For 63 percent of Americans this year, coffee is a daily essential. This number has been this high since 2017, according to the National Coffee Association. The rise of coffee is due to its numerous benefits, liking preventing DNA damage, but it works best if you do this simple thing: eat.
“Drinking coffee on an empty stomach, or early in the morning before you’ve had breakfast, can increase the level of cortisol in your body. From the moment you open your eyes in the morning, your body starts releasing cortisol, a hormone that’s responsible for regulating your immune response, metabolism, [and] stress response,” says Dr. Nikola Djordjevic, MD.