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The Benefits of Chicory Root

by Cathy Bates on September 08, 2018

The Benefits of Chicory Root (also known as Inulin)

What Is Chicory?

Chicory is part of the dandelion family. This pretty plant common to see along the road in Europe. It's natively found in the Mediterranean and was cultivated for culinary and medicinal use. It has a tough stem, light purple flowers and leaves commonly used in salads. 

The Benefits of Chicory Root

What Exactly Is Chicory Root?

Chicory Root contains inulin, a natural dietary fibre that's extracted from the roots of this plant using hot water. While the roots act as energy for Chicory, it acts as some of the best dietary fibre you can find for us humans. Chicory root, aka inulin, is 100% natural vegetable fibre. It acts as a prebiotic, a substance that’s provides necessary bacteria in your digestive tract. and is good for your gut health, making sure to keep a healthy balance of the right bacteria.  It acts as a giant broom, if you will, cleaning out your system and is considered one of the most important aspects to maintaining healthy weight. 

 

 

What are the Benefits of Chicory Root?

Chicory root fibre has now been the source of many research studies, including high profile studies commission by the World Health Organization.  Consuming more inulin (aka chicory root) slows down stomach emptying and suppresses appetite signals in the brain, which could help you eat less.  Consuming more Chicory root fibre is now one of the leading suggestions from doctors and health professionals to aid in weight loss.  

 

How Much Fibre Should I Eat a Day?

According to Health Canada, Canadian women need 25 grams of fibre per day and men need 38 grams of fibre per day. But most Canadians and Americans only get about half their daily recommended intake.  One MORE Cookie Fibre has up to 28% of your daily fibre needs. MORE Cookie is made with all natural ingredients, and includes chicory root. 

 

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