Why do we drink coffee? Is it because of the taste or the fact that it represents adulthood?
These are plausible answers but the most important reason is caffeine!! We drink coffee to obtain the energy it provides to be productive in our busy schedules. To get the best results for a caffeinated state it is important to understand how coffee works.
So, here are tips that will help you understand and get the most out of a cup of coffee:
1 Prolong Your Coffee Intake Instead of bombarding your body with a sudden intake of caffeine, it is better to allow it, to slowly be released into your body. By doing this, your caffeine crash won’t be as hards, since it will be cleared out of your system slowly.
2 Coffee + Water If you drink coffee in the morning it is recommended to have some water with it because nothing quenches one’s thirst like water. Also, by drinking them side by side they enable the ability to stay more focused. **Note - studies have shown that coffee is not a cause of dehydration
3 No Sugary Energy Drinks Whether by itself or mixing it in one’s coffee, these convenience store energy drinks should not be consumed. Yes, they are stimulating but only for a short period of time and then comes the hard caffeine crash due to their high intake of sugar.
4 Eat Well When consuming caffeine it is recommended to eat slow-burning foods like whole grains, vegetables, and fruits to help maintain one’s energy for longer.
5 Not On An Empty Stomach Drinking coffee without eating is a BIG No-No! You need to eat something with or before your coffee to bot upset the acidity-level of your stomach.
6 Wait Don’t jump straight from a first cup to the second cup of coffee, half the time your body isn’t actually craving more coffee but the stimulating feeling it gives. Allow yourself to wait before drinking another cup of coffee to help spread your caffeine intake over a longer period of time.