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Chicory

Chicory is a nutrient rich plant whose flowers, green leaves, and roots have been used for thousands of years to help heal numerous health conditions such as heartburn, jaundice, digestive disorders, liver disease, neurological disorders, and rheumatic conditions such as gout. 

Roasted chicory root smells and tastes like coffee but has none of the harmful effects of caffeine and instead has several health promoting benefits such as helping to alkalinize the stomach and aid in digestion and assimilation. Chicory root contains antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties which is highly beneficial for both the immune system and the nervous system.

It is well known to help aid in purifying the liver and in cleansing the blood as well as help the body resist gall stones, kidney stones, and liver stones. Chicory also provides a soluble fiber known as inulin which can help to control blood sugar levels as well as feed the good digestive flora in the intestines which can help to prevent constipation and even colon cancer. 

The inulin in chicory is also known to help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol in the blood. Chicory is excellent for fighting parasites and worms present in the intestines. Chicory also works as a gentle diuretic which can aid in removing excess water retention, swelling, and bloating from the body. Chicory is known to help the body digest fatty foods better and help to flush toxins out of the digestive tract. 

Chicory leaves and flowers can be consumed in a salad and are a good source of potassium, fiber, iron, calcium, niacin, and vitamins C & A. Roasted chicory root can be found as a coffee-substitute online or at your local health food store. Fresh chicory leaves and flowers can often be found in the produce section next to the lettuce and leafy greens in your local health food store

This item posted: 07-Mar-2015

 

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