I was never into coffee until i met my wife. It simply did not interest me... but then I tried the organic fair trade french roast she made with organic cream- and I couldn't believe it! THIS is coffee? I had only been subjected to mainstream commercial coffees up to that point, which totally turned me off from coffee. But this organic formula was delicious and instantly hooked me on coffee.... the only issue was that my intestines and stomach was only able to tolerate a cup or two. Coffee was definitely tough on my digestion.
Then I discovered the antidote. WHEATGRASS. I found after I started doing WheatGrass juice, my body was able to tolerate coffee... In fact, large amounts. I found myself going on a binge. From only being able to drink a cup or two of coffee without having wheatgrass juice in my diet; I discovered I could drink coffee all day when supplementing with WheatGrass juice!
High grade coffee is much different than commercial coffee. It seems the higher quality beans offer more medicinal properties as well as better taste and smell. I recommend finding an integral organic fair trade coffee company that works with the coffee farmers in sustainability and providing for their community.
Coffee overall is pretty acidic which is one reason why the alkalizing properties of wheatgrass juice provide a synergistic antidotal blend.
The acids and medicinal properties of coffee offer purifying effects on the body. Caffeic Acid is a polyphenol in coffee known to offer the body antioxident, anticarcinogenic, and anti-inflammatory effects. It seems coffee can do well to eliminate toxins from the body as well, including radiation.
On the other hand, coffee can acidify the blood while extracting minerals and dehydrating the body.
WheatGrass juice can compliment coffee in a way where it can facilitate its medicinal properites while counteracting coffee's negative effects. WheatGrass is full of chlorophyll which has been found to have many positive effects on the body while alkalizing the blood. WheatGrass grown to its highest potential also offers all minerals the body needs- nullifying the leaching effect of coffee; as well as offering all essential amino acids the body needs.
We have also experienced wheatgrass juice facilitates a smooth caffeine buzz from the coffee, rather than a jittery ungrounded coffee buzz potentially experienced with coffee consumption.
It also seems like coffee and wheatgrass juice synergistically combine to create a functional healthy and energizing feeling that is greater than consuming each on its own. Try a wheatgrass shot before, during or after your coffee and see what you feel for yourself!
There has been many other substances emerging that combine well with coffee. Mushroom blends have been popular, as well as grass-fed butters and coconut oil derivatives found in the 'bulletproof' recipe.
We have been experimenting creating superfood coffee and have been greatly enjoying the results! Try for yourself and share your experiences and recipes!