Love your cuppa of aromatic coffee, and can’t do without it? Turn to chicory coffee instead, and reap all the benefits for your health.
It’s also a source of manganese, Vitamin B6, potassium, Vitamin C, folate and phosphorus. Of these nutrients, fiber — through inulin, which we’ll get into shortly — can assist in weight loss and benefits gut health. Manganese and Vitamin B6 improve blood flow to the brain and offer neurological benefits.
Chicory root also has the ability to detox the liver. The root is able to significantly reduce oxidative stress, and has been found to prevent cell damage and improve conditions within the liver.
- It can improve your digestive health.
- It will help you feel full while reducing calories.
- It could potentially improve brain function.
- It may help to treat osteoarthritis.
Do not take this herb if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Chicory may stimulate menstruation and possibly lead to a miscarriage.
Chicory is closely related to ragweed, marigold and daisies, so if you are allergic to these plants, you may have issues.
If you suffer from gallstones, consult a physician before consuming this herb.