Food Why the First Thing You Drink In the Morning Absolutely Shouldn’t Be Coffee
10 exciting ways to brew the best coffee at home
Different coffee brewing methods aren't just for fun, they result in incredibly different and unique flavors.If brewing a pot of coffee at home is part of your daily routine, you’re most likely partaking in the drip coffee method. Drip coffee is when hot water slowly drips onto coffee grounds and trickles into a coffee pot below. This is how most conventional at-home coffee makers work.
It's Monday morning, barely light outside, and you're just not ready start your week. After sleeping in all weekend, , and the only hope of whipping your drowsy mind into business mode is the sweet smell of coffee. At first sip, you feel alive. Sound familiar? Same, every week (and if I'm being honest, basically every day of every week). And that's why when I recently learned that drinking coffee first thing in the morning when I wake up is actually not a habit pros recommend, I nearly cried into my mug.
In a recentMaster Class focused on the science of sleep, sleep expert and clinical psychologist , discussed how a cup of water—not a coffee mug—should be right on your nightstand for when you wake up. The reason for this isn't just because and blah, blah, blah, but because sleep in itself is a "dehydrative event." So when we wake up, water, and only water, is the replenishing beverage we need more of stat.
How single-serve coffee makers elevate coffee — and save money
A Nespresso VertuoPlus single-serve coffee maker is easy to use, easy to clean, compact and stylish.I like my coffee every which way, usually black and otherwise fitting my setting and mood. That is: Hot when it’s cold, cold when it’s hot, simple during work and maybe indulgent when I have time to appreciate it. To that end, I grabbed Nespresso’s VertuoPlus (with Frother) late in 2019, trialing a “pick up” at Macy’s I’m not likely to repeat — online shopping is quite fine (especially now, of course).
"We lose almost a full liter of water every single night, so we wake up dehydrated. Unfortunately lots of people like to grab a cup of coffee as the first liquid that passes over their lips." —Michael Breus, PhD
"We lose, so we wake up dehydrated," Dr. Breus said during the event. "Unfortunately lots of people like to grab a cup of coffee as the first liquid that passes over their lips. Remember folks, caffeine is a diuretic, it makes you want to urinate. So, not a good idea to do that—we want water to hydrate."
Additionally, coffee tends to raise your, which is associated with making you alert and awake (yay!) but also making you stressed and more anxious (boo!). And as , RDN, points out, you won’t even get the full alertness benefits of coffee first thing in the a.m. That's because technically speaking, your cortisol levels are usually highest in the morning due to the , increasing to a peak of between 38 and 75 percent 30 minutes after you wake up. "When you first wake up, it’s a time you’re getting over feeling groggy and going through your morning routine," says Gorin. "You don’t necessarily need a caffeine buzz to brush your teeth."
7 Best Coffee Makers to Buy at Walmart
These are some of the best coffee makers you can buy at Walmart and they range from small, single-serve options to more traditional 12-cup brewing methods.These coffee makers can all be found at Walmart and should suit a range of needs. Each of the makers on this list offers a unique way to make coffee for a specific type of person. The options include single-serve machines, traditional brewing methods and even one that can connect to Alexa for voice-activated, smart, coffee making.
All of this being true, you can rest assured that you don't need to abandon youraltogether. Rather, order of operations is what matters here. Dr. Breus recommends drinking roughly 20 to 30 ounces of room-temperature water before you drink any other liquid, preferably room temperature. And if you find plain water objectively boring and unpalatable, you do have the doctor's approval to dress it up a little. He signs off on drinking ye old , for an added boost of vitamin C. Then, and only then, is it advised to drink your coffee.
So, new routine: It's Monday morning, barely light outside, and you're just not ready start your week. After sleeping in all weekend, waking up early with a clear mind and can-do attitude feels impossible, and the only hope of whipping your drowsy mind into business mode is the sweet smell of coffee. Smell that coffee while you hydrate, then a little later on in your morning, grab a cup of joe for a welcome pick-me-up to be hydrated, caffeinated, and ready to conquer your day.
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