I’m not allowed to drink coffee and I should. Due to my acid reflux and fear of palpitation, coffee and any heavy caffeine food and drinks are not allowed to my diet. As an active person with an hyper/coy personality, it’s hard to kill sleepiness especially in times of work. So my alternatives are usually tea, malt chocolate or coffee with 10x spoon of creamer. But on a personal note, I have to face the reality that because of my anxiety attacks and depression, the chemical ingredients of these things can also be a trigger. So yes! This is a constant battle I need to find some silver-lining.
Last week, I attended an event where they claim that “healthy lifestyle is now within your reach with barley and chicory, an exciting superfood ingredients with awesome health benefits.” Barlico coffee substitutes are 100% caffeine free and are made from nutritious ingredients, making them a health-conscious alternative for individuals whose health conditions and preferences limit their caffeine consumption. This coffee substitutes are now in the Philippines in an instant beverage that is easy, convenient and safe for the entire family.
What is Barley and Chicory?
Barley, is one of the most widely consumed cereal grains in the world. It has high fiber content, loads of vitamins and minerals, and antioxidants that help with heart health issues and diabetes. On the other hand, chicory a close relative of lettuce and cabbage, has woody and fibrous roots that have a similar flavor as coffee when roasted and brewed. Barlico products are originated from Middle East and Egypt available in the Philippines through Densworth.
Benefits of Barley:
- Cleanses the digestive system and aids in kidney function
- Promotes bone health
- Lowers blood cholesterol
- Reduces risk of type 2 diabetes
- Helps prevent cancers in the digestive system
Benefits of Chicory:
- Promotes liver and gall bladder function
- Aids in digestion as a natural diuretic, laxative and an anti-inflammatory agent
- Helps manage osteoarthritis and other bone and joint diseases
- Contains probiotic fiber, which promotes absorption of calcium
You can enjoy Barlico’s line of barley and chicory instant mixes, as their plant-based ingredients that are rich in fiber, potassium, folate, and Vitamin B have been scientifically proven to help lower bad cholesterol, promote bone health, cleanse the digestive system, improve kidney function, and aid in urinary and reproductive health.
What’s my verdict?
When I tried the Barlico Cappuccino for almost a week, I felt a little better with my stomach with less acid reflux and palpitation. The reason of that ‘kick’ that I get from Barlico actually comes from energy in natural and plant based sources, and not from caffeine. This is a good for me because it can help me ease out my triggers and breath easily. One of my church mate love the smooth and less “coffee” taste of Barlico.
I love the chocolate drink and how the “dark chocolate taste” of Barlico suite my taste. Some of my family members are now drinking Barlico as part of their healthy way of cutting caffeine.
Barlico is available in different variants to suit every taste and preference, including Instant Coffee Substitute Granules (SRP Php 80) , 3-in-1 (SRP Php 80), Cappuccino (SRP Php 110) and Chocolate (SRP Php 120). Barlico will hit the shelves in stores and supermarkets nationwide starting September 2017. Currently, Barlico is available for online orders through its Facebook and Instagram accounts.
For more information, please follow us on Facebook and Instagram (barlicophilippines) and visit our website www.densworthcorp.com. Barlico is officially distributed by Densworth Corporation in the Philippines.