What is Mushroom Coffee?
Mushroom coffee is a relatively new concept in the world of coffee brewing, but it's quickly gaining popularity due to its unique flavor and potential health benefits. The idea of adding mushrooms to coffee can be traced back to ancient civilizations, where mushrooms were used for their medicinal properties. The trend has recently re-emerged in the health and wellness community, with companies producing mushroom coffee blends that are specifically formulated to provide a variety of health benefits. However, adding powdered mushroom extracts to your coffee is a simple and more cost-effective way to make your own mushroom coffee. It also allows you to control the dose of mushrooms you are consuming per cup!
Benefits of Mushroom Coffee
One of the main benefits of mushroom coffee is that it contains a variety of beneficial compounds found in mushrooms, such as antioxidants and beta-glucans, which can help to boost the immune system and reduce inflammation in the body. Additionally, when combined with coffee, mushroom powder can provide a natural source of energy, which can help to increase mood and focus throughout the day and prevent you from grabbing that second, or even third, cup of coffee. This is especially useful for those individuals who are looking to reduce their caffeine intake and break free from that dependency.
Another benefit of mushroom coffee is that it can be a great alternative to traditional coffee. Traditional coffee can be high in acidity and may cause heartburn or stomach upset in some people. Mushrooms are alkaline in nature and can help to offset the acidity of coffee, making it easier on the stomach.
Does Mushroom Coffee Break a Fast?
While coffee is non-caloric and would not break a fast, it would be understandable to assume that the addition of mushroom extracts may do so. However, most sources would agree that if you are not consuming over 1 g of carbohydrates, you are not breaking your fast. Eversio Wellness mushroom extract blends contain 1 g per ½ tsp of the mushroom powder, meaning that its addition to your morning coffee would not break your fast, as long as it is made with no additives like milk and sugar!
Where to Buy Mushroom Coffee?
Eversio Wellness carries multiple mushroom extract blends made 100% from fruiting body ONLY. The fruiting body is the part of the functional mushroom that contains the highest concentration of beneficial compounds, such as beta-glucans, polysaccharides, and ergosterols. Full spectrum is often advertised as a beneficial aspect of the product by some companies, but, under the surface, this means that the product is watered down, and you’d need to consume much more of it to achieve the same benefits as you would from a product containing 100% fruiting body.
The AWAKEN blend is the perfect starter product into the world of medicinal mushrooms. Starting your day off with a morning routine that includes a mushroom extract blend of Turkey Tail, Cordyceps, and Lion's Mane can help set the tone for a productive and purposeful day. Turkey Tail is known for its immune-boosting properties , Cordyceps for its energy-enhancing effects , and Lion's Mane for its cognitive benefits . Together, this mushroom extract blend can help support overall health, boost energy levels, and sharpen cognitive function, making it your brain and body’s best support for overall health.
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Here's a quick guide on how to make your own mushroom coffee at home:
- 1 cup of coffee (brewed to your preference)
- ½ tsp of mushroom powder (Eversio Wellness’ REJUVENATE, AWAKEN, or BALANCE blends)
- Milk/creamer of choice (optional)
- 1 tsp of sweetener of choice (optional)
- Pinch of cinnamon (optional)
- Brew a cup of coffee according to your preference
- While the coffee is still hot, add ½ tsp of mushroom powder to the cup
- Use a spoon (or a frother for an even smoother blend) to mix the mushroom powder into the coffee until it is fully dissolved
- Optional: Blend in your milk or creamer of choice (best when using a frother for a creamier taste)
- Optional: Add 1 tsp of sweetener of choice and a pinch of cinnamon to your coffee
- Enjoy your delicious and healthy mushroom coffee!
Don’t feel limited by this simple recipe! Mushroom extract powders can be added to your café lattes, espresso coffees, and can be made whether you have a drip system or a French press coffee maker. For those of us who are always looking to upgrade their coffee stations, make some room for medicinal mushroom powders and enhance your next coffee time with friends!
Feel and Taste the Difference of Mushroom Coffee
Many of you are likely concerned about the taste of mushroom coffee as it seems like an interesting combination, but the resulting beverage actually has a pleasant earthy or woodsy flavour. The key to the optimal balance of taste and health benefits lies in the formulation of the mushroom extract blend. This means you can enjoy a delicious cup of mushroom coffee that boosts your mood and energy without having to compromise on taste. Instead of the jittery and sometimes anxious feeling that can come with a high caffeine intake, mushroom coffee offers a more subtle energy boost that can help to improve focus and mental clarity. The functional mushrooms also serve numerous health benefits including lowering inflammation, helping manage a healthy weight and providing defense against diseases from asthma to cancer. Not only does it help to keep you healthy, but it also provides a convenient way to consume these beneficial medicinal mushrooms in one easy scoop. With mushroom coffee, you can have the best of both worlds – great taste and great benefits.
Start Your Morning Routine with Mushroom Coffee
Taking care of your health and wellness means making conscious choices and taking proactive steps to promote and maintain your overall well-being. Mushroom coffee is a relatively new and innovative way to start your morning routine in a simple and healthy way. By adding mushroom coffee to your morning routine, your body can easily absorb the nutritional support it needs from functional mushrooms. Set your intentions for the day, feel more alert, and feel the Eversio difference in your mushroom coffee!
By Silvana Jakupovic — BSc and 4th Year Student of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM-Boucher)
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