Chicory root has been long used as a herbal substitute for coffee, given its natural coffee-like flavour and nutritional benefits. You can find chicory root in low-carb and keto bars, cereals and even as a nutritional supplement because is a rich source of dietary fibre.
Chicory root can be easily found at any local health food store or online, as a pre-made coffee or as a concentrated prebiotic fibre supplement.
Chicory root contains carbs, but it does not contain net carbs, which makes it ideal for low-carb and keto. It is also resistant to absorption, so it is not considered a source of calories or carbohydrates. Chicory root has a sweet taste, and that makes it perfect low-carb sweetener for anything instead of sugar.
The root contains inulin, a prebiotic fibre that passes through our bodies undigested and feeds our stomach bacteria, which promotes healthy digestion and can relieve constipation.
Chicory root may help with controlling blood sugar, it is easy to be added into your diet and it will regulate appetite and decrease calorie intake, which leads to weight loss.
CHICORY ROOT COFFEE: KETO & LOW CARB ONLY 2 INGREDIENTS
To make Chicory root coffee, you will need only two ingredients: Chicory root and water, nothing else, that’s it, and it’s caffeine-free too!
You will need to mince the root and roast it. Or you can get it at your local health food store or online, as a pre-made coffee.
It is recommended to use 2 tablespoons of ground chicory root for 1 cup of water.
Pour into a cup and enjoy!
One chicory coffee (8oz) contains:
- Calories: 8.5
- Total Carbs: 1.8g
- Net Carbs: 1.3g
- Fiber: 0.5g
- Sugar: 0g
- Vitamin B6: 7%
- Potassium: 5%
- Vitamin C: 5%
Why giving up on coffee and move on with chicory coffee? Your skin will feel different, without caffeine, there will be no more bloating, it will be easier to go to bed at a reasonable hour…