Health - Wellness
Here's What Time You Should Really Drink Coffee Every Day
You're going to be surprised to learn that your caffeine injection might not be serving you as well as it could be. According to experts, there's a specific time you should be pouring your daily dose of liquid gold — and it's not the moment you open your eyes.
As wellness dietician Amanda Maucere explains, "When we first wake up, our cortisol is at peak levels which is part of what signals us through our circadian rhythm to wake up in the first place." Given coffee increases cortisol, there's no point in drinking it when your cortisol levels are already high.
ASAPScience believes that the best time to drink your coffee is just after your cortisol levels have peaked, pointing to 9:00 am, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, and 5:30 pm as the ideal times. While lifestyle can obviously affect these specific times, you should aim to wait at least an hour after waking up fully if you want to maximize your coffee and power through the day.