The negative impacts and side effects of coffee have been well documented. Regular caffeinated coffee increases acidity; can cause heartburn; can exacerbate ulcers, gastritis, IBS, Crohn’s disease, and colitis; interferes with proper digestion; is a diuretic that contributes to dehydration; adversely affects mineral absorption; can affect the body’s ability to break down and use protein; can create restlessness, anxiety, and difficulty sleeping; increases heartbeat and breathing rate; elevates stress levels; and, it is also addictive. So, there are many reasons to seek an alternative. That’s where Beyond Coffee comes in. You can mix it with coffee to reduce your caffeine consumption or replace your morning cup of coffee entirely.
Beyond Coffee was invented by Ellis Percy of Spruce Bush Farm in Maine. Percy, who has been involved in the organic movement for 40 years, developed Beyond Coffee after months of experimentation. It is an organic, vegan product that contains roasted chicory, barley, and rye, each of which have many health benefits.
Chicory is rich in polyphenols, which help reduce inflammation, and antioxidants, which protect against damaging free radicals and help cleanse the liver. Studies have shown that it can help reduce stress, reduce joint pain, and prevent indigestion. Chicory root contains inulin, a prebiotic. Prebiotics help grow beneficial probiotics in your digestive system.
Barley is a great source of fiber, which is important for maintaining a healthy bacteria balance in the digestive tract. It helps lower high cholesterol and regulate blood sugar levels. It is also a good source of many critical nutrients, including magnesium, copper, selenium, thiamine, and niacin.