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For the Preggos: Caffeine-Free Herbal Coffee

I was intrigued when I heard about it: herbal coffee? Before I got pregnant I was a daily 2-cupper, but now the doctor says no caffeine. Decaf’s been giving me my morning fix, but it still contains caffeine (and some studies indicate it may raise your cholesterol). So I decided to give Teeccino herbal coffee a try.

Made from ramon nuts, the dark roast is slightly sweet on its own, so be conservative if you usually take sugar. You make it in a coffee maker just like regular joe and it’s got a nice deep color – much more like coffee than tea. And the taste? Well, I’m still pining for my grande latte, but this is a rich, slighty nutty-tasting alternative.

Available at natural food stores or online at $8.99 for an 11 oz. bag.