When Is The Best Time To Have Coffee

By Anna-Maria Boelskov - October 26, 2018


Why we feel energised by coffee [video transcript]

I want to talk to you about when is the best time to have your coffee or black tea. We all love a good cup of coffee or a black tea, because it gives us a bit of energy, which, by the way, is an illusion. What it gives us is adrenaline, not energy. Coffee or tea does not generate energy within our cells. That is what food does, but coffee certainly gives us a bit of adrenaline and can give us a bit of a boost throughout the day, which is wonderful. There's essentially nothing wrong with that, as long as we don't overdo it. Learn more about the pro's and con's of coffee here. 

Top tip on how to maximise your nutrition while enjoying coffee

Here's a great tip. If you're wanting to be healthy and you're taking supplements, maybe you're taking a pregnancy multi or just a regular multi for men or women, this goes for all of us - is that if you take it in the morning with your breakfast and then a cup of coffee chances are you're just flushing out the very expensive supplements right into the toilet. What the best thing to do is to actually have your breakfast along with water and take your supplements with the meal. That can be a little gentler on the tummy. It can also improve absorption. Now, the best time to have your coffee is then 30 to 45 minutes after your meal so that you're not having the coffee together with your food and your supplements, because coffee is a diuretic. It's essentially going to flush out all of those beautiful nutrients that you've just taken.

Timing is everything

If you want to be on the safe side and make sure that you're getting the best of both worlds, then make sure you have your coffee away from meals and away from supplements. Then, you're most likely to absorb all the goodness from your food and from your supplements and also get that beautiful adrenaline kick to get you going during the day. 

Only drink coffee in moderation! If you need help to improve your energy levels and make sure your diet is the best it can be book in for a consultation now. You can learn more about pro's and con's of coffee here. 


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