Thursday, September 27, 2012

Dandy Blend: Coffee Alternative

You've all heard me sing the praises of Teeccino, a caffeine-free, herbal coffee substitute.

Now, I'm here to tell you about Dandy Blend - another caffeine-free, herbal coffee substitute!

Just in case Teeccino wasn't your cup of tea...

 Dandy Blend is
  • 100% caffeine-free
  • gluten-free
  • acid-free
  • GMO-free!!!
  • low in calories (5 per cup)

Dandy Blend is made from roasted dandelion, chicory, beets, barley and rye.  Yet, it still has the same taste, body and texture of regular coffee.

Depending on how you take your coffee, you may not require any additional sweeteners, because some find the naturally occurring fructose in the dandelion & chicory roots to be all the sweetness they need.  In fact, it's this fructose that prevents this product from being bitter.

Is it healthy?

Each cup contains over 50 trace minerals, mostly used by the body to facilitate metabolism.

*Dandelion is loaded with trace minerals and potassium, iron and calcium. Dandelion is reputed historically to be an excellent liver tonic and blood purifier, and one of the best diuretics, complete with its own potassium source. It is reported also to regulate the gastro-intestinal system, and is a good cure for anemia and acne. It also has the reputation for lowering serum cholesterol and blood pressure, eliminating gas and acid indigestion, aiding in weight loss,and counteracting certain cancerous tumors.

*Roasted Chicory promotes healthy digestion. It is food for the beneficial bacteria in the intestinal tract, and is reported to increase both digestion and nutrient absorption into the blood stream. Chicory also is rich in potassium, provides support to the immune system and promotes synthesis of B vitamins.

*Roasted Beetroot detoxifies and builds blood. It also renews old blood with minerals and natural sugars. Beetroot contains betaine, which stimulates liver cells and protects the liver and bile ducts. It also is reputed to build red corpuscles and add tone to the blood. It is rich in phosphorus, sodium, magnesium, calcium, iron, potassium, vitamin A and C and other nutrients. Beetroot also has a significant tumor-inhibiting effect. According to an article in the Feb 27 1996 issue of Cancer Letters. “The combined findings suggest that beetroot ingestion can be one of the useful means for preventing cancer.”

*Barley and Rye are very nutritious grains and a rich source of protein and B complex vitamins. Barley is good for urinary tract disorders as well, and is very useful in fevers and all inflammatory conditions because of its soothing properties. It helps heal the digestive system and digest starchy foods, and is also good for treating urinary disorders like nephritis and cystitis. Possibly most important, because the ingredient is the water soluble extracts free from gluten, and not the whole grains of barley and rye, those who normally couldn’t benefit from the nutrients in barley and rye can by drinking Dandy Blend.

A Cleveland Connection...

While Dandy Blend was adapted from a herbal formula that originated in Austria about 200 years ago, it found it's way to an obscure herbal shop in Canada.  Where, in 1988, Dr. Peter Gail, a Ph.D Ethnobotanist from Cleveland, OH, discovered and then brought to the United States!  Dr. Gail was a professor at Cleveland State University for 16 years!  He established Goosefoot Acres, Inc, also located in Cleveland - which currently distributes Dandy Blend as well as some books published by Dr. Gail.  Check out his blog!

I want some!

Find some at a Mom & Pop near you, Amazon or directly through Dandy Blend as it appears to be cheaper!

Check it Out!
The Hoff


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