Replaces coffee and abounds in minerals. The remedy with which the Romans cleaned their blood
As a rule, today chicory is used as a substitute for coffee. However, chicory is an important source of minerals such as zinc, magnesium, manganese, calcium, folic acid, iron, potassium, and vitamins A, B6, C, E and K.
For hundreds of years, chicory has been used as a natural remedy in relieving or even curing many diseases. For example, Romans used this plant to cleanse the blood.
There are studies that show that chicory root facilitates digestion, maintains liver and gall bladder health.
It is very important that chicory contains 20% insulin – a polysaccharide that does not increase too much blood sugar, and is therefore recommended to diabetics and those who want to lose kilograms. It also maintains heart health, is rich in fiber, making it a true probiotic that protects the body from cholesterol accumulating while providing metabolic benefits.
Here are the benefits of this plant for the body:
- Protects your heart. It can reduce bad cholesterol – LDL but also triglycerides. And high cholesterol and triglycerides, doctors say, are the main factors leading to stroke.
- It detoxifies the liver, protecting it from the effects of toxins. This is explained by the fact that chicory is rich in antioxidants.
- It relieves pain of arthritis. Having anti-inflammatory properties, it appears to be an adjunct to arthritis. It can also relieve inflammation.
- Stimulates the immune system. Because it has antibacterial properties, chicory can increase the body's resistance.
- Chicory coffee seems to stimulate appetite.
- Infusion of chicory can combat insomnia, or other sleep disorders.
- There are studies that claim to contribute to the recovery of the liver.
- Reduces the risk of colon cancer. There are studies that claim to have a reduction in the appearance of colon cancer. The chicory root stimulates intestinal transit, removes toxins, normalizes flora in the colon and can neutralize free radicals.