Is coffee good for you? It’s probably one of the most asked questions I get from clients. There are many conflicting reports about the problems and the benefits of drinking coffee. I think we need to take it back to the basics. Everything in moderation.
The problem with coffee is that rarely do we stop with one cup. It’s the prolonged constant use throughout the day that can lead to health issues. Caffeine stimulates the adrenal glands, which in turn causes the liver to release sugar into the blood stream. That’s what gives you that caffeine lift. The body cannot tolerate this long term. It reacts by causing blood sugar fluctuations and even lowering your blood sugar. This can lead to fatigue, a weakened immune system, mood disorders, weight gain and poor digestion.
Caffeine can also block the absorption of B vitamins, and can strip the body of magnesium, potassium, iron and trace mineral. No wonder so many of us are fatigued and can’t sleep! Prolonged use of caffeine can even lead to bone loss.
My first advice would be to address what you put in your coffee. Are you using Splenda, Nutra Sweet, Equal or Sweet-N-Low? If so, replace it with Stevia or Xylitol. Are you still using non-dairy creamers that are nothing more than artificial dyes and chemicals? Try using So Delicious Coconut Creamer, or real cream.
Then try limiting your coffee to 1 cup daily and substituting with a coffee alternative for the rest of the day. Introducing………
TEECCINO Teeccino is an herbal coffee. It looks and smells like coffee, and you brew it just like coffee. It’s even packaged in a vacuum pack like regular coffee. Or you can get it in tea bags and steep it like tea. Great for traveling! Every cup of Teeccino is loaded with nutritional health benefits that are released during brewing of herbs, grains, fruits and nuts.
Teeccino is excellent for people with digestive issues. It’s non-acidic (unlike coffee) and contains inulin, a soluble fiber which converts into healthy bacteria, nourishing our intestinal cells and reducing non-beneficial bacteria that can lead to disease.
Teeccino provides heart-healthy nutrients, potassium and soluble fiber. Potassium helps prevent strokes and high blood pressure (caffeine increases blood pressure in sensitive people). Soluble fiber lowers cholesterol, triglycerides and blood sugar.
For most of us, we drink caffeinated products for the boost in energy levels, only to suffer the jitters followed by a crash. Teechino naturally gives you an energy boost from nutrients and antioxidants, not stimulants like caffeine.
If you’re looking to cut back on your caffeine intake, you can mix half a cup of coffee with half a cup of Teeccino. So how does it taste you ask? I find it to have a full body dark roasted flavor. My personal favorite is the Java flavor. I’m one who likes my coffee black, so this is very satisfying.