Each coffee lover develops a certain ritual of drinking a drink. But perhaps it is worth reconsider your habits: it is possible that coffee will give you more energy if you drink it at a certain time of the day. When exactly it is worth doing?
Caffeine is a stimulator of the central nervous system, it gives us vigor, improves the concentration of attention and reaction rate. Of course, it does not do without side effects. The abuse of coffee can cause emotional overexcitation, an accelerated pace of speech, nausea, anxiety and insomnia.
The feeling of vigor after a cup of coffee can last up to six hours. Therefore, the time in which we use the stimulating drink is of great importance. What are experts recommend?
Morning cup of coffee well increases performance in young people. In 2016, a study was conducted in which students who regularly use coffee took part.
The subjects took place tests checking the work of memory at 6 o’clock in the morning and at 2 o’clock in
the afternoon. It turned out that a cup of coffee in front of the morning test improved the results, but for the dough that was held during the day, coffee was useless.
At the same time, perhaps the daily cup of coffee will be more useful for those who are older
For people in adulthood, the memory usually works worse than in the morning. The results of the 2002 study showed that only one cup of coffee (dripping 30 minutes before the control test) prevents daily weakening of memory in people over 65 years old.
Pay attention to the individual characteristics of the body
Caffeine begins to act quickly enough, so it is better to use coffee exactly when you especially need additional energy.
“If you have the usual susceptibility to caffeine, a cup of coffee (it doesn’t matter if it drunk in the morning or day) will give you vigor and improve attention concentration for a period of 1 to 6 hours. This gives you the opportunity to choose what time you need more additional energy, ”explains the nutritionist Tamar Samuels.
“Scientists have found that each cell of our body has its own biological watch. If we “awaken” our brain with caffeine, this does not mean that the rest of the body receives the same charge of vigor.
Therefore, after a cup of coffee, we often no longer feel drowsiness, but we continue to feel inhibitory. The body’s reaction to any substance, including caffeine, is individual. It may depend on age, genetic characteristics and even the influence of culture, ”the doctor and nutritionist Zhaoopin Lee in turn emphasize in turn.