Is it healthy to begin the day with a cup of coffee?

Is it healthy to begin the day with a cup of coffee?

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  1. Well. I am 72. Overweight but otherwise healthy if you consider M.S. a manageable disease. I have been drinking coffee (three12 ounce mugs of French Roast), every morning, and often in the afternoon for almost 60 years.

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  2. Yes, every day.
    People think I’m trying to be funny when I say I need at least two cups of coffee to start the day, “One to open each eye.” It’s no joke! (and neither are caffeine withdrawal headaches! Under duress, I can go about 45–60 minutes awake before having my first coffee, after which a pounding headache starts.

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  3. Is it healthy to begin the day with a cup of coffee?

    Coffee is a brewed drink made from roasted coffee beans. The most popular, and most important step in the production of coffee is the roasting process. Roasted coffee beans are ground and brewed with hot water to produce a dark brown, caffeinated beverage.
    Coffee has been a morning tradition for centuries and is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world. However, you might be surprised to learn that there is no universally agreed upon measurement for how much coffee is best to drink each day.
    Many people start their mornings by drinking a cup of coffee or two, but some health experts recommend adults drink as few as one cup per day to avoid negative side effects such as high blood pressure and insomnia.
    Benefits of coffee are plentiful, but one of the most common is increased mental alertness. Other benefits include improved mood, decreased risk of cancer, and better athletic performance. Surprisingly, coffee has also been shown to improve longevity by reducing diabetes risk and heart disease.
    Check out: What Happens to Your Body When You Drink Coffee

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  4. Yes I do♥️
    I read in the mornings and I definitely need something to drink. What better than Coffee right????
    It is my guilty pleasure.
    I am not a coffee fan, but I need coffee as the first drink of the day♥️ Am I weird ?
    I sleep walk and make myself a cup of hot coffee every morning and that makes my ‘Good morning’.

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  5. Absolutely. I can’t go a day without it. I have tried to go without and I get headaches if I don’t have it. Obviously I am addicted to caffeine.

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  6. “Do you start your day with coffee?”
    A2A
    Hmmmm, not sure why I got singled out to be asked this question. If the person asking has seen any other of my answers regarding coffee they’d already know my answer and if they haven’t – well, I’m sure there are thousands of other random Quorans that could have gotten the question so why me?
    Anyway, to give an answer, the last time I ever had a cup of coffee was the summer of 2001, almost 20 years ago now, so the answer is no, I don’t start my day with a cup of coffee. Nor do I end it with coffee or have coffee at any time in between beginning and end.
    I don’t drink coffee.
    Even before 2001 I might have gone years in between having a cup of coffee.
    I don’t like the smell of coffee. I don’t need a shot of caffeine to wake up and get going in the morning. It holds no interest for me.
    Even though I drink a lot more tea than I do coffee even that’s rare. I think perhaps in the past year I might have had 3 or 4 cups of tea in the entire year. I’m not even big on caffeine-containing soft drinks. Something like a couple of cans of Coca-Cola in the past year, perhaps less than a dozen of Dr. Pepper.
    I don’t run on caffeine.
    Unusual, I know.

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  7. Do you start your day with coffee?
    No. I never drink coffee. I was in my mid-40s when I finally found a coffee brand I like (Gevalia in case you wondered) and after drinking it for a while, I started getting migraines so I stopped and the migraines stopped. Yes, I know that seems counterintuitive, but it was the only change I made to my routine. So apparently I can’t drink coffee.
    I don’t really have a morning drink that I have on the daily and honestly don’t get people who require that, but I do like the occasional morning tea, hot with sugar and cream, though not necessarily a caffeinated tea. In fact, I don’t really feel the need for caffeine to get me going at any time of day.

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  8. Nope. I drink coffee maybe once or twice a year. I have a cup of tea in the morning, then I drink water all day. On days I fast I often have two cups of tea instead of one.

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  9. No! I have never drunk coffee, don’t like it. I have 16 ponies of water with a fresh lemon squeezes in it, followed by a fruit and veggie smoothie, and I add Matcha tea powder.

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  10. No, I start my day with a glass of water. Drinking water first thing in the morning immediately helps rehydrate the body.
    Drinking coffee on an empty stomach could damage your stomach lining and cause indigestion and heartburn. It can even increase anxiety and hinder your ability to focus. Instead, try drinking coffee in the mid-morning or early-afternoon for the best results.

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  11. No.
    Drinking coffee on empty stomach is bad for your health in the long run. Even if I must drink coffee in the morning, it is way better to start with a glass of water and breakfast.
    The best hours to drink coffee healthwise, are during tea times (10–12am, 3–5pm), and after lunch hour.

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  12. As far as beverages go, coffee has some good and bad properties. How “amazing” it is is entirely subjective and up to personal interpretation. Here’s some food for thought…
    19 Good Health Reasons To Drink Coffee
    20 Harmful Effects of Caffeine
    I wouldn’t read too much into there being 20 harmful vs. 19 Good reasons. You can decide for yourself from here…

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  13. “Do you start your day with coffee?”
    How I begin my day will largely depend upon the season or the weather, in the summer months I do not drink coffee at all, it causes me to get too hot, and serves to make me thirsty, if I indulge in a hot beverage in the morning, tea will be my choice during summer or whilst enduring humid weather.
    During the winter months I do not partake of coffee in the morning then either, but again, if I imbibe of a hot beverage of a morning it will be cacao, the cacao gives me energy, does not make me thirsty and although warming does not result in my being hot.
    The thing is that I do not start my day, having just risen, with a hot drink. In the morning I have a breakfast of a variety of fresh fruits and freshly made fruit juice, this gives me energy to go as well as a clarity of mind, much better than I ever derived from a coffee first thing in the morning.
    Do I start my day with coffee? No, I do not.

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  14. Nope.
    I usually drink GFuel instead of coffee, as I do not like the taste of coffee or the buzz of normal energy drinks. However, you substitute “coffee” with “GFuel”, and I have a normal morning routine.

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  15. No frist thing is hot cup of water with 1/2 squeezed lemon and 3 tablespoons of diced Ginger root. Then I have one cup of Green Tea and Calendula and Stevia.I usually have one cup of coffee per day later on .

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  16. yes I do
    I start my day with coffee because the combined style and smell within the morning wake Maine up for my typically early schedule before the caffein even hits, and also, if I do not my body starts causing warning signs, like, “Hey, if you do not get some caffeine in you, there’ll be repercussions”. I buy very little things like this “headache on the horizon” as I favor to decision it, its sort of a feeling within the back of my mind that pierces through and comes in waves over my head till it leaves and a megrim sets in like none you’ve got detected of, or even sick get chest pains and lower back pains, and everyone my muscles stiffening up, simply warnings for what is returning. I do not comprehend different caffeine addicts, however, I will say I begin my morning with occasional, and that I would guess most people do, something to remain as remote from withdrawal as attainable