Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Get Your Fix

I had been wanting to give up my thirteen year coffee habit, but was fearful of how I would survive without my daily jolt. I loved the ritual of starting my day with a warm, delicious beverage, but had read some bad press about caffeinated coffee and even more bad press about decaf coffee and the chemical laden process decaffeinating beans involves. Caffeine causes a blood sugar drop, followed by increased sugar cravings, which could contribute to weight gain. Caffeine can also affect sleep, may accelerate aging and has been linked to elevated cortisol levels. Cortisol is a stress hormone and when elevated can cause an accumulation of abdominal fat - okay, we don't need anymore of that!
So, after hearing about Teeccino coffee alternative and its long list of benefits - freedom from cravings, easier weight loss, a flatter abdomen, diminished under eye puffinesss, clearer skin, a natural digestive aid and restores alkaline balance and energy to the body - I decided to give it a try. So, I got out my french press (the company recommends this as the best method to brew Teeccino), waited a few minutes for it to brew, added my stevia and organic half and half and was instantly hooked! It tasted like a smoother, more delicious version of coffee, similar to a flavored coffee, as I had chosen the the Vanilla Nut variety, which is naturally flavored, with no artificial ingredients.
I have not looked back since and even my husband and older daughter have joined me in drinking and enjoying Teecino. I still savor the ritual of a warm, soothing beverage, just now in a different form. Check out http://www.teeccino.com/ for your free sample and recipe ideas.

6 comments:

Alisa@Foodista said...

hmmm, I have to check that out. I also cant live without my cup of joe.

Dee Merritt said...

I thought I couldn't live without my cup of joe either until I tried Teeccino - I'm loving it and haven't looked back since. If you go to teeccino.com and sign up for their newsletter they will send you a free sample.

c de cocina said...

I live in Barcelona, and I finally found a british web that distributes teeccino in Europe : http://www.dragonfly-teas.com/. As soon as I get it, I´ll tell you about it. I´m so excited!

Dee Merritt (Nutritional Merritt) said...

C de cocina - That is great that you are able to to order the Teeccino from the dragonfly teas website - keep me posted and let me know how you like it!

c de cocina said...

tasted it, and I simply love it! I have a substitute for coffee, from now on. I´ll try to make a teeccino nespresso, and tell about it. Simply delicious.

Dee Merritt (Nutritional Merritt) said...

@c de cocina - So glad to hear that you love it and thanks for taking the time to post! Right I am loving the vanilla nut favor mixed with the java flavor -so good. What flavor did you end up ordering?

 
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