Working from home, dark days and then also all meetings via your screen… these are not really the ingredients for a productive working day full of inspiration. Recognizable? Then change the time at which you drink your cup of coffee.
Because that caffeine in the morning can also work against you.
Morning routine (with coffee)
For many people the cup of coffee is a standard part of the morning routine, and the first cup is poured directly with breakfast. For others, the time is even earlier, and it is the first thing to drink after waking up. But did you know that it is a lot better to adjust this ritual slightly, in order to really reap the benefits of the active ingredients in the black gold?
The caffeine in coffee has a major impact on our body. It makes us a bit more awake, more alert and gives us much-needed energy in the morning. This activates the stress hormone cortisol, which is activated in your adrenal glands. Now that’s not a bad thing, because a little bit of this stress can’t hurt. “Cortisol increases sugars in the bloodstream, improves your brain’s use of glucose, and increases the availability of substances that repair tissues,” Mayo Clinic explains in a study report.
Too much caffeine
Everything that the word ‘too’ stands for is not good, and that also applies to coffee. Too much caffeine creates too much cortisol production, which can make you shaky and startle. Some even experience palpitations or sweating from consuming too much caffeine. This is because your body experiences too much stress, which is hard on your nervous system and heart and blood vessels.
Best time for coffee
To ensure that you yourself unnecessarily stressful delivers productive and accurate is your coffee, you can, according to the researchers, the best drink between 10:00 and 11:30 and between 14:00 and 17:00. At these times, the natural cortisol levels in your body drop, so you really need that energy boost. Are you unsure about how many containers are healthy? That much coffee per day is recommended.