Chicory – a healthy substitute for coffee

Chicory is best known as a beverage, more precisely as a coffee substitute. As early as the 19th century, the French began to grow and drink it as an addition to coffee or on their own.

Thanks to its coffee-like taste and low price, the beverage of this plant became extremely popular and spread around the world.

Since it is a decaffeinated drink that contains inulin, chicory is also suitable for diabetics. Inulin is converted to fructose in the body and thus helps regulate and maintain normal blood sugar levels.

Many people start the day with a cup of coffee. There is a lot of controversy about the good and bad properties of coffee. Undoubtedly, excess caffeine leads to insomnia, tension, increased urination, palpitations.

Therefore, if you want to enjoy the ritual of drinking coffee, be moderate and sometimes replace coffee with a chicory drink. Chicory is a perennial plant that blooms from July to September and begins to ripen in August. It is a very widespread meadow plant.

Tender blue flowers are used for salad, while the root of the plant is dried, ground into a powder from which a beverage resembling coffee tastes.

Chicory drink has a beneficial effect on the digestive organs. Thanks to inulin, it does not lead to an increase in blood sugar, and it also helps lower cholesterol. Since it does not lead to spikes in blood sugar, there is no attack of hunger, which is often the case after drinking coffee. Unlike coffee, chicory does not lead to an increase in cortisol, but on the contrary calms and reduces stress. pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid chicory.

How to prepare a chicory drink:

1 teaspoon of chicory powder is poured into 200ml of cold water and brought to a boil. After a few minutes, remove from the stove, wait for the precipitate to settle and strain.

Milk, honey, cinnamon, agave juice or maple syrup can be added if desired.


It is best to pick the root yourself, dry it, grind it and then use it for coffee.

Published by Sophia Dane

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5 thoughts on “Chicory – a healthy substitute for coffee

    1. My dear friend! Natural remedies can reduce or eliminate lipoma. For example, Sage extract can help melt if applied externally over lipomas.
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      Mix together a teaspoon of turmeric powder with a teaspoon of olive oil until a fine paste is formed. Apply the mixture to the skin over the lipoma.

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      1. Thank you my Dear Friend! I know about curcumen but wasn’t aiming at that as much hope of a topical application to shrink a very large lipoma! On her hip so it won’t be difficult to treat this way but surgery or even liposuction at her age would kill her more than likely, older dog! Great health otherwise because good genes and great diet; I’ve watched after her, but this mass got bigger so I hope I can do some good externally!
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      2. It should help and reduce over time. Just a lot of patience, my friend! Of course turmeric can leave yellow stains, so put a bandage over it. Let me know how the recovery is progressing!

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      3. Operative wood you caught me lack patience at times and that’s always been a fault or lacking of mine! Maybe too high strung to take life like the tortoise, LOL! But i get down to business and always adjust to the situation that is a necessity to survive in the real world!
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