My love for coffee started at a young age. I loved everything about it; the smell, the taste, the warm embrace. From dipping toast in coffee with Nonna to afternoon espressos with Zia and Mama. For me, coffee symbolized all things comfort. For me, coffee felt like home.
The coffee & gut connection
I was about two years into my wellness journey and still experiencing gut issues and breakouts. I felt defeated and discouraged. I was doing everything "right," and couldn't understand why these symptoms persisted. So I did what most people do; I turned to Google. I found tons of articles linking coffee and leaky gut. Turns out I wasn't doing myself any favours with my daily dose of comfort. I was devastated. But, I was also over feeling like sh*t, so I immediately nixed my coffee habit.
Replacing coffee with tea
Fast forward three months, my skin cleared up and my gut was less inflamed. Sure, I initially missed coffee, but not as much as I enjoyed waking up to a happy gut and clear skin.
Today, I happily sip on nourishing elixirs + green & herbal teas.
Here are some delicious coffee alternatives: