Control Your Weight Using Yacon and Garcinia Cambogia
The Yacón is a plant traditionally grown in the Andes in Colombia,Peru and Argentina. This sweet tasting tuber has been eaten by people in those countries for centuries. Over the past decade and a half scientists have identified chemicals in the plant that have shown potential to help people who are trying to lose weight. The ingredient in the tuber that has scientists excited is fructooligosaccharide. This is a polysaccharide which is made up of fructose. While the tuber taste’s sweet and is edible, it is not metabolized in the human digestive tract.
The Yacon is a root which looks like a potato. The locals love it because it is filling and versatile. It can be used in a number of dishes. It is said to have been an important staple of the Inca diet.
This combination of sweet taste and inability to be digested makes it very interesting to scientists. Research has shown it can help with colon health and digestion because it can be used by friendly bacteria in the digestive system. Yacon is now used to create weight loss products and products for use by people suffering with diabetes because of its low caloric value and sweet taste – products like yacon pills and other forms have been created. It has also been shown to improve liver health, blood sugar management and help with blood, colon, nerve and skin cancer prevention. Studies show it acts as an appetite suppressant and promotes weight loss.
Another natural substance that has shown potential for helping with weight loss is the fruit Garcinia cambogia. This fruit has been part of the diet and medicine of the people living in India, Indonesia and Myanmar for hundreds of years. Recently Western researchers looking into healthy weight loss alternatives began studying the fruit. The information they found was exciting. The fruit, sometimes called Malabar tamarind, was shown to curb appetite and stop weight gain. Researchers identified hydroxycitric acid (HCA, found in the rind of the pumpkin colored fruit, as the reason.
In Asia the dried rinds are used mixed with curry, as an ingredient in chutneys and hundreds of dishes. In the West hydroxycitric acid is an ingredient in extracts, nutritional supplements and diet pills. Many people rave about it. The fruit has been a boon to many. Garcinia cambogia has gone from local Asian stomach ache medicine to a worldwide weight-loss sensation. One that many people have embraced for helping them get healthier.