Looking forward to getting back into your routine now that summer is over? Yes, we thought not. At least 60% of Americans report being dependent on their morning coffee to enable a jumpstart to their morning (or afternoon), with that number being possibly higher today.
Despite some studies touting the antioxidant benefits of the coffee bean, the downsides of the caffeine component are undeniable – addiction, jitters, increased bowel movements, clammy sweats, dry mouth, even headaches either from too much caffeine or from withdrawl. The ~95 mg of caffeine per cup makes it out of the question for people with a caffeine sensitivity. In fact, for anyone, levels of cortisol are highest in the morning and recent research suggests adding caffeine to this equation can increase that surge and contribute to heightened anxiety levels.
mōCa by The Vegan Nest is a win-win in that it offers an alternative to obtain energy, along with antioxidant and nutrient benefits from the Capomo seed (commonly known as the maya nut). Capomo is a superfood high in potassium, fiber and calcium and rich in amino acids, iron and other vitamins and minerals that is free of soy, nuts, fats, gluten, dairy and lactose and is non-GMO. There’s even benefits for pregnant women in that Capomo is also is a natural Galactagogue which promotes healthy breast milk supply in pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. Besides being free of any allergens or toxins, mōCa provides nutrients that offer sustainable energy instead of the spikes and lows associated with caffeinated beverages. In its raw brewed form it still tastes exactly like a (great) cup of coffee!
To maintain its robust flavor and health benefits, mōCa is best prepared in a percolator or French press, but can also be prepared in any beverage brewing system.
Coffee is a commodity that should be fairly imported and exported but this is often not the case. All Capomo seeds are not created equal and the seeds used for mōCa are MAYANUT Institute Certified, meaning the seeds are wild harvested and non-GMO; they are grown with Fair Trade standards and reforestation is guaranteed, among other requisites. mōCa’s Capomo is sustainably grown in abundance, and use of it as a commodity provides land labor and economic benefits to the people of regions in Latin America, Central America, Carribean Island countries and a few other locales where it is grown. Specifically, the seeds for mōCa have been handled by indigenous women that source the seeds to create sustainable businesses for themselves and dedicate themselves to the reforestation of the maya nut trees in their countries.
- Sustainably sourced Capomo (maya nut); MAYANUT Institute certified
- No sweeteners
- No preservatives
- No stabilizers or additives
- No animal-derived ingredients
- Recyclable packaging
- NYC: Local brand
- Energizes without the side effects of caffeine
- Packed with antioxidants
- Safe to drink during pregnancy and nursing