A bright blue-flowered plant that can be used as a coffee alternative.
The fiber of the chicory root can be extracted and used as a supplement or additive for its supposed health benefits. It’s been used for centuries by various cultures as a home remedy. Chicory coffee is often made from the root as an alternative to traditional caffeinated coffee with a similar taste.
Health Benefits of Chicory Root:
Chicory root is most well known for its fiber content, particularly inulin fiber. This particular type of fiber is a prebiotic, meaning it feeds the healthy bacteria in the gut to promote a healthy microbiome. Fiber is also an important agent in regularizing bowel movements and digestion. Due to the fact that fiber digests slowly, it can also help to regulate blood sugar levels.
How To Use:
Chicory root can be used in a variety of ways! It can be brewed in water to create chicory coffee or roasted, boiled, or stir-fried with other vegetables to create a delicious dish.
Always be sure to check with your physician before deciding to add any natural home-remedies to your diet.