New Study: FOS compounds found in Yacon improves mental health

Have you heard about the groundbreaking study on oligosaccharides (including FOS) and their impact on overall health? Let's dive into the details of the study conducted by Liangkui Li, Peng Li, and Li Xu and published in the Journal of Food Science & Nutrition, focusing on the mental health benefits that these powerful compounds can offer.

What are Inulin-Type Fructans?

Oligosaccharides are a type of dietary fiber that can be found in various plant foods such as bananas, onions but especially in Yacon. These compounds are known for their prebiotic properties, which means they can promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut.

Body Weight and Blood Glucose Control

The study by Li et al. found that the intake of oligosaccharides can have a positive impact on body weight and blood glucose levels. By including these fibers in your diet, you may experience better weight management and improved blood sugar control.

Lipid Profile and Heart Health

Not only do oligosaccharides benefit body weight and blood glucose, but they also play a role in improving lipid profile and supporting heart health. These fibers have been shown to lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

The Mind-Body Connection

What sets this study apart is its focus on the mental health benefits of inulin-type fructans. Research suggests that a healthy gut can positively impact mental well-being, with the gut-brain axis playing a crucial role in regulating mood and emotions.

gut health connection to mental health

Embracing a Holistic Approach

By incorporating Yacon into your diet, you are not only taking care of your physical health but also nurturing your mental well-being. The study by Li et al. highlights the importance of a holistic approach to health that considers the interconnectedness of the body and mind.

Are you ready to unlock the mental health benefits of FOS? Start by adding more fiber-rich foods like YaconViva to your diet and experience the transformative power of these prebiotic compounds.

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