The best time to drink coffee is not what we all thought…
What! I just wrote a post yesterday on how and why I’m adding drinking a cup of warm lemon water first thing in the morning to my wellness choices. My first complaint against this practice came 10 years ago when a friend shared this is how she starts her day… no way am I giving up my morning coffee. When I finally started reading about the practice of warm lemon water in the morning, I discovered this is not in lieu of coffee (or tea if that’s your preferred caffeine dose) it’s just first thing. The benefits are amazing! So, having decided to delay my coffee consumption to some time later than shuffling out of bed at the buzz of the alarm… I was thrilled to read this article about the best time to take that first shot of go-juice.
Best time to drink a cup of coffee: 10.30am
The best time to drink a cup of coffee to get your daily hit of caffeine is between 9.30am and 11.30am, according to neuroscientists
By Richard Gray, Science Correspondent, The Telegraph
It may seem that a cup of strong coffee first thing in the morning is the best way to get yourself going, but in fact waiting until later may be better.
Scientists have worked out that the best time to get a daily hit of caffeine is on average between 9.30am and 11.30am.
This is due to the way caffeine interacts with a key hormone – called cortisol – which helps to regulate the body’s own internal clock and promotes alertness.
Cortisol levels are naturally high shortly after waking up and can remain high for up to an hour afterwards – with the average peak being between 8am and 9am.
Steven Miller, a neuroscientist at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, argues it is better to then drink caffeine after this peak as it promotes cortisol production.
However you start your day… here’s hoping it’s a great one!