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
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, Diabetes, gallbladder disease, osteoporosis
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, 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.
Admission chicory in large quantities during pregnancy can lead to miscarriage
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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
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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.