Too Much of A Good Thing
Fiber One Chocolate Chip bars are delicious, but don’t eat too many. I looked up Chicory Root and found these posts and funny comments. I laughed, because they’re telling the truth.
Creating A Healthy Snack Bar
I was going to try to make some of these bars, because they taste so good. But, I could not locate a store selling Chicory Root as an ingredient. So, I looked it up online to learn more about it, and learned that Chicory Root is the reason these bars make people feel gassy if they eat too many of them. So, I’m just going to try to make a similar yummy bar with honey, chocolate chips, rice crispies, oat meal and a little flour and leave out the gut-wrenching ingredient (Chicory Root! beware!).
The Good Chicory Root Does
It does actually seem that Chicory Root is a good thing, but only in moderation. The claims are that it lowers cholesterol (among other things) and blood sugar. That’s probably because it assists in moving the food right on through so fast it can’t stick around and be absorbed. All things in moderation, I suppose.
Comments About Chicory Root and Fiber One Bars
Here are posts with funny comments on blogs about yummy fiber one bars:
Chicory Root Information
Here is an interesting page about Chicory Root:
Chicory Root Fiber
With more and more people resorting to a high-fiber diet, food products, like, those with chicory root fiber is fast gaining momentum. Read on for more information about chicory root fiber.
Chicory plant (Cichorium intybus) is a bushy herb, that is native to Europe, North America and Australia. This plant has been used by humans for a very long time, for both culinary and medicinal purposes. Nowadays, various varieties of chicory are being cultivated in different parts of the world. While, the leaves of some varieties are used as vegetable (like, radicchio), some others yield roots, that are baked and ground, to be used as a substitute for coffee (chicory coffee). Ground chicory root powder is also added to coffee powder. Chicory roots are also used for brewing beer. These roots have also been used in some food recipes in some parts of the world. Studies show that chicory roots contain various compounds, that are beneficial for health. The extract prepared from this root is rich in chicory root fiber, that is said to be having numerous health benefits. This article can provide you with more details about chicory root fiber. What is Chicory Root Fiber Even though, chicory roots have been used for a very long time, it was during the 1970s that the presence of inulin in chicory was found. It was revealed that chicory roots contain high levels of inulin, which is a polysaccharide, which has been used as a sweetener as well as a probiotic (which promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria in the intestine). Nowadays, inulin is also promoted as a dietary fiber. While, fresh chicory roots contain around 20 to 25% of inulin (by total weight, dried chicory root extract contains almost 98% inulin. So, chicory root extract is now widely used as a dietary supplement or as an additive. In order to prepare chicory root extracts, fresh roots are dried, ground and mixed with water. This solution is filtered to remove the insoluble parts. The resultant extract is used for various purposes. Now, you know that both chicory roots and extract contain inulin, which is a soluble fiber, that is having various health benefits, especially for the digestive system. Inulin is a type of naturally occurring plant fiber and chicory having high levels of this fiber is said to be rich in chicory root fiber. Read more on dietary fiber foods. Chicory Root Fiber Side Effects You may come across various food products and supplements mentioning chicory root fiber as an ingredient. It is nothing other than inulin, which has various health benefits. Unlike other types of dietary fiber, chicory root fiber promotes the health and growth of the gut flora (beneficial bacteria in the intestine). It is said to be beneficial in promoting digestion, preventing constipation, to lower high blood sugar levels, etc. It is also said to be beneficial in reducing fat levels in the body and so is also used for achieving weight loss. Even though, dietary supplements and foods with chicory root fiber is claimed to be free of side effects, chicory root extract may cause drug interactions, allergies and skin problems. Some reports suggest that this extract may cause abortion too. So, there are many apprehensions regarding chicory root fiber and pregnancy. It will be best to avoid products with chicory during this stage. It has also been suggested that products with chicory root fiber cause flatulence. Read more on:
Chicory is on the FDA Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) list, but, some people may experience side effects, like, chicory root fiber allergy. So, always seek the opinion of a health expert, before resorting to products with chicory root fiber.