Is YOUR coffee ON TIME?
Daily Bite of Health
… as good as a green juice.
Today while walking I was thinking about a couple of things I want to share with you. Things that are not that obvious. Things that can be useful to give you more energy for a better life experience.
I’m writing a book based article about the Power of WHEN, the power of timing of doing things. Things like eating, working, having sex, closing a sale, working out, being creative, learning, driving, etc.
Did you know, for example, that
“Drinking coffee first thing in the morning does not wake you up, make you alert, or give you an energy boost. All it does, according to science, is raise your tolerance for caffeine so that you need to drink more and more of it to feel any effects at all.
When you are about to wake up, your body releases stimulants to get your juices flowing and your heart pumping: a brew of hormones including insulin, adrenaline, and cortisol. Like most of our organs and glands, the adrenal gland (producer of adrenaline and cortisol) has a biological clock of its own. It carefully maintains the cortisol rhythm, a few cycles of releasing and suppressing the fight-or-flight hormone over the course of the day.
- If you drink coffee when cortisol level is high, the effects are nonexistent. Compared to cortisol, caffeine is weak tea. The only thing coffee does for you within two hours of waking is to increase your tolerance for caffeine.
- If you drink coffee when cortisol level is low, caffeine gently nudges your adrenals to give you a hit of adrenaline, and you will feel more awake and alert.
THE WORST TIME TO HAVE COFFEE: Within two hours of waking. Within six hours of bedtime”
THE BEST TIME TO HAVE COFFEE: The cortisol level dips or optimal coffee break times for each chronotype are:
Dolphin: 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.; 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. No caffeinated beverages after 2:00 p.m., including decaf coffee (yes, there is caffeine in decaf).
Lion: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.; 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Bear: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Wolf: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. No caffeinated beverages after 2:00 p.m., including decaf.”
That’s it for today.
Something to think about…
Drink your coffee to keep you alert and focused, to give you an extra kick WHEN you need it. NOT to increase your caffeine tolerance, or get addicted to the substance, or to get more nervous and anxious. Use the POWER of WHEN wisely. Take the quiz here.
You don’t get healthy and stay healthy.
HEALTH is a DAILY PRACTICE. One bite at a time.
Daily Bite of Health
Drink coffee ON TIME