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What Happens To Your Body When You Drink Coffee Before Eating
By starting your morning with a shot of espresso, frothy cappuccino, or cup of black coffee, you impact your body's natural ability to regulate and function. As nutritionist Carlyn Rosenblum, MS, RD, explained to PureWow, drinking coffee in the morning before eating anything can disrupt the regular functioning of cortisol, the hormone most associated with stress.
Tampering with your cortisol levels results in less energy, brain fog, and the urge to reach for sugary, carb-infused energy bites later in the day. To help avoid this, save your caffeine fix for after breakfast and plan to start your day with a nutritious snack or meal instead. This simple act can help you make better meal choices and keep your energy high throughout the day.
If you can’t stop your craving for a hot morning mug, try London Fog, a soothing latte alternative made from Earl Grey, or experiment with different flavorful teas. Green tea can be a lighter caffeinated alternative to coffee and comes with major health benefits (think lower blood pressure, reduced risk of heart disease, and slashed cholesterol levels), too. Your body will thank you!