Chicory diet is used as a dietary supplement in the diet due to the content in dietary fiber polysaccharide inulin and glucoside intibin. Inulin in a large amount promotes more rapid appearance of satiety. The bitterness characteristic of intibin suppresses located on the taste buds language, so any food after drinking a cup of chicory, will seem tasteless.
The official medicine chicory used for weight loss began in the first half of the XX century the Soviet school nutritionists Pevzner (known developer dietary methods used until now). We can assume that the popularity of the USSR while chicory found on ideological grounds as proletarian drink, as opposed to the bourgeois coffee. While Europe as a substitute for coffee, chicory is known from the XVI century.
Especially indispensable chicory diet in the presence of hypertension, ischemic diseases of the nervous system, and when the coffee is absolutely contraindicated. Does not contain caffeine and does not excite the nervous system, chicory drink similar to coffee to taste, and the above-mentioned diseases - a great coffee substitute. Chicory no effect on blood pressure, metabolism, and thermogenesis.
The benefits of chicory slimming
The benefits of chicory diet is still in its supplementary medicinal qualities. As folk and official medicine is widely used these properties and actions of chicory:
- The antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory;
- Diuretic and choleretic;
- Stimulating increased metabolism;
- Accelerating the elimination of cholesterol, radioactive substances and wastes;
- Antipyretic and vasodilator.
Best of all the healing properties of chicory manifested in its application in the case of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver. The use of chicory significantly reduces sweating, helps with heart disease, diathesis and eczema of different etiology.
Interesting fact - the flowers of chicory stimulate appetite, and this is contrary to the concept of using chicory diet. In the opinion, by accelerating the arrival of satiety in the use of the root and leaves of chicory, significantly reduces the amount of food intake.
Chicory slimming recipes
Chicory is widely used in the diet due to the industry, issued on the basis of this useful plant a variety of special drinks, such as tea, "cappuccino" from the chicory powder, other instant drinks. In many countries, chicory is grown on farmland, and its leaves can be purchased in any market and a supermarket in the departments to "green".
There are special diet dishes using chicory diet. The recipes of these dishes are fairly simple, mainly soups, salads, drinks.
A few simple recipes for cooking with chicory for weight loss:
- Calorie soup with chicory - chicory leaf salad (150 g) white table wine (0, 5 st.), Fresh mushrooms (150 g), celery (100 g), boiled brown rice (100 g), pepper medium size (1 pc.), soy sauce or low-fat yogurt. Chicory stewed in wine for about 10 minutes, then add the mushrooms, celery, rice and pepper. Topped up with about 3 liters of water, simmered until tender. Yogurt or soy sauce is added to the plate;
- Salad with chicory - green apple (1 pc.), Chicory leaves (100 g), root celery or radish (200 g). Roots and apple rubbed on a coarse grater, finely chopped chicory, mixed, dressed tablespoon of the mixture of olive oil with lemon juice or white wine vinegar 1: 1;
- Drink from chicory root - dry chicory root (150 g), water (0, 5 liters). Finely chopped root is filled with water and boil for 20 minutes. Broth take 100-150 grams before meals for 25-30 minutes.
Chicory slimming, reviews, good in salads or eat raw. It is also prepared by subjecting to heat treatment. Chicory can be extinguished (in broth, white wine or olive oil), to bake, to soar. Chicory blends with garlic, onion, thyme. It is usually served with seafood, lean fish or citrus. Dishes from chicory are well suited to the menu handling of days or as a dietary dinner.
Chicory diet can be used without any restrictions, exclusion - idiosyncrasy. Purchase chicory can not only in drugstores, but also in shops.