The nutrient rich natural sweetener of the syrup helps in enhancing the working of the digestive system. Certain beneficial bacteria contained in the yacon roots helps to eliminate stomach and intestinal problems as well as improving overall digestion. Additionally, its FOS content is important for the digestive system as well as detoxification. Basically, FOS is an indigestible sugar-fiber of low caloric value, which promote beneficial bacteria in the colon. The syrup also acts as a probiotic. These are essential to the health of the intestines, since they promote healthy flora in the system. The flora helps in processing the FOS with a byproduct which can help to prevent cholesterol synthesis in the liver.