Drink Coffee First Thing in the Morning? Here's Why You Shouldn't

We all love a hot cup of coffee first thing in the morning, right? Okay, well maybe some of you enjoy it iced, but you get the point. 

It turns out drinking coffee right out of bed might not be the best time to take advantage of all of it's benefits. Scientists claim they have found the 'perfect' time for you to have your first sip, in order to experience the full effect.  

The best time to drink coffee is one hour after you wake up. Why? According to researchers published at the U.S. National Library of Medicine, in the hour after you wake up, your body’s production of cortisol is at one of its three daily peaks.

For those of you who don't know, cortisol is the “alertness hormone." Consuming caffeine while our bodies are already at peak cortisol-production teaches the body to produce less cortisol. 

There you have it! It's not a bad idea to have coffee in the morning, however, for peak-effect these researchers want you to wait an hour after you wake up to get your first sip. 

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