Often when it’s time to make a healthy choice in life, it means saying no to an indulgence we know and love for the sake of our health. Whether giving up sweets or wine or extravagant dinners out, we all feel a small bit of grief when we give up something we truly enjoy. When it comes down to it, it’s worth it, but it’s hard to give up that little slice of happiness for the chance to live a little bit longer or feel a little bit better. Luckily, South Mill is ensuring that coffee doesn’t have to be one such sacrifice. Though traditional coffee has adverse effects for some people, mushroom coffee touts more benefits than downsides. With our new line of Shrooms coffee, we’ve presented a new way to make your morning cup of joe work better for your body.
Mushroom Coffee: The Basics
Shrooms coffee is a line of Instant Mushroom Coffee. But, before going any further, an important question needs to be answered:
What exactly is mushroom coffee anyway?
Though it sounds like a weird combination of ingredients, drinkable mushrooms have been around for thousands of years. Originating in Traditional Chinese Medicine, ground and dried mushrooms deliver benefits while virtually undetectable, allowing drinkers to heal their bodies without skipping a beat. To create this coffee, various types of mushrooms are dehydrated and finely ground into a powder mixed with instant coffee grounds that are then prepared as normal. The mushrooms used in these elixirs are not the same ones that are found in the produce section of your local grocery store. Rather than being nutty like a shiitake or white mushroom, reishi, cordyceps, and lion’s mane are more earthy to taste, making them unrecognizable when paired with the familiar and overpowering taste of coffee.
Mushroom Coffee Health Benefits
The health benefits of certain mushrooms are well documented in centuries of Traditional Chinese Medicine. For centuries, mushrooms have been used to regulate blood sugar levels, meaning that taking them with coffee helps even out the inevitable caffeine crash. The adaptogens in many mushrooms help fight free radicals, and many have strong gut benefits that can counteract the acidic stomach ache that sometimes comes with coffee. Mushrooms are high in potassium, calcium, and immune-boosting properties. By drinking Shrooms coffee, you’re getting a dose of essential vitamins before you’ve even made your bed for the day. Beyond these benefits, individual mushrooms have different properties that can help give specific health areas a boost.
Be Well with Reishi
Reishi is one of the most well-known Chinese medicine mushrooms because it is an absolute powerhouse for health benefits. The most impactful aspect of this mushroom is its beta-glucans, which have been shown to help lower cholesterol and fight heart disease. These same fibers show promise in helping the body fight infection, making them a great immune system booster. These little superfoods are integral in improving gut health, which plays an important role in both the immune system and mental health, reducing physical signs of anxiety and stress. Studies show that reishi can help with problems such as insomnia and fatigue as well. SHROOMS coffee’s Be Well with Reishi blend brings all of these benefits to your cup without sacrificing on taste.
Energize with Cordyceps
Cordyceps is a word that nobody will ever feel confident in pronouncing, but a mushroom that everyone should have on hand. Similar to reishi, cordyceps mushrooms have shown significant promise in boosting the body’s immune system, but in slightly different ways. Cordyceps appears to help more with inflammation than with cholesterol. These mushrooms can help manage type 2 diabetes by mimicking insulin in the body and keeping blood sugar at a more consistent level. The most exciting benefit, and the one that SHROOMS coffee’s Energize with Cordyceps blend focuses on, is its ability to boost exercise performance. Cordyceps increases the body’s production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is what brings energy to the muscles. More plentiful ATP has been associated with better workout results and an increased flow of oxygen to the muscles.
Focus with Lion’s Mane
If you’re looking for cognitive benefits over physical benefits, SHROOM coffee’s Focus with Lion’s Mane is the mushroom for you. While lion’s mane does fight inflammation and boost the immune system as reishi and cordyceps do, its benefits focus primarily on the brain. By assisting in the production of hericenones and erinacines, this mushroom stimulates the production of brain cells and helps protect the body against the development of dementia. Because lion’s mane effectively reduces inflammation, including inflammation in the brain, it can ease mild anxiety and depression symptoms and leave the consumer generally more clear-headed. Because it helps stimulate the production of brain cells, lion’s mane can be an effective supplement when healing from nervous system injuries as well.
The South Mill Difference
There’s no reason to deprive oneself of the sweeter parts of life when there are ways to make indulgences work for the body instead of against it. The incorporation of mushroom coffee into a morning routine can yield astounding results without making drastic changes or suffering through supplements or tasteless dinners. South Mill Champs has been growing sustainable mushrooms for nearly a century, using sustainable farming practices and focusing on producing products without making a carbon footprint. The South Mill Farms run on clean and efficient natural gas while reducing and reusing resources to keep waste out of landfills. The Shrooms Coffee line is USDA Organic and backed by the South Mill Champs Farmer Welfare guarantee, so rest easy knowing that your cup of joe won’t harm your body, nor did it harm anyone else’s.
Alter Your Morning Routine with Shrooms Coffee
We’re so happy mushrooms are finally getting their (well deserved) moment! Many health and wellness experts suggest daily mushroom intake. If you can’t eat enough, you can still benefit from their medical properties by drinking them.
Our mushroom coffee isn’t just for mushroom lovers. We created a formula that packs in all of the benefits without leaving the taste of fungi in your mouth. Try all three flavors, shop on our website store today and start enjoying all of the magical benefits mushrooms have to give.