet form and has been found to work wonders for those who try it in the correct combination. The problem here is that there are those companies that try to make a fast buck by turning out inferior product with additives.
In finding the right Garcinia Cambogia formula you need only make sure the mixture of ingredients are proportioned properly. Many times companies use fillers in their supplements and this one is no exception. To save money you may find companies add synthetic ingredients to cut their costs. The best Garcinia Cambogia will be at least 1,500mg, contain 60% HCA which is the active ingredient to help lose those pounds, and potassium for quick absorption. That’s it, nothing else.
Other things to look for is the reputation and longevity of the company, customer feedback, and whether they have a money back guarantee policy. Remember that you’ll get what you pay for. Expect to pay a bit more for the best, but it never hurts to price compare.