The composition and taste of chicory root
Chicory root is rich in vitamins and trace elements. In particular, it contains large amounts of vitamin C, B1, B2 and B3. Part of the root of the plant includes inulin, which is beneficial to the entire digestive system, and accelerates the metabolism of carotene and protein.
Roasted granulated chicory is very much like instant coffee like odor, and color and even taste. The main difference between to drink from a natural coffee - a complete lack of caffeine in it. In this regard, the chicory can be consumed by people suffering from hypertension.
Drink on an empty stomach a Cup of chicory with honey and lemon. It helps in the treatment of hypertension.
How many times a day to drink chicory
Like any other medicinal herb, chicory requires caution in use. Can't drink uncontrollably. Optimal amount of the drink is 2 cups per day. If you exceed this dose, and watch carefully for a reaction. Some people can stand coffee drink, and even 5 cups a day will not cause deterioration of health, and some may experience various allergic reactions.
The drink will be useful to people who can't do without coffee. In this case it is recommended to replace the 2 cups of coffee two cups of chicory. Due to this the body receives less amount of caffeine.
Chicory drink has a diuretic effect.
Coffee drink from chicory root promotes weight loss and weight normalization. This is due to its ability to speed up metabolism and clean the intestines of toxins and other substances. Despite this, the drink increases the appetite. Therefore, too large doses can cause the opposite, weight gain. One or two cups a day is enough to stabilize the bowel.
Contraindications for receiving chicory
Peptic ulcer, gastritis, various erosion in the gastrointestinal tract are a major reason for rejection of consumption of the drink from chicory. The fact that this plant negatively affects the mucous membranes, with damage, and thus may lead to worsening of the disease.
Varicose veins and heart disease are also advised not to drink coffee drink from chicory.
Sometimes there is intolerance of chicory, which is expressed by symptoms such as: nausea, dizziness, all sorts of rashes, weakness.