It is a caffeine free, raosted dandelion and chicory drink that many people find hits the palate in ways similar to coffee.
What is Dandy Drink?
Product Overview Description Refreshing Cold, Delicious Hot Gluten Free 100% Caffeine Free No Acidity No Bitterness All the Goodness of Dandelion in An Instant! The Easiest Way to Get Dandelion in Your Diet Rich, smooth full-bodied coffee flavor, but no caffeine, acidity or bitterness. No additive or preservatives. Nothing artificial. Totally water-soluble extracts of three roasted roots and two roasted grains. Nothing else. No gluten. All gluten from barley and rye is eliminated in the extracting process. Sweetness comes from fructose that occurs naturally in roasted dandelion and chicory roots. No pesticides 630 mg dandelion/chicory extract per cup Going from coffee to Dandy Blend is easy—there are no withdrawal symptoms. May be suitable for people with diabetes. Ask your doctor. The Basics Dandy Blend is so versatile that, depending on how much powder you use, it can be everything from a pleasant, nutty roasted tea to a rich, strong espresso. It also is the easiest way to get the benefits of dandelion root into your diet. Add one spoonful in a cup of hot or cold liquid, stir, and it is ready to drink. It makes a particularly good iced coffee for use in warm weather. Other Ingredients Extracts of roasted barley, rye, chicory root, dandelion root and beetroot.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ DETOX PROPERTIES OF DANDELION AND CHICORY ROOTS Dandelion and chicory roots, brewed into an herbal coffee or steeped like an herbal tea, help stimulate your organs to release toxins via their bitter taste and diuretic properties. Dandelion root is particularly known for its diuretic effect on the kidneys which can reduce bloat caused by water retention. Dandelion root contains polysaccharides that help protect the liver from toxins which are abundant in our environment or in the agricultural chemicals on the food we eat. Both dandelion root and chicory root contain minerals that aid the detoxification process. As deep tap roots, they draw up minerals from the earth and concentrate them for your benefit. Both roots are high in potassium, an electrolyte mineral that is essential for heart health and healthy blood pressure. The importance of more potassium in the diet is being recognized by the FDA. The content of potassium will be required on the new nutrition facts regulations on food and beverage labels. Minerals are essential to the optimal functioning of our bodies including the balancing of acidity and alkalinity. Potassium is an alkaline mineral which, along with calcium and magnesium, is used to correct metabolic acidity. Your detox program will emphasize consuming food and beverages rich in minerals. By drinking an herbal beverage rich in bioavailable potassium like Teeccino Dandelion and Chicory Herbal Coffees (another brand of dandelion based drink) or Dandy Drink, you’ll be supporting your body’s mineral requirements.
DANDELION AND CHICORY ROOTS ARE PREBIOTICS In case you don’t know the difference between a probiotic and a prebiotic, the simple explanation is that probiotics are microorganisms that live in your intestines (and without them, you can’t live) and prebiotics are the part of the food you eat that feeds those microorganisms. Prebiotics are non-caloric soluble fibers that you can’t digest but that microbiota thrive on and use to produce essential compounds like vitamins and short chain fatty acids to keep your body in optimal health. Chicory root contains the highest amount of the prebiotic, inulin, than any other food and dandelion root has a very high amount of inulin too. Nature has distributed inulin into many common foods like wheat, garlic, and artichokes in order to make sure your probiotics thrive. In a cup of Teeccino (another dandleion based drink), the inulin extracts naturally from the dandelion and chicory roots during brewing. When you drink a cup of Teeccino, you’re getting soluble fiber that feeds your digestive flora and keeps a diverse population of microbiota alive. Dandelion and chicory roots have a reputation for helping stabilize blood sugar. This function is due to their inulin content which has been proven to help regulate blood sugar. Although you can take probiotic supplements, only 10% of the microbiota that live in our intestines are available by supplementation. The other 90% are anaerobic and can’t survive in a supplement. This makes it even more essential to be feeding your probiotics with prebiotics. Some restricted diets end up starving the microbiota of their necessary prebiotics. When that happens, the microbiota begin to eat the lining of your intestines which can lead to leaky gut syndrome and inflammatory bowel conditions. You’ll see more and more supplements with prebiotics in them as nutritionists recognize the importance of regularly consuming food that nourishes the entire population of probiotics!
