Morning Cup Of Joe? Best Not On An Empty Stomach
Yahoo News reports that consumers, especially women, really shouldn’t be drinking it on an empty stomach, first thing in the morning. Registered Dietitian Carlyn Rosenblum says drinking coffee increases the stress hormone cortisol, which can negatively impact ovulation, weight, and hormone balance.
Cortisol helps regulate energy and makes you feel alert which is why we drink it. On the other hand, getting too much of it in the morning ruins the hormone’s production and “shifts the timing of the cortisol cycle” throughout the rest of the day which means you could end up feeling very wrung out in the late evening.
Dietitians also say that drinking coffee first thing in the morning can also negatively affect the gut microbiome as it stimulates acid production in the stomach.
So when should you drink it? Experts advise pouring yourself a cup after breakfast, between 9:30 a.m. and noon, when cortisol levels are typically low. Cheers!