Strikingly, in the shops of our country has always sold and marketed to this day with chicory coffee drinks. However, according to popular opinion indulgent, these drinks are vtorosorotnymi, like surrogate. At the price of they are quite affordable, but much of the population passes them by. But few people know that chicory interesting role and responsible task of restoring the purity of the gastrointestinal tract, and ridding the colon intestine from pathogenic microorganisms, cramps, constipation, hemorrhoids. The first mention of chicory as a staple food, are for the period of ancient Egypt. The great success he enjoyed in the Roman Empire as a forage, salad and herb. Starting from the 16th century in Europe, chicory roots browned and used in the manufacture of beer and soft drinks as a substitute for coffee, constitutes an ingredient medications. Chicory – perennial herb of the Asteraceae family, which in the wild form is found throughout Europe except the northern regions.
It grows in meadows, river valleys, slopes, forest glades and forest edges, roadsides and villages. Today the cultural form of breeding varieties of chicory is cultivated in almost all European countries. European and Japanese doctors recommend chicory as an energy tool, widely implementing it in food. The most valuable substance, for which cultivated chicory, inulin Inulin is a carbohydrate-type fructans. Fructans contain more than one-third of all plants on earth.
After starch, fructans are the most common carbohydrates. Inulin with a part of plant foods used by man every day. Its a lot of onions, garlic, tomatoes, corn, dandelion, Jerusalem artichoke. Inulin a gelling fibers, exhibiting a positive effect, which improves the assimilation of necessary substances, enhances the effect of lactose, is involved in the synthesis of B vitamins, toxins and carcinogens in the colon. Many scientists have concluded that the observed imbalance of bacterial today throughout the composition in the human gut is associated with inadequate intake of vegetable, cereal foods in containing inulin and cellulose. I want to and I recommend everyone who is working on restoring the health of the gastrointestinal tract, chicory – a delicious and beautiful assistant.