Benefits of Drinking Chicory Root Instead of Coffee

Chicory coffee
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If you saw two cups, one with chicory root and one with coffee, chances are you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. But unlike coffee, chicory root has a more rich, bitter, and earthy taste. It’s less acidic and doesn’t have any chocolate notes either.  

Chicory root has been used as a coffee substitute in many cultures for years. Research shows that it may have some advantages if you’re trying to reduce your coffee intake. Let’s take a look. 


Chicory root coffee is naturally caffeine-free. If you are sensitive to caffeine or looking to reduce your caffeine intake, this is a definite plus.

Digestive Health 

Chicory root contains inulin, a type of soluble fiber that can support digestive health. Inulin is prebiotic, which means it feeds beneficial gut bacteria and can improve your gut flora and promote better digestion.


Chicory root also contains antioxidants, which can help reduce inflammation in the body and decrease the risk of chronic diseases. An amazing quality.

Blood Sugar Regulation

Finally, chicory root may have a mild blood sugar-lowering effect. So if you have diabetes or are looking to manage your blood sugar levels, this might be a good option to consider.