By Meghan Blalock, StyleCaster
Woman drinking coffeeIf you're anything like us, your day doesn't officially get underway until you've had a substantial serving of your caffeinated beverage of choice. For a select few, that drink might be tea-for the rest of us, it's a giant cup of coffee. And, as it turns out, there are optimal times to drink coffee to maximize its caffeinating capabilities.
Related Article: The 25 Best Street Style Blogs"Although your cortisol levels peak between 8 and 9 a.m., there are a few other times where-on average-blood levels peak again and are between noon to 1 p.m., and between 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.," writer Steven Miller says. "In the morning then, your coffee will probably be the most effective if you enjoy it between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., when your cortisol levels are dropping before the next spike."
Other data, however, suggests differently: according to the National Health Service in the U.K., the best time to drink coffee is at exactly 2:16 p.m. That figure is based not on scientific evidence but rather on a survey of when workers feel the most tired.
If you ask us (which you probably shouldn't, because we're not scientists) there's one optimal time to drink coffee: all day long, obviously.