The Benefits of Chicory Root


11 Sep



Have you ever heard of chicory plant? This is a plant in the dandelion family that has flowers which are bright blue. The root of this plant is commonly used as a substitute of coffee. The seeds and leaves of the plant are also used in culinary dishes. Over the years this plant has proven to be very beneficial because it has high level of soluble dietary fiber and polyphenols. To discover more on how beneficial this plants roots are spare some few minutes of you time to read through this article. 


One of the benefits of chicory plant is that it reduces absorption of glucose in the intestines. Research done has shown when glucose is consumed with chicory extract, glucose absorption in the small intestines is reduced. The chicory root increases the viscosity in the intestines thus reducing the absorption of glucose. As an individual therefore when enjoying food that is rich in glucose on a ketogenic diet, it is wise to accompany it with chicory root in order to reduce the glucose absorption for insulin response. 


The second benefits that chicory root offers is that is that it increases the beneficial bacteria and reduce pathogenic bacteria. Chicory root has inulin which stimulates the growth of beneficial bacteria in the large intestines called bifidobacteria. This bacteria acts as antigenotoxic in the colon which helps in the reduction of tumor growth there. The chicory root also helps in suppressing the growth of pathogenic bacteria. You can click this link for more information: https://ketogenic.com/9-health-benefits-of-chicory-root/


The other benefit that chicory root has is decreasing the hemoglobin A1C. Hemoglobin A1C is a maker used to ascertain blood glucose concentration over a period of three months. If an individual has lower A1C levels it is an indication that the person has lower blood sugar over the past 3 month’s period. Chicory root therefore is important for folks who are trying to control blood sugar levels like type 2 diabetics. 


Last but not least is that chicory root has anti-carcinogenic properties. The chicory root extract has proved to reduce the risk of colon cancer. This has been greatly influenced by increased growth of the beneficial bacteria in the large intestines. Lastly, the chicory plant is known to have anti-inflammatory properties. This is because this extract has shown to decrease swelling in the swollen human colon cells.


The above pointers are just but a few of the benefits that chicory root has, click here to learn more about this plant. Click this link for more information:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicory.

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