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2. Reduces Heart Disease

Often, heart disease is a result of several factors acting on the cardiovascular system at the same time. Chicory addresses multiple factors to reduce the effects of heart disease. First, it is very beneficial for optimizing the function of the digestive system. It also reduces LDL cholesterol in the body and curbs the development of atherosclerosis and hypertension. Once atherosclerosis develops, plaque in the arteries and veins blocks the flow of blood and leads to possible strokes and heart attacks. The plant phenols in chicory also work against thrombosis and arrhythmia. Antioxidant properties in chicory can improve the blood-plasma balance in the body, reducing the chance of cardiovascular disease.

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