The first thing I do when I get to work every morning is grab a large cup of coffee. I never seem to be able to get my day started without it.
Even on the weekends, I turn on my coffee pot before I do anything else. Because coffee has a lot of health benefits, it’s not really a problem when I grab my first cup of joe in the morning.
The problem is that every time I get to the bottom of my mug, I run for a refill. If you’re anything like me always found with a cup of coffee in hand you probably think that the constant caffeine rush is boosting your efficiency and making you more alert.
You may have noticed that sometimes, no matter how much coffee you drink, you just don’t feel any more energetic than you did in the first place.
A new study explains that there’s one simple way to maximize the effectiveness of your coffee: only drink it at a certain time of day.
One study sought out to find out why coffee is so beneficial sometimes, but not other times.
What they found is that coffee’s energy benefits totally depend on the time of day when you consume it.
To conduct the test, the study organized two groups of college students: one group would drink coffee early in the morning (around 6:00), while the other group would drink coffee in the afternoon (around 2:00).