Yacon syrup/powder helps support weight loss and helps improve intestinal motility.
The powder is much better tasting than the syrup. (bought it online from a nut/seed distributor).
One teaspoon to one tablespoon can be taken before a meal (mixed into water or just taken as a sweet powder), a few minutes to an hour before the meal.
* Too much can cause intestinal distress/diarrhea, (sometimes noticed only a few days later) so the dosage should be adjusted accordingly.
Yacon also lowers hunger level, so that one needs to eat less. It is also a pre-biotic helping to grow good bacteria.
It has many other benefits. It helps against certain cancers. It is anti-fungal. It helps to lower blood sugar, to lower cholesterol, to lower blood pressure. It helps the liver.
Shiratake Japanese 100% konjak asian yam noodle is 97pc water and 3pc fibre. It has the uncanny property of expanding in the stomach to give the effect of being very full. It is 20cal per 100g. I find it useful for weight loss and constipation. Also for piles as the fibe is very smooth at the exit end, compared with other products such as bran does not aggravate the situation at a time one should increase fibre intake. After a lifetime of discomfort I think this may well be the ultimate gut prouct as it is a meal, noodle comes wet- in a water bag, so preparation is minimal. Please note it has no nutritional value at all so add to meals with care to ensure balance. Carried by oriental shops and health shops, Japanese and Korean in particular, though Chinese will know what you mean at the very least.
(West Midlands, England)
I've recently been drinking yerba mate tea. Approximately three tea bags a day, and found that it really does increase one's energy and suppress appetite. However, I've researched it on various web sites and now find that drinking too much of it can in somes cases cause cancer. Does Ted or anyone else have any thoughts on this? Many thanks.
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