Authentic Food of the Day: Belgian Endive/Chicory!

Tangy, tender, and delicious, Belgian Endives are sometimes looked over at the grocery store! They aren’t as widely used in recipes because many people don’t know what they are or don’t know how beneficial they are for vibrant health. You can include Belgian endive in soups, salads, and even braise them as a delicious appetizer. These veggies are wonderful for digestive health. They are considered to be a prebiotic, which means it helps stimulate the growth and productivity of friendly bacteria in the body. Belgian endive also contains bitters which help to stimulate the digestive system and detoxify the liver. Belgian endive contains a good amount of fiber which helps to remove wastes from the body. The antioxidant and antiviral properties in Belgian endive help to keep the immune system strong. Belgian endive has a good amount of folate, beta-carotene, iron, and phosphorous.


– Need some energy? Vitamin B1 found in Belgian endive helps you stay alert and energized during the day.

– Try not to eat too much of this veggie as it can act as a natural laxative!