The Best Time for Coffee

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Hello, I'm Dr. Kevin Soden. Are you a coffee fan? Turns out, the time of day you have your cup of Joe could affect your risk of type-2 diabetes. In a study of women having black decaf or regular coffee with lunch, seemed to reduce diabetes risk better than having the brew at other times of the day.

Researchers aren't exactly sure why lunchtime coffee seems to have the most favorable effect on diabetes risk, but they suspect that chlorogenic acids in coffee may somehow slow down glucose absorption in the small intestine into the bloodstream, and that effect may have been especially helpful for the women in the study, because lunch tended to be their largest meal of the day.

However, if you're sensitive to caffeine or have high blood pressure, there's no good reason to start up a coffee habit. But if you're okay with coffee, go ahead and have one with lunch, it may do your blood sugar some good. For more smart ways to nourish your health, check out all our tips right here.