Effects of coffee on our metabolism: Should we drink it before or after?

Health experts talk about the effects of coffee on our metabolism, does it really help, or just a myth?

Coffee on our metabolism, how effective is it?

A recent study emerges from England about the effects of coffee on our metabolism, in relation to disrupted sleep and sugar levels. The research was focusing to mimic the instance of waking up early morn and consuming breakfast given with two sleep conditions, one having a well-rested sleep while the other with a disturbed sleeping experience. Most of us are into the habit of drinking coffee first thing in the morning before eating breakfast, researchers look into the glucose levels of the individuals taking coffee and those who are not.

There were three conditions that were set for the study. The sugary solution intake in this study represents breakfast.

  • First, the candidates had a normal well-rested sleep at night and consumed a sugary solution in the morning.
  • Second, candidates experienced a distressed and interrupted sleep at night and consumed a sugary solution in the morning.
  • Third, candidates experienced a distressed and interrupted sleep at night, consumed black coffee, and consumed a sugary solution 30 minutes after.

Blood was tested from all candidates after the consumption of the sugary solution. Results show that there was no difference in glucose response for participants taking up breakfast either with a well-rested sleep or a distressed and interrupted one. The experiment was conducted on a one-night basis only, it could not attest to the effect of successive interrupted sleep patterns in the metabolism of our body.

However, the participants who drank black coffee half an hour before eating breakfast showed a huge increase of around 50 percent in the body’s glucose response as compared to other trial candidates. Even though studies claim that the effects of coffee on our metabolism are beneficial to our body, it is advised to take it before eating breakfast. As the recent study shows, the 50 percent increase in glucose response level may heighten the cases of diabetes and other health-related concerns in a long term scenario.