You're not alone if you start the day with coffee. I'm with you, as are 7/10 Americans who drink bean juice regularly.
Coffee can enhance alertness, attention, and make it easier to get up in the morning, but it can also affect blood sugar.
Black coffee's strong antioxidant content reduces the incidence of type 2 diabetes. Caffeine can affect your blood sugar, especially if you have diabetes or prediabetes.
If you're watching your blood sugar, avoid coffee before breakfast. Two cups of coffee before breakfast elevated blood sugar by 50%.
Caffeine inhibits adenosine. Adenosine helps your body produce and respond to insulin.
Coffee before meals reduces insulin release and cell sensitivity, leading to increased blood glucose.
Caffeine can raise blood sugar through increasing stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline. These hormones raise blood sugar to help you resist stress.
Having coffee after a proper breakfast can reduce its impact on blood sugar. If you need a morning boost, consider tea, half-caf coffee, or 6 ounces of coffee.