Chicory Root Tea
So my husband came home one day and told me about Chicory Root. He heard it is good for you. So I looked it up and this is what I found. I didn’t include a source since I got this from different websites a while ago and do not remember where any more.
“Some of the benefits you will find in chicory root includes its ability to decrease the levels of serum LDL cholesterol in the blood. It also contains vitamin C, one of the most powerful antioxidants.
Chicory root also helps promote optimal blood sugar levels and increases stool bulk and consistency. It provides soluble fiber, which helps improve digestion. Another benefit is the ability to build your body’s resistance to gallstones and liver stones. By increasing the flow of bile, it assists the body in digesting foods and liquids. The extra bile also helps break down fats in the body.
Chicory Root has diuretic properties that provide protection for the urinary tract system and kidneys. Toxins are removed and the cleansing of the body is stimulated because of an increase in urine flow. Other benefits include indigestion relief, and relief from diarrhea and gastritis.
Chicory Root Weight Loss
Chicory root benefits weight loss because of the effect it has on the digestive system. It is an excellent source of fructooligosaccharides which help promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in your digestive tract. Chicory root also supports the body’s detoxification system through the liver and kidneys, and is believed to help with calcium absorption.
Proper digestive functioning is crucial for weight loss, and chicory root is essential for proper digestion. Its ability to help break down fats is also important in weight loss.”
So I bought this from Vitacost. Roasted and granulated. Then I looked around to see how else other than adding to my smoothies, I can use it for. Then I found “Chicory root tea”. Just 1 tsp of Chicory root granules and hot water. And it tastes almost like coffee than tea. It is good as is, but also good with almond milk. Love it! Now I just use it as a tea.
Until next time…