In this episode, let’s talk about why you should not be drinking coffee on an empty stomach, this may seem a small thing but could lead to a big issue if you are consuming your coffee before you eat something in the morning!
When we wake up in the first 20 or 30 minutes of the day, our bodies are trying to figure out how to get energy. We’re not expending much energy, but our bodies are probably thinking, “Okay, I only have a little bit of energy stored from the night before, and I’m going to need more energy as you get going throughout your day.”
Food is our body’s preferred source of energy.
However, it can generate energy without the use of food fuel, but the process requires some stress hormones, and substances such as cortisol and adrenaline are released into your system and begin the process of your body producing its own energy.
Now, let’s add coffee on top of this, I’m not saying you shouldn’t drink coffee, because if there’s one thing I’ve learned in the last 10 to 12 years of learning more about integrative health, learning more about health in general, and working with clients, it’s that you guys love your coffee.
There may be some people who don’t like coffee or have stopped drinking for whatever reason, but most of you are like, “Whatever you do, just don’t take away my coffee” haha!
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You don’t really have to give it food within the 30- to 1-hour timeframe, but if you don’t this cycle of making our own energy starts. Add coffee to that, which will already intensify the adrenaline, epinephrine, and cortisol hormones that your body produces to generate its own energy. This wreaks havoc on your blood sugar. This is also why a lot of people have anxiety-related symptoms that can actually be linked back to blood sugar issues.
Ideally, we should eat within 30 minutes to an hour of waking up to get that good protein, carbs, fat, and a little fiber in our system so that our body doesn’t have to constantly try to make its own energy and blunt the effect of any stress hormones that are already in our system.
Our cortisol levels should naturally be higher in the morning, and we need that food to offset the negative effects of cortisol. Cortisol has some beneficial effects. We don’t want those effects to be exacerbated, which is exactly what happens when we don’t eat. We also pour coffee on top of that. So why not drink coffee first thing in the morning? What’s the harm in that? Because it intensifies the effects of these stress hormones, which throw our blood sugar and a variety of other things out of whack. So, how should we drink our coffee?
Please continue to drink your coffee, that is something I would like you to continue to enjoy. However, pair it with your breakfast or lunch.
I’d also like to discuss the type of coffee you should be drinking. Many coffees on the market now contain anything from pesticides to mold to a variety of other ingredients.
These are the two main ingredients found in a lot of coffee. So I’d like to tell you about my favorite coffee in case you’re looking for a new one or haven’t given it much thought.
King Coffee is something I absolutely love, this coffee is truly special! Not only it’s free of mold and pesticides, but it is also organic. Not only is it free of the things you want it to be, it actually works FOR your health.
It actually aid your body in the removal of mold, it’s anti-bacterial, and aids in the reduction of inflammation.
This coffee has major advantages that other coffees do not have!
Here are some links to a blog post I posted about this coffee and how you can try it for yourself:)