The Health Benefits of Dandelion Root Coffee Substitute Written by Karen McCarthy; Updated December 27, 2018 Although coffee is not unanimously considered unhealthy, the caffeine in coffee is not safe for everyone. It can cause side effects, like anxiety and restlessness, and you shouldn't drink too much of it. The roots of dandelion flowers can be brewed to make a nutritious tea -- often called a coffee -- that's marketed to taste like coffee. You can typically find dandelion tea at health food stores. Check with your doctor before drinking it if you're on medication.
It's Caffeine-Free Switching from coffee to brewed dandelion root would allow you to cut back on your caffeine intake since dandelion root is totally caffeine-free. Caffeine, widely known for counteracting sleepiness, can cause increased heart rate, insomnia, anxiety, depression, nausea, vomiting and tremors. The upper safety limit for caffeine is 300 milligrams daily, which is about three 8-ounce cups of coffee. Pregnant women and breast-feeding mothers should especially avoid too much caffeine, although it's safe in small amounts. Further, many medications interact with caffeine, but switching to dandelion root tea removes all risk by eliminating caffeine completely.
It's More Nutritious Than Coffee In high amounts, the caffeine in coffee can cause your body to leach calcium. Dandelion root does not have this effect, and it gives much to the body without taking from it. The herb is rich in vitamins A, B, C and D and the minerals potassium, iron and zinc. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, herbalists have traditionally used dandelion root for liver and gallbladder detoxification and to support kidney health, stimulate appetite and improve digestion.
While drinking dandelion root infusion as a coffee substitute may sound unsatisfying, the beverage does possess health benefits. Add dandelion root tincture or powdered extract to hot water, or infuse pieces of dried root in boiled water. Look for dandelion root products at health food stores, or harvest your own roots wherever you see dandelion leaves or flowers growing in pesticide-free places. Always check with your doctor before using any herbal self treatment, especially for conditions which may call for more aggressive medical attention.
Reduces Caffeine Consumption While two to four cups of coffee or tea a day aren't bad for most people, more than that can cause health problems. Potential side effects include irritability and anxiety, sleeplessness, increased heart rate and muscle tremors. In addition, some people are sensitive to even a little caffeine, or need to avoid it because of blood pressure, heart issues or medication. In such cases, replacing some or all of these caffeinated beverages with dandelion root tea represents a distinct health benefit. Diuretic Some practitioners prefer dandelion leaf as a diuretic, while herbalists such as Kathi Keville, author of "Herbs for Health and Healing," recommend the root. Diuretics, which increase urine production, may be useful for treating premenstrual bloating and conditions such as mild edema. Other conditions which the University of Maryland Medical Center says dandelion may help through its toxin-flushing properties include high blood pressure and liver problems. Keville suggests dandelion root tea for pregnancy-related issues such as swollen limbs and sore breasts due to fluid retention. The tea's diuretic benefits may also help fight the dangerously high blood pressure related to eclampsia during pregnancy, but obviously your doctor should be consulted immediately for this condition. Digestive Aid Dandelion root may promote digestion and reduce stomach pain through its gentle laxative effect, notes UMMC. It also helps promote healthy gastrointestinal bacteria. The center recommends drinking up to three cups of dandelion root tea each day by boiling 1/2 to 2 teaspoons in about 1 cup of water for several minutes. Strain and cool slightly. Improves Gall Bladder Function Because of its ability to flush toxins from the system, dandelion root may work well for people prone to gall stones, according to Drugs.com. It seems to promote healthy bile secretion, and may also dissolve the gallstones themselves. While animal research looks promising, more clinical research is needed to determine the effectiveness and recommended dosing for gall bladder issues, notes Drugs.com. Nutrient Rich The dandelion comes packed with several crucial vitamins and minerals, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Among the nutrients found in the plant are B complex vitamins, vitamins A, C and D, zinc, potassium and iron. UMMC notes that while other diuretic products can have the unwanted side effect of flushing potassium from the body, dandelion root tea actually adds it.