Contrary to what one might think, it is not recommended to drink coffee as soon as we wake up. Indeed, research show that it would be good to consume it a little later, and we will explain why in this article.
"Don't talk to me until I have had my coffee!" is a sentence you probably heard before! Or maybe it is even your daily motto. Indeed, many people follow a specific routine in the morning, which consists of drinking coffee as soon as they wake up. The caffeine in the drink is known to provide energy, and many believe it is essential for a good start to the day.
However, researchers have shown that you would have to wait a few hours after waking up to drink your first coffee.
The first coffee between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
In the morning, if you wake up around 7:00 am, it is recommended that you drink coffee between 9:30 am and 11:30 am, and not as soon as you wake up. Indeed, when you wake up, your body is filled with cortisol - a hormone that stimulates your body and gives you energy in the morning by turning our fat stores into sugar.
Gradually, as the time passes, the cortisol level decreases, and it is at its lowest between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. So that's when the coffee should come in! The caffeine in the hot drink will take over from the cortisol and give your body a boost, which was maybe starting to weaken. So if you take your coffee as soon as you wake up, the effect of caffeine will double that of cortisol, and you will feel twice as tired by the end of the morning.
Therefore, drinking coffee early in the morning could end up making you even more tired! That is when you probably go for a second or third cup of coffee and rapidly indulge in too many cups. Remember that coffee and caffeine is only good in moderation.
Also, drinking coffee on an empty stomach in the morning is not recommended because your body will secrete hydrochloric acid. This substance in our stomach helps us digest food and can cause stomach upset like heartburn if we don't eat before drinking coffee.
How many cups of coffee do you drink in a day?