When should I drink morning coffee? How many cups of coffee should be drunk a day?
Altınbaş University Gastronomy Department Lecturer. See. Merve İşeri gave information about when to have the first coffee of the day.
Emphasizing that coffee is an acidic beverage, İşeri said, “When coffee is drunk in the morning when it is hungry, the increase in stomach acid is triggered. He warned that patients with diseases such as gastritis and reflux may increase complaints such as heartburn and digestive disorders.
Stating that the calories of coffee is very low and that there are 2 calories in a cup of coffee, İşeri continued his words as follows:
“It is beneficial to drink coffee without sugar and milk. Polyphenol helps to remove toxins from the body. However, due to the processes they undergo in instant soluble coffees, polyphenols decrease considerably and lose their aromatic and beneficial properties. Vitamins B2 and B3 in coffee help digest food in the intestines and help the body store the energy it needs. “Coffee containing magnesium and potassium is beneficial for heart and bone health,” he said.
So when should you drink morning coffee?
“It will be more beneficial for health to drink the first coffee of the day one hour after waking up. In the morning, cortisol hormone is secreted in the human body with daylight. Also known as the stress hormone, cortisol is most concentrated in a healthy body 1 hour after waking up. During this time, caffeine intake increases cortisol secretion and also reduces the physiological effects of caffeine. In short, while the stress hormone level in the body can be carried above healthy levels, the stimulating effects of caffeine are reduced. “It will be much healthier to leave coffee consumption about 1 hour after waking up,” he said.
How many cups of coffee should be drunk a day?
Stating that the daily consumption of coffee should be limited as well as in all foods, İşeri said, “It is recommended to consume a maximum of 3-4 glasses a day for an adult, and it is not recommended for children due to the high caffeine ratio. When consumed too much, caffeine in coffee increases heart pressure, causes excessive urination due to its diuretic effect, causing dehydration in the body, changing the body’s biological clock and causing insomnia problems. It can also cause an increase in stress hormone, triggering anxiety, tension, and panic attacks. The healthy consumption of coffee should be between meals and not exceeding 3-4 glasses a day ”.