I love coffee.
I can thank my mom for passing this gene down to me.
I love the way coffee tastes and even more, the act of drinking it.
I am always trying to find ways to improve myself and my health, so I decided to try experimenting with my coffee to see if I can out way some of the negative affects of coffee. I never could have imagined that my coffee could be this healthy and still taste good (coming from someone who used to only order lattes and was disgusted by the taste of drip coffee…).
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Four Sigmatic Adaptogen Coffee
*adaptogen: (n) an herbal pharmaceutical used to stabilize physiological processes in the body to promote homeostasis (a.k.a. counteracts the effects of stress in the body)
There are 3 adaptogens in this coffee: ashwagandha, eleuthero, & tulsi (all organic).
Ashwagandha: an ancient ayurvedic, powerful herb to help fight stress and balance out regular side effects of coffee.
Eleuthero: An adaptogenic root used in Asia and Russia for hundreds of years. It’s known to support stamina, endurance & overall wellbeing.
Tulsi: “holy basil”, used for centuries in Ayurveda & is 1 of the best calm-promoting adaptogens out there. Known to uplift mood, support digestion & promote balanced energy.
In addition to these adaptogens, there is also chaga mushroom in the roast.
Chaga: has been used for hundreds of years to support immune function. FourSigmatic, a Finnish company, wildcrafts their Chaga directly from birch trees (w/ sustainable practice).Then they extract its fruiting bodies & spray dry the concentrate. The final product is a mixable, organic powder w/ no fillers or carriers. (aka NO mushroom tasting coffee!)
This medium roast coffee is organic, fair trade, has 0g of sugar yet it has a subtle caramel-y taste from its Arabica coffee beans (harvested from the world’s highest coastal mountain range, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Colombia).
In addition to the coffee, I do like to sweeten it up a little bit, so I have researched the healthiest and most beneficial way to do that. Insert: ceylon cinnamon & manuka honey…which is a lot better than the conventional cream I was using before.
Ceylon cinnamon: aka “true” cinnamon. Native to a tree in Sri Lanka and has a more citrus taste. High in anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-microbial (helps support immune health). Ceylon cinnamon has less coumarin than saigon, cassia, or other conventional cinnamons, which makes ceylon cinnamon better quality and safer to consume in larger amounts.
Manuka honey: from New Zealand. Has significantly stronger anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant benefits than raw honey.