The first thing you probably do in the morning after waking up is to make yourself a cup of hot, aromatic coffee. With it you wake up and start your day. Many people do so, thinking that coffee wakes them up in the morning. In fact, one of the most inappropriate times to drink coffee is precisely in the morning on an empty stomach. If you want to reap the full benefits of invigorating caffeine, it's not a good idea to drink it in the morning.
And when then?
If coffee in the morning perks you up, makes you feel good, energetic, and more focused, then there's nothing wrong with drinking it as long as it makes you feel great. But if it makes you anxious, nervous, hungrier, depressed, or unable to sleep at night, then you need to think about when it's okay to drink it and in what amounts.
What is the best time to drink your coffee?
The short answer is before noon
Coffee contains caffeine, which is a stimulant, acting not only on the nervous system, but also on cortisol. Cortisol is a stress hormone that is initially at its highest in the early morning. As the day progresses, its levels decrease. That's why it's good not to start your day with a dose of caffeine, raising even more cortisol in the blood, but to postpone your favorite hot drink for a little later. You don't have to wait until noon or afternoon. You can have your coffee before noon.
One of the jobs of cortisol is immediately after we wake up to significantly increase the stress levels in the body. This happens not in the bad sense in which we are used to seeing this hormone, but in the sense of a stimulant. Cortisol is responsible for the metabolic boost upon awakening, which supports immune system processes, blood sugar control, and a number of other metabolic processes.Therefore, cortisol levels naturally spike when we wake up early in the morning. After it has done its work, it decreases during the day. This is according to data from a 2016 study published in Emotion and cited by livestrong.com.
To avoid further unnecessary spikes in cortisol, drink your cup of coffee within an hour of waking up.
You can drink a cup of coffee before training. This will help boost your energy levels and boost your metabolism. Drinking a cup of hot coffee 30 minutes before training gives more energy and endurance.
What is the worst time to drink coffee?
Drinking coffee late in the day or evening is one of the most inappropriate times to enjoy your favorite drink. It can affect sleep quality, increase productivity, energy, affect the nervous system and make you less alert the next day.