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Is drinking chicory allowed?

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Posted by WJS on 4 years ago

Is drinking chicory allowed on a juice only reboot? I think I have seen it mentioned but couldn't remember if it is allowed on the reboot and if it is healthy to drink long term afterwards..

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  • Danmcn61

    4 years ago

    Sure. Be careful though, it has a laxative effect on some people.

    Here is the scoop on chicory from WebMD

    "Chicory is a plant. Its roots and dried, above-ground parts are used to make medicine.
    Chicory is used for loss of appetite, upset stomach, constipation, liver and gallbladder disorders, cancer, and rapid heartbeat.
    It is also used as a “tonic,” to increase urine production, to protect the liver, and to balance the stimulant effect of coffee.
    Some people apply a paste of chicory leaves directly to the skin for swelling and inflammation.
    In foods, chicory leaves are often eaten like celery, and the roots and leaf buds are boiled and eaten. Chicory is also used as a cooking spice and to flavor foods and beverages. Coffee mixes often include ground chicory to enhance the richness of the coffee.Chicory root has a mild laxative effect, increases bile from the gallbladder, and decreases swelling. Chicory is a rich source of beta-carotene"

  • WJS

    4 years ago

    Thank you Danmcm61, that is good news. I have been drinking lemon in hot water during reboots as well as after because once I went through the withdrawels of giving up coffee I didn't want to go back. I think I read from the nutritionist that chicory was OK so decided to give it a try. It is readily available here in powder form like instant coffee and is quite a nice change and certainly has the flavour of coffee so this is very good news.

    After having three cups today the first day of drinking it I can confirm the laxative effect! I will have less tomorrow. :)

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