Sunday, August 10, 2014

Review: Yakon Syrup #lifefoodyacon

Anyone who has ever tried to lose weight, knows how it goes. You are always looking for something that helps you out even a bit. I started reading about yakon syrup online and heard about it from Dr Oz and then was given a chance to review the product from Life & Food,  I jumped at the opportunity.

Let's start with what Yakon Syrup is
Our Yacon (Smallanthus sonchifolius) Syrup is sourced from naturally grown organic Yacon fields in the country of Peru. We use the HIGHEST quality Yacon plant to make a premium pure syrup formula.
Yacon syrup has shown to remains low in calories and low on the glycemic index scale. This is due to the fact that the sugar contains high levels of oligofructose (inulin), a form of sugar that is not metabolized readily by the human body. For this reason, Yacon is ideal for diabetics and acts as a great alternative to conventional low calorie sweeteners.

    • 100% pure Yacon syrup has shown to assist in weight management, increase fiber intake and promotes good bowel function.
    • Other benefits include: Lowers blood sugar. Prevents and controls hyperglycemia (over activity).
    •  Restores renal activity. 
    • Is a powerful Antioxidant.
    • High in prebiotics and probiotics, this syrup contains up to 50% of FOS (fructooligosacharides). 
    • It has been found that consumption of FOS does not increase blood glucose, and helps boost your bodies metabolism.
    • Naturally grown and sourced from the fields in Peru. 
    • Organic certified by our manufacturing specialists.
    • 100% pure raw organic syrup formula with no added preservatives.
    •  Bottled and tested in a FDA certified GMP facility in the USA

      Here is the morning spoonful. If you don't like the taste of molasses, then I recommend you mix it in with tea or something. I love molasses so it wasn't a problem for me.  I think this would be really good used as a baking substitute if the price ever comes down. Right now its a bit high for cooking purposes.

      My experience with Yakon Syrup
      I had read in a few places that yakon syrup could cause stomach upset so I was leery and only took 1 tsp a day in the beginning. I had no problems whatsoever taking that amount. I managed to end the month about 5 lbs less than I started and since I wasn't doing anything else to lose weight I am attributing it to using the yakon syrup. I am going to continue using this product.
      Yes, I would recommend this product and plan to give it a real go myself. I will hopefully have a better more in depth answer at the end of August.


      Disclaimer: I received one of the products mentioned above for free suing Regardless, I only recommend products or services that I use personally and believe will benefit my readers. 
      I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

      Tuesday, July 29, 2014

      Pinterest Pin of the Day Tuesday 7-29-14

      When I went to the doctor last week my blood pressure was 168/100. It has been up for a while now and if I don't get it down they are going to put my on medicine. I hate taking medicine when I know good and well I can lower it if I put some effort into it. I think I might try this. There isn't a site to go to just this imagine uploaded to Pinterst. Not sure where it came from originially. I know these ingredients can't hurt me.

                source: Debi Fuel via Madonna on Pinterest

      What are some natural ways you have used to lower blood pressure?

      Monday, July 28, 2014

      Pinterest Pin of the Day 7-28-14

      This one really caught my eye because I am honestly drowning in student loan debt. Since I lost my full time job and am only working part time I haven't been able to pay on them at all. I keep applying for a full time but nothing so far and its been about 2 years. I am really interested in increasing my income from my blog and other sources. So far Avon hasn't been a big increase but to be honest, its because I haven't put enough effort into it. That is my goal for August to get my sales up to over $300 each campaign.  But I would love to earn some money from blogging etc..

        source: Making Sense of Cents via Madonna on Pinterest.

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      Sunday, July 27, 2014

      Pinterest Pin of the Day 7-27-14

      Lately, my soul has craved to grow closer to God and be more like Christ. I have been praying more but instead of growing closer, I seem to see more and more flaws with myself. I saw this video and it hit me hard. I can't say as I have ever led a single soul to Christ. I don't even think I have planted any seed :(.

      source: Preaching Truth 77 via Madonna on Pinterest

      Saturday, July 26, 2014

      Pinterest Pin of the Day Saturday 7-26-14

      I have been slacking :). But I have been so busy. My supervisor's son in law had cancer and was in Hospice and finally passed away :( and I was having to work 10 hour days and just couldn't keep up with all things Internet.

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      source: The Rugged Life via Madonna on Pinterest.

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      Has anyone tried this and if so does it work?

      Arm & Hammer Clump and Seal Cat Litter

      Thanks to the wonderful people over at Smiley 360, I was sent a coupon for a free 14 lb box the New Arm &; Hammer Clump and Seal Cat Litter

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       This litter is a finer grain than what we usually use. It doesn't stick to the cats feet so there aren't any stray grains in the floor to step on. Cat litter grains are about as bad as needles on bare feet. Even with 3 cats using the litter pan, we had no odor issues and it was very easy to scoop. We have one cat who we jokingly say no one wants to go to the bathroom after she has been there but thank goodness with Arm & Hammer Clump and Seal, its not an issue. We like this product a lot. Normally around here its 7.99 which is about average for scoopable cat litter. There is a $3 coupon on their web site. that goes great with the sales going on at various stores right now.

      Lady Elaine loves this new litter as you can see in this picture. The other 2 cats are more camera shy :)

      I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free from Smiley 360 . Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.