Caffeine And Cortisol: A Coffee Lover’s Guide To Timing Your Consumption For Optimum Health

When’s the best time to order a double shot, and do you really need to avoid coffee drinks after 3 p.m. to get a good night’s sleep? HealthyWay’s got you covered with an infographic that will help you optimize your caffeine consumption.

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It feels like every month a new study comes out telling us that drinking coffee is healthy (or not healthy), life extending (or life shortening)…and everything in between.

If you’re like most people, having a cup of coffee is a regular part of your day. So the question has likely crossed your mind: Is drinking coffee good for you or not?

As you might have guessed, the answer is complex. Coffee on its own (without cream and sugar) has many intrinsic health benefits, and for the most part, it can be incorporated easily into a healthy lifestyle.

That said, a lot of recent research has studied the negative effects drinking coffee has on our levels of cortisol, also known as the stress hormone. Does this mean coffee’s bad for you, then?

We’ve made our way through a maze of conflicting data to bring you the information you need. Below, you’ll find the information you need to develop a strategy for smart (and healthy) coffee intake and to keep coffee as part of your everyday routine.

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