Magic is the word of the week!

I have heard this word so many times this week

Magic keeps coming up this week for me both in word and description and in those sweet little things that happened to you you cannot explain

It personifies things that happened
To you daily have you ever
Had a little Magic in your life

Cancel that . . .

Have you ever had something happen
That you can not explain even
If it’s small in size

That my friend is magic

 

?Coffee vs Chicory¿

For those of us who because of our health situation should NOT be drinking coffee and still LOVE it!

I love coffee and chicory…

They are ALL KINDS OF YUM!

Let’s compare the two!

Coffee Benefits

Caffeine
Antioxidants
Improve Energy Levels
Burn Fat
Improve Physical Performance
Essential Nutrients
May lower risk of Type II Diabetes
May protect you from Alzheimer’s & Demential
May lower risk of Parkinson’s
Appears to have Protective effects on your Liver
Can fight depression & make you happier
Lowers the risk of some types of cancer
Does not cause heart disease AND may lower risk of stroke
May help you live longer

Coffee Negatives

Is a drug
Can cause anxiety and disrupt sleep
Addictive and can cause withdrawl symptoms
Some people can be allergic to coffee
More than 4 cups a day can cause early death
Raises blood pressure
Increased risk of heart attacks in young adults
Is linked to gout attacks
May cause breast tissue cysts in women
Could cause incontenance
Can cause headaches
May reduct fertility in women
Maybe a miscarriage risk
May not be health for type 2 diabetics
May cause more forceful heart contractions
Worsens menopause symptoms
Inhibits collagen production in the skin
Can lead to greater risk of bone fractures & accelerates bone loss
May impair hearing loss recovery
Adrenal fatigue
Irregular heartbeat
Hallucinations
Can cause tremors

Coffee Information:

Is a bean that grows on a plant and is roasted
There are some who would definitely want to avoid or greatly limit their coffee intake.
Like pregnant women, people with anxiety issues, high blood pressure, insomnia, people who metabolize coffee slowly, people with auto immune diseases, heart issues.
Decaffeinated can be made by rinsing the beans with chemicals
Drinking it without sugar is the best way to drink it
Unfiltered can contain a substance called “cafestol” that can increase cholesterol levels.
Most of the health benefits happen only after you have drank at least several cups
Dates back to the 10th century and possibly earlier
Origin country thought to be Ethiopia
The plant is called Coffea

Chicory Benefits

No caffeine
The ability to Ease digestive problems
The ability to Prevent heartburn
May Reduce arthritis pain
The ability to detoxify the liver & gallbladder
May prevent bacterial infections
Boosts the immune system
Reduce the chance of heart disease
Natural Sedative helping to fight against kidney stones and promotes weight loss
May prevent cancer
Treats constipationHas anti-inflammatory properties
May prevent or delay the onset of Diabetes
Helps manage Osteoarthritis
Aid gut health
Relieve constipation
Treats hemorrhoids, hypertension and inflammatory bowel disease
Helps eczema
Is a prebiotic
High in triglycerides
Reduces colon cancer & heart disease
Anti-microbial & anti-fungal properties
Fights against harmful bacteria

Chicory Negatives

Do not drink if pregnant (may cause uterine contractions)
Might cause and allergic reaction in very few people who are sensitive to Asteraceae/Compositae family
Could be problem if you are prone to gall stones

Chicory Information

Is a cousin of dandelion
The root is roasted and ground
The leaves can be used as a poultice on the skin
The leaves are often eaten like celery
Can be used as a cooking spice
Rich source of beta-carotene
Leaves are also used sprinkled in salads
Medicinal uses date back to ancient Egyptians
Used to treat everything from pulmonary disease or tuberculosis, to cancer, cough, or wounds.
Known as blue daisy, blue dandelion, blue sailors, blue week, bunk, coffeeweed, cornflower, hendibeh, horseweed, ragged sailors, succory, wild bachelor’s buttons, and wild endive
Is a wild plant



Conclusions . . .

WOW…
That was a lot of information.

Are you totally confused?
Afraid to drink coffee?

Better question might be:
Should You be Drinking Coffee?

I think the answer lies within You,
Your health care professional
and Your health situation

If you LOVE coffee anyway definitely look into the non chemical decaffeinated versions and maybe only drink one cup a day.

Give Chicory a go!

I bought some and I am pretty happy with the taste.
My favorite place for herbs, spices and healthy such is Mountain Rose Herbs

It does NOT taste like coffee however it does have a nice bite and is similar!
I am playing with strength. Make sure you read the destructions before making! Trust me on this!

I will keep you posted on the health benefits I am receiving by drinking this!

There are lots of places to order a concoction of chicory, dandelion, spices, carob etc. I find these blends are way too sweet for me. Mountain Rose has a blend as well as a ton on Amazon.

Laters ~ and Please let me know what you think of chicory coffee?

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