Every day is wonderful, but mornings are special. I used to love my little coffee cup every morning. It was a pure indulgence to sit in the silence of the morning and just be. This is a time when I feel very present and connected to source.Pure morning bliss. So yesterday I rediscovered a hot drink, that I have now in the cup where I used to drink coffee. It’s organic chicory root .I remember very well it’s beautiful flowers from my childhood in Bulgaria, where all of the summer days were spent outside in the sun. Now I am having it’s roots in the morning.I like to see the connectivity in everything , sometimes I become a bit obsessed with explaining and analyzing things.
The main thing for me is that, the chicory has no caffeine and it’s perfect. Here are some health benefits of drinking chicory root.
1.Contains Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant
2.Chicory has been found to contain a substance called inulin, which is very beneficial in regulating the blood sugar levels; it is also used as a plant based sweetener
3.It can also stimulate the immune system and alleviates intestinal diseases and harmful bacteria. Chicory acts in similar ways to the beneficial bacteria found in yogurt.
4.Historically, chicory root tea was used to treat liver problems, gout, skin infections, fevers, nausea
5.Chicory has an anti-inflammatory properties that can help in treat joint issues, such as osteoarthritis. According to the July 2010 issue of “BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders,” chicory extract can be used to manage the pain of osteoarthritis.
The best part about chicory is the fact that makes a caffeine free substitude for coffee. I am willing to explore the other alternatives as well and will share my thoughts.
Sending blessings and love
P.S This is day 39 of Word press Challenge to make a post every day. There are 200 days left of 2012.