Énergie, concentration, éviter un coup de barre : les meilleures façons de préparer son café matinal

How to optimize soundcoffee, and increase his energy and prolong his concentration at workwithout adding caffeine?  Coffee sometimes gets a bad press, yet it brings different benefits to the human body.

Here are some tips for maximizing the effects of a coffee:⠀

  • Favor espressos with filter coffee. Indeed, an espresso contains on average about 60 mg of caffeine. A coffee extracted more slowly, and with more water, contains more caffeine. On average, there are between 100 and 100 mg of caffeine per cup. A little caffeine simultaneously stimulates intestinal transit, protects against Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, also protects against certain cancers, and against cardiovascular disease in people without heart problems. Caffeine also boosts metabolism..
  • Promote organic (and fair trade) coffee beans. Coffee, in moderation, is good for our body. It contains a lot of antioxidants, slows down sleep and promotes concentration, It also has antidepressant properties, because it stimulates the production of serotonin and dopamine, the hormone of happiness! Conversely, too much caffeine would cause anxiety. So long live moderation!
  • Add adaptogenic mushrooms like reishi, cordyceps, or lion's mane. These roasted mushrooms add a bonus to your morning drink. They each have excellent properties, either supporting the immune system, supporting the neurological system or promoting good quality sleep and relieving anxiety. The addition of one of these mushrooms also facilitates caffeine metabolism, so fewer side effects such as thirst, arrhythmia or increased heart rate, shaky hands, fatigue strokes afterwards -noon, hypoglycemia and heartburn or digestive discomfort.tifs. 
  • The stimulating effect of caffeine is known to be felt quite quickly, but puts us in a state of lack of energy once the effect wears off. Sudden energy followed by a sharp drop and a slump. Add a fatty substance likeMCT oil, coconut or coconut cream to reduce the rate of caffeine absorption. The effect is more gradual. The ''high'' will be less, but the concentration, energy and alertness will last longer and the ''down'' will be less important or simply absent. An effect similar to that ofgreen tea.
  • The goal is to limit coffee consumption, if you take your coffee on an empty stomach, the effect will be greater. However, beware!!! Coffee is an irritant to the digestive tract. For those with non-optimal digestion, it will be recommended to take coffee after a meal. It would also be more interesting to consume our favorite morning drink between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., when the level of cortisol decreases in our body. The stimulating effect of caffeine will therefore be welcomed.
  • Avoid sweetening his coffee. Sugar excites, but does not promote concentration. Conversely, the rise in blood sugar can increase the symptoms of ADHD and the subsequent drop in blood sugar can cause fatigue, headaches or anxiety.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀


In the end, it's all a question of dosage. Too much coffee can be harmful to health. But 1-2 coffees a day, maximized using these tips, will get you the benefits of coffee beans.

Now Enjoy… ⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Article written by Émilie Riendeau

Naturopath, B.Sc, ND, K.In

Émilie Riendeau can be reached on her social networks: instagram or by email at: info@emilieriendeau.com


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