Chicory Root Can Stabilize Blood Sugar Levels in Type 2 Diabetes

The number of people diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes is rising at an alarming rate with three new cases every ten seconds. What is even more concerning is that not only adults over 45 are affected by this disease, but also an increasing number of children. The causes for Type 2 Diabetes vary from genetics, bad communication between cells and too much glucose in the liver, to obesity, stress and lack of exercise. What happens in the body is that the insulin produced by your body is no longer able or enough to control the level of glucose from your bloodstream, leading to high blood sugar levels or hyperglycemia. Glucose accumulates in the blood stream leading to diabetes.

chicory for diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms

  • Being very thirsty
  • Peeing a lot
  • Tingling or numbness in your hands or feet
  • Feeling worn out
  • Blurry vision
  • Being irritable
  • Wounds that don’t heal
  • Recurrent yeast infections

If left untreated, high blood sugar can damage the blood and heart vessels, the eyes, the nerves, the kidneys and prevent wounds from healing.

Type 2 Diabetes and Chicory Root

Scientific research suggests that chicory root can be an effective natural remedy for diabetes. It can both prevent diabetes and cure the disease. Chicory root extract may delay or prevent premature onset of diabetes, and can slow the progression or development of complications associated with this disease. A survey made in Japan showed that the extract of dried chicory root contains insulin type fructans, which have anti-hyperglycemia and antidyslipidemic properties, also improving the intestinal transit. Another study, conducted at the University of Medical Sciences Tehran in Iran showed that chicory root has beneficial effects on diabetes. The glucose tolerance test showed various results, ranging from 2 hours to 28 days of tolerance. 

Chicory Remedy for Diabetes


  • 250 g chicory roots  
  • 500 ml of water  
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 


Use only fresh chicory roots, which you wash and place in a large pot. Add cold water and boil for 10 minutes. Remove the roots and put them on a clean paper towel. Chop them finely (or use a blender) and place them in a glass bowl. Add olive oil and mix until you get a smooth paste. Consume this paste throughout the day until you notice that the blood sugar level remains stable without the need of insulin or medication.   The chicory roots can also be eaten as a vegetable, or you can roast them to make a beverage similar to coffee. The plant contains 8% insulin,

Chicory roots can also be eaten as vegetables, or you can roast them to make a beverage similar to coffee. The plant contains 8% insulin, cichoriin, acetophenone, tannins, sesquiterpene lactones, flavonoids, minerals, vitamins and anti-inflammatory agents. If you have been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, try this natural remedy based on chicory root. This can prevent you from taking lifetime medication or insulin and will help you regain control over your life. You should also have a healthy lifestyle based on nutritious food and exercise. 

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