Morning Joe Myth - Is Early Coffee Bad for Your Health?

Morning Joe Myth - Is Early Coffee Bad for Your Health?

Coffee is a beloved morning ritual for many, but recent discussions have questioned the wisdom of consuming it within the first hour of waking up. Mel Robbins, a podcaster and content creator, warns that this habit can lead to increased cortisol levels and anxiety. Clinical dietitian Kanikka Malhotra and Dr. Pranav Honnavara Srinivasan, a consultant in gastroenterology surgery, provide insight into the effects of morning coffee. Malhotra warns against the dependency and potential increase in adenosine levels, which can result in a midday energy crash. Dr. Srinivasan agrees that delaying coffee consumption allows for the body’s natural cortisol surge and prevents disruption of sleep patterns. Additionally, both experts suggest starting the day with a glass of water to mitigate the diuretic effect of coffee and promote hydration. Over time, consuming coffee right after waking could potentially impact digestion, contribute to chronic diseases, and lead to increased caffeine dependence and tolerance.

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