Chicory Dietrary Fiber

What are some chicory root fiber benefits?

Because inulin, the fiber from chicory root, is a source of soluble fiber, it passes through the body undigested. So, foods containing chicory root fiber may contribute to satiety after meals. Inulin is considered a “prebiotic,” promoting healthy bacteria growth in the gut. In addition, it may have a modest (positive) effect on blood sugar, insulin resistance, and blood triglycerides.

Chicory root has virtually a zero glycemic impact on blood sugar, making it a smart choice for people following a low glycemic diet for diabetes or weight loss.

Researchers at the University of Maastricht have found that oligofructose (a carbohydrate-based dietary fiber extracted from chicory roots) can reduce the energy intake of healthy volunteers by 10 per cent while maintaining normal levels of satiety and hunger.