If you rely on a cup of coffee to get you going every morning like I used to, you may want to start experimenting with some healthy coffee alternatives to give your overworked adrenals a much needed break.
As a student I used to drink about 2 double americanos everyday, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, just to feel normal! If I missed one I would get such a bad headache. I slowly decreased the amount I was drinking and at the same time started having smoothies everyday, with maca for my adrenals, and blue-green algae for energy, and eventually was able to give up coffee all together.
Reasons to Decrease or Avoid Coffee:
Delicious Healthy Coffee Alternatives:
Contact Shawna today for Nutrition Consulting, if you would like support and information on quitting/reducing coffee, how to support your adrenals (especially important during perimenopause and menopause), or simply learning how to incorporate more superfoods into your life!
Shawna Barker BSc., RHN is a nutritionist, college instructor, and raw food educator.