Updated: Dec 10, 2020
I was addicted to coffee! Any cleanse, fast or diet had to include coffee. The headaches would be intolerable for 3 or 4 days when I tried to stay away from coffee, but the smell would cause me to float right back in line. In my "Freedom" search from caffeine bondage, I discovered Roasted Chicory Root.
What is Roasted Chicory Root?
Chicory coffee is a beverage made using the roots of the chicory plant, which are roasted, ground and brewed into a coffee-like drink. Chicory is a flowering plant in the dandelion family that is characterized by a tough, hairy stem, light purple flowers and leaves that are commonly used in salads. Chicory coffee tastes similar to coffee but has a flavor that’s often described as slightly woody and nutty.
Chicory is used for high blood pressure, heart failure, loss of appetite, upset stomach, constipation, liver and gallbladder disorders, cancer, and rapid heartbeat. Some people apply a paste of chicory leaves directly to the skin for swelling and inflammation.
Chicory root is a good source of inulin, a type of prebiotic fiber that has been linked to increased weight loss and improved gut health. It also contains some manganese and vitamin B6, two nutrients tied to brain health. Chicory root is a good source of fiber, which may help improve several aspects of your digestive health. Inulin may have a beneficial effect on blood sugar and insulin resistance.
Inulin is a type of fermentable fiber that is found naturally in the roots of many foods, such as whole wheat, onions, garlic, and artichokes, and is commonly extracted from chicory root and added to foods.
In foods, chicory leaves are often eaten like celery, and the roots and leaf buds are boiled and eaten. Chicory is also used as a cooking spice and to flavor foods and beverages.