Coffee is known as one of the preferred drink of many people. Already many studies mention the routine of drinking coffee will provide benefits to the body. Among them increase concentration, reduce stress to reduce the risk of cancer and diabetes.
In order to maximize the benefits of coffee for the health of the body, the doctor who is also founder of Authority Nutrition in the United States, Kris Gunnars told how. Starting from the time to drink coffee to additional chocolate on coffee you need to know.
1. Drink no later than 14.00
Caffeine in coffee is a stimulant that can give a jolt of energy and keep it awake. Caffeine will be absorbed into the blood and tissues within 45 minutes after consumption. The effect will keep the body up to about eight hours.
“When drinking coffee in the afternoon, this can interfere with sleep schedule which of course can affect the emergence of some problems,” said Gunnars.
According to the guidelines, it is advisable to no longer consume coffee after 14 or 15. However, there are also people who are not sensitive to coffee so as not to affect sleep.
2. Don’t add too much sugar
The presence of sugar in coffee, in some people will make the drink so delicious. However, excessive sugar mengonsumi trigger obesity and diabetes. If you can only consume black coffee, why not?
3. Avoid additional sweeteners
In addition to sugar, it is not advisable to add artificial sweetener (artificial sweetener). While calorie free, various observational studies call this could trigger some health problems later on.
4. Add cinnamon
The smell and taste of cinnamon will fit when added to coffee. Studies mention the benefits of cinnamon when consumed by the body ranging from lowering blood sugar and cholesterol.
5. Add the chocolate powder to the coffee
Chocolate powder (cocoa) is known to be rich in potent antioxidant-related ingredients to raise the risk of heart disease.