Most of us wake up, and our first thought is, “Where is my cup of coffee?”. A very relatable reaction, but your coffee habits might not be suited to help you meet your health and wellness goals.
For context, your coffee contains a significant amount of caffeine, which is a cortisol trigger. Cortisol is your body’s primary stress hormone, which can also cause a glucose spike (that’s why coffee makes us feel so good).
Don’t worry. We are not here telling you to give anything up. We just want to make your caffeine fix optimal for your well-being and what your body needs that day. To avoid some of the negative side effects, we recommend keeping a few things in mind to stay balanced.
SWW™ Coffee Tips
- Avoid black coffee if you are anxious or feeling stressed.
- Don’t consume coffee after 12 p.m. (caffeine has a half-life of 8-10 hours).
- Consume your coffee after a meal when possible.
- If you wake up hungry and are short on time for a real breakfast, make The SWW™ Supergirl Coffee - combining your coffee with fat and protein.
Pro Tip: Use a frother to combine our recommended Green Compass Collagen + fat duo to give your beverage the latte effect.
Coffee is ritualistic for most of us. The smell, the act of making it, even down to choosing the mug you drink it from—they are all a part of our daily lives. Making minor tweaks and additions to this routine will allow your body to function at an improved level. You will be left feeling more balanced without over activating your stress response and sending yourself on the blood sugar roller coaster.
We’d love to see your version of a SWW™ coffee drink! Tag us in your beverage creations on Instagram, @sarahwraggewellness.