That First Cup Of Coffee – Not So Fast!
Today is International Coffee Day. (1 October) in celebration of the widespread appeal of coffee. Coffee is now the world's most popular drink, with around two billion cups consumed every day. In the US about half of the people in the United States aged 18 and over drink coffee every day,
I think it's safe to say that more than half of KIT Radio listeners start their day with a cup of coffee. Can't say that I blame them, I mean have you heard our show? HA!
Seriously, coffee is a big part of life for so many people that we feel the need to share all the latest research. The "drink Coffee AFTER Breakfast study" comes out of England. (wait...I thought tea was their thing?)
The concern is that if you drink your coffee before your breakfast, your body won't do a good job of maintaining your blood sugar from what you do eat after that first cup of Joe. Over time, not maintaining blood sugar in a safe range increases the risk of serious medical conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.
In the studies, " strong black coffee consumed before breakfast substantially increased the blood glucose response to breakfast by around 50%"
We've posted on a number of reports about the health benefits of caffeine but there has been some research that indicates caffeine has the potential to cause insulin resistance. So where is the balance?
EurekAlert "This new study therefore reveals that the common remedy of drinking coffee after a bad night's sleep may solve the problem of feeling sleepy but could create another by limiting your body's ability to tolerate the sugar in your breakfast."
More study is sure to come.