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The chicory root has been a staple of the human diet for over 2,000 years. Records of the chicory plant as part of regular meals date as far back as ancient Egypt, through ancient Rome, and into modern times.
Sadly, many people are unfamiliar with this incredible root, and an understanding of its many health benefits has begun to fade into obscurity.
Today we are going to discuss the benefits and uses of this extraordinary plant, one of nature’s most effective weapons in the battle for optimal health.
Chicory (also called Cichorium intybus) is a woody and herbaceous plant in the dandelion family. Natural chicory plants have beautiful blue flowers and a hearty root, and the entire plant is edible (be forewarned: the leaves and flowers are quite bitter).
The root of the chicory plant has been used for centuries to make tea. It has also been used since the 1800s as an alternative or additive to coffee, as when roasted and brewed, it has a similar taste and consistency.
Consumption of chicory root comes with an array of remarkable health benefits, including:
Sounds unbelievable, right?
Well, it will all click when you see what the roots contain.
Many of the benefits of the chicory root come from the fact that it is 68% inulin by weight. 
Inulin is a type of dietary fiber known as a fructan (also called a fructooligosaccharide), a carbohydrate made up of short chains of fructose molecules your body is unable to digest. 
And while the natural function of dietary fiber brings a host of health benefits, that’s not what makes inulin special. What makes inulin special is that it is also a prebiotic – which means that it feeds the good digestive bacteria in your gut.,
The scientific definition of a prebiotic is:
“A nondigestible compound that, through its metabolization by microorganisms in the gut, modulates the composition and/or activity of the gut microbiota, thus conferring a beneficial physiologic effect on the host.”
In addition to the more obvious benefits of a functioning, healthy digestive system, the good bacteria in your gut play a critical role in reducing inflammation, helping your body to absorb and use minerals, and fight off harmful bacteria. 
Countless studies have shown many real-world benefits from chicory inulin, including:
Further, your gut bacteria play important roles in your hormonal system, and improving your digestive system has been known to reduce feelings of anxiety and depression. 
Chicory root is also chock full of polyphenols, micronutrients found in plants that protect them from UV radiation and diseases. Studies have shown similar effects in humans, including reducing the risks and effects of:
Chicory root is also a great source of beta-carotene, which your body converts into Vitamin A (retinol). Vitamin A is a critical nutrient your body needs to maintain:
Beta-carotene is also an antioxidant that helps protect your body from free radicals to ward off chronic diseases and conditions.
With all of the research data available on this wonderful root, it was a no-brainer to use chicory root as a primary source of dietary fiber in our new BodyHealth Bar.
We formulated this bar with entirely non-GMO, vegan, kosher ingredients to provide a delicious, healthy snack that provides sustained energy and delivers real satisfaction.
So, whether you get a helping of chicory root in our bar, brew it as a coffee alternative, or take it as a supplement, you are on the path to optimized health.
Imagine yourself in a group of 100 people – roughly half of the number that will fit in the average movie theater. Now consider this: Roughly 15 of those people are actively suffering from a B12 deficiency. They are tired, weak, predisposed to illness, suffer from memory loss and nerve dysfunction. Some experience fairly severe symptoms, while others are gradually feeling worse – usually without even realizing it!
And no – this is not a joke or an exaggeration. According to the National Institute of Health, up to 15% of people are deficient in B12, which makes it one of the most common nutritional deficiencies.
With this in mind, we believe it is important that everyone becomes educated on this critical nutrient: What it is, what it does for your body, where to get it, how to avoid a deficiency, and then finally, the BEST ways to reap the benefits of having optimal B12 levels.
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Over the last 50 years, “fat” has become a bad word.
Foods are marketed as “low fat” and “fat-free” based on the idea that dietary fats are bad for your heart and are linked to weight gain.
Fortunately, this couldn’t be further from the truth, according to modern scientific research by experts in the health field.
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Here is the scientific truth: The liver, heart, pancreas, kidneys, and spleen are all jam-packed with vital nutrients that can help supercharge your energy levels, digestion, and overall health – not to mention that they provide a high concentration of protein… but who wants to eat them?