Chicory is a perennial plant that is found throughout the world and especially to areas with mild and temperate climate. It became popular in antiquity with the therapeutic effect. The Egyptians used it to treat liver problems and gall bladder. They consumed chicory in large quantities because they knew that it purifies the blood and removes toxins from the liver.
Chicory contains inulin, fructose, intibin (imparts the characteristic bitter taste of the drink).
The list of nutrients is long: vitamins (B1, B2, PP, C), choline, protein, pectin, tannins, organic acids, carotenes, minerals and trace elements (Na, Ca, Mg, K, Fe, P).
Health benefits of chicory:
Stimulates the nervous system.
Enhances mental capacity and increases concentration.
Recommended in a constant state of fatigue (asthenia).
Increases appetite and facilitates the activity of the digestive system.
Enhances cardiac function by increasing the amplitude of cardiac contractions.
Inulin is beneficial to gastrointestinal activity, assist bifidobacterial activity and inhibit growth of the bacteria Salmonella and Escherichia coli and plays an important role in regulating the content of cholesterol in the blood.
It helps to better absorption of calcium and other minerals.
It is used as choleretic remedy for jaundice, gallstones, indigestion, atonic constipation, chronic kidney infections and kidney stones.
Chicory has a favorable impact on:
acne, anemia, anorexia, arthritis, liver congestion, depression, headache, hepatitis, jaundice, biliary insufficiency, rheumatism.
Health benefits of cinnamon:
Cinnamon is a regulator of blood sugar levels. In combination with honey, it activates the pancreas, increases insulin production, and absorbs glucose from the cells. The chemical ingredients, as well as the ethereal oils contained in it, give cinnamon antimicrobial and antimycotic properties.
It acts favorably on the entire digestive system, and in particular, on the stomach, aiding the secretion of gastric juice and awakening the appetite. In medical practice it is used as an antiseptic agent.
Cinnamon contains fiber and calcium that remove the bile salts from the colon and thus protect it from cancer.
dry extract of chicory, cinnamon extract.
Nutritional values per 100 g:
Energy: 345 kcal
Protein: 4 g
Fat: 0.2 g
Carbohydrates: 81.7 g
Fiber: 32.2 g
Used as a substitute for coffee. It does not contain caffeine.
Preparation: 1-2 teaspoons dissolved in 150 ml of water. According to taste flavored with sugar, milk, cream.
Packing: 100 g