Chicory diet - an unexpected discovery

December 5, 2014

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 The fact that chicory can be used for weight loss, it became known recently. How chicory used for weight loss?

Chicory - a perennial plant, widespread in Europe and parts of Asia and Africa. Currently, it also grows in America. He began to cultivate the already 5000 years ago in Egypt, where the chicory was used as a cure for a number of diseases. Traditionally, chicory in different countries used as anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, diuretic, laxative and remedy for menstrual irregularities, headaches Headache: Causes and Complications  Headache: Causes and Complications
 , Diabetes, gallbladder disease, osteoporosis Osteoporosis - he threatens you?  Osteoporosis - he threatens you?
 , Nervous disorders, liver disease, tachycardia. Furthermore, chicory leaves in several European countries are still used for salads.


The chicory is useful for weight loss?

The structure includes a chicory inulin - type of soluble fiber, which is now often used in the production of various food products. Like any other tissue, it quickly fills and suppresses appetite, moreover, in one gram of inulin contains only half the calories.

Effect of inulin on hunger has been learned in the course of scientific research .  It was attended by 38 people, who observed the different experimental conditions: they had to eat in the morning, instead of breakfast, high-calorie yogurt with inulin derived from chicory, high-calorie yogurt without inulin, a low-calorie yogurt with inulin, a low-calorie yogurt without inulin or orange juice containing the same amount of calories as the low-calorie yogurt and .  In addition, a control group of subjects, whose members do not eat breakfast, and they were allowed to have only 2 . 5:00 after awakening .  During the study, subjects had for two and a half hours after the consumption of yogurt or juice every twenty minutes to assess the severity of a ten-school factors such as hunger, satiety, thirst, nausea and desire to snack .  After this time, they could have, they want .

It turned out that, predictably, any yoghurt suppress hunger better than orange juice - even with the same amount of calories in the juice and yogurt, and the members of the control group hunger was stronger than all the others. High-calorie yogurt suppresses hunger better than low-calorie yogurt, but low-calorie yogurt with inulin weakened hunger as effectively as high-calorie yogurt without inulin. Since the difference between calorie yogurt was about 260 calories, the researchers suggested that six grams of inulin (which is the amount of the substance added to yogurt) can saturate about as well as a dish containing 260 kcal.


How to take the chicory to lose weight?

It would seem that the use of chicory diet conclusively proven, it remains only to buy in the drugstore dried root of the plant to brew tea, and wait for the results. However, the effect of a simple tea from chicory root process has not been studied, and probably it contains too little of inulin that he could sufficiently promote weight loss. To lose weight, best instant chicory. In the process of manufacturing the chicory root passes special processing, the result of which is a powder, readily soluble in water. To prepare the drink, it is enough to pour the powder into a cup, fill it with boiling water, and stir. In most cases, the instructions on the packages of instant chicory it is recommended to take once or twice a day before meals. It is best to take the chicory in the diet - it makes it easier to cope with hunger.

Chicory is a natural diuretic and weight loss, in part, may be due to the withdrawal of fluid from the body. For this reason, weight loss, especially at first, can go pretty quickly, but lost weight this way often comes back soon. In addition, any excessive use of diuretics can lead to serious health consequences, so in any case do not exceed the dose of chicory on the package. Note also that a safe dose for adults chicory has not yet been determined using scientific methods, so it is best to start taking it with small doses.


Safety measures

Admission chicory in large quantities during pregnancy can lead to miscarriage Miscarriage - can you protect yourself from it?  Miscarriage - can you protect yourself from it?
 Therefore it is contraindicated in pregnant women. If you become pregnant while taking chicory, immediately stop taking it.

During lactation take chicory is not recommended because it is not known whether the components appear in breast milk, and whether they have an impact on the child.

Chicory can cause an allergic reaction Allergic reactions: how to understand why you tickle in the throat  Allergic reactions: how to understand why you tickle in the throat
   in people who are allergic to plants of the aster family, among them - ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies.

Patients with cholelithiasis chicory can be taken only with the permission of the doctor, since the components of the plant can lead to aggravation of the symptoms of this disorder.

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Lose Weight on celery soups: a quick and tasty

June 19, 2012

 Lose Weight on celery soups
 Depending on your ability and how much you're going to lose kilograms, this diet should last from seven to ten days. During this time, eat mostly soups celery; You can vary the diet some of the other products, but in limited quantities. Thanks to a healthy and liquid food your body to get rid not only of excess fat, but also the toxins that inevitably accumulate when you eat refined foods. A week later, you can gradually move to nutrition.

 Lose Weight on celery soups: a quick and tasty


The celery soup is very low in calories so you can eat it as you want. The first two or three days to eat only soup, then you can include in the diet of some other products: fruits and vegetables, except bananas Bananas: the benefits and harms health  Bananas: the benefits and harms health
   and potatoes. On the fourth or fifth day you can afford milk or yogurt, in the coming days - meat, rice and juices. During the diet is very important to drink plenty of water.

 Lose Weight on celery soups: a quick and tasty


There are lots of recipes for soups with celery; you fit almost any, except for soups, puree. The best detoxification - clear broth with lots of celery. As always, homemade soup better than what is sold at banks and soup called. Select several recipes to the diet has not been uniform, and cook on health.

 Lose Weight on celery soups: a quick and tasty

Tips and Warnings

Before changing your diet, you should always consult a physician; Unfortunately, this advice is too often neglected. This is particularly important when it comes to detoxification - a medical procedure that must begin with the approval of a specialist.

The consequences of sudden changes in the diet may be side effects such as headache Headache: Causes and Complications  Headache: Causes and Complications
 Irritability Irritability - you try to control my temper  Irritability - you try to control my temper
   and acne. Despite the fact that with such a diet, you are likely to lose a few kilos, its purpose - detoxification, rather than weight loss. Do not use the meal plan just to lose weight. The best way to get and stay slim - correct and varied diet and exercise regularly. It is not necessary to hope to lose weight in a matter of weeks - even if you succeed, the positive externality would have bad consequences for your health. Lose weight should gradually - if it happens without pain, and the result will remain for a long time.

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