According to some scientists drinking coffee in the morning might impair your immune system and causing health problems, let’s talk about it.
Coffee is one of the world’s most popular beverages. Among all the many products sold on our planet, coffee takes second place after oil. Billions of people drink billions of cups of coffee in the morning until late evening.
Our life is full of discoveries, so for example it turns out that most people drink coffee, not at the best time of the day. For instance, sixty percent of North American coffee drinkers claim they need coffee to start their day including all coffee-related products, espresso, Cappuccino and Coffee Late.
WHAT IS CORTISOL?
The human internal clock is regulated by the hypothalamus, which signals the production of the hormones we need. For our body to wake up in the morning, this gland concentrates the stress hormone cortisol. In other words, the highest concentration of the hormone is achieved by our system at about 30 – 45 minutes after rising and slowly decline throughout the rest of the day. But it is at this time that most of us are used to drinking a cup of our favourite coffee.
It seems well, what’s wrong with this fact?
Drinking coffee when your cortisol level is at its peak may further increase levels of this hormone.
That said, it has been suggested that the best time to drink coffee is mid-to late-morning when your cortisol level is lower. This is a small problem if you look at it for the first time. As a result, elevated levels of cortisol over long periods can impair your immune system, causing health problems.
Drinking coffee at peak cortisol times not only diminishes the energy-boosting effects of caffeine but causes your body to build a tolerance to it. It means the caffeine jolt you get will diminish over time. And then, when it becomes necessary, you just need to drink two instead of one mug and thus compensate for the acquired tolerance. If you act in this way, then systematic dependence is just around the corner!
To sum up, the best time to have your daily coffee ritual is about an hour after waking up. Caffeine can increase cortisol, but the long-term health implications of this are unknown.
What is your coffee ritual, are you drinking coffee immediately upon rising?
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