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Healthy Gourmet Latte

Updated: Oct 27

I don't typically drink coffee, but we brought home a new puppy and I find myself wanting the extra support lately. When I DO drink coffee, my go-to is Organo Gold's Gourmet Black or King of Coffee. Traditional coffee is extremely acidic, thus raising your body's acidity levels when consumed. Acidic environments are the perfect breeding ground for disease.


What makes this coffee special? Organo Gold coffee contains Ganoderma Lucidum (AKA the red Reishi mushroom) and has been used in traditional Asian culture for thousands of years. The name Ganoderma Lucidum means "spiritual potency", while the Japanese name Reishi can be translated as "King of Herbs". Ganoderma lucidum generally has a mild flavor and adds a hint of nutty depth to the coffee flavor and brings some serious benefits to the party.


Ganoderma mushrooms provide triterpenoids and amino acids. What the heck is a triterpenoid and how does it affect us? Triterpenoids are chemical compounds used for medicinal purposes in many Asian countries for their anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiviral, and antiallergic properties, just to name a few. Scientific studies have demonstrated triterpenoids inhibiting the proliferation, growth, and invasion of a large variety of breast cancer cell lines (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3057757/ ).


I can speak from first-hand experience how powerful these mushrooms can be. During the early stages of my healing journey, I experienced a bit of anaphylactic shock (severe allergic reaction) where my face turned bright red and hot, and I was having difficulty breathing. Instead of reaching for a Benadryl, which knocks me out, I tested the Organo Gold coffee to see if it really was all that it's cracked up to be. I shit you not, within 20 minutes of drinking the cup of coffee, I was able to breath normally and my red, swollen face had returned to normal. I was around my extended family at the time and they were blown away. THAT'S when I was sold on this product.


This is not a sponsored post. This is just a great product that I use and have seen great results. If you're interested in trying this product for yourself, here's the link:

https://mbower.myorganogold.com/en/beverages/

Ingredients:

1 sachet of Organo Gold coffee (either King of Coffee or Gourmet Black)

1-2 medjool dates

1 tsp cashew butter (or almond butter)

8-10 oz. of boiling water

Dash of cinnamon (optional)


Boil water, and combine the contents of the coffee sachet, dates, cashew butter, cinnamon (if using) and boiling water. Blend on high for at least 30 seconds, or until the dates are completely processed and no chunks remain. Pour and enjoy!




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