Many people rely on coffee to keep themselves going and going and going even if they can’t really go anymore because they are exhausted.
According to webmd, “People most commonly drink coffee to relieve mental and physical fatigue and to increase mental alertness.” 
Coffee is a nervous system stimulant.
Energetically, it has draining, cooling and eliminative properties that can be beneficial to someone’s health – especially if they are feeling congested or stuck and need to get moving.
But, in the long term, relying on coffee for a quick boost can exhaust someone’s energy reserves and leave them feeling depleted.
I’m not anti-coffee. It can have its place in a healthy diet, but it is often abused by folks that are just plain tired! zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
This is one of the reasons why I highly recommend using coffee alternatives to help build energy by nourishing the body instead of over-stimulating the body when it is feeling fatigued.
You can use mushroom coffee to build energy, or you can use one of the dandelion or chicory coffee alternatives.
The dandelion and chicory coffees are made from roasted roots that contain inulin that nourishes your gut by feeding your microbiota, keeping you healthy and vital.
You can read more about the benefits of inulin on the digestive system and the immune system here: Are you eating this dietary fiber?
These roasted root coffee subs don’t stimulate you, they actually nourish you.
You can find them at any local health food store. They are usually kept in the same aisle as the coffee and tea, so you can’t miss them.
Here are two of my favorites.
All you have to do is put a teaspoon of granules in your mug and fill it with boiling water.
Just like coffee, add your favorite milk or cream, or drink it black, and enjoy!
Andrea Beaman is an internationally renowned Holistic Health Coach, Natural Foods Chef, Speaker, Herbalist and best-selling author. Named one of the top 100 Most Influential Health and Fitness Experts, she is also a recipient of the Natural Gourmet Institute’s Award for Excellence in Health-Supportive Education and a Health Leadership award from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Since 1999, Andrea has been teaching people how to harness the body’s own preventative and healing powers using food, herbal remedies and alternative medicine.
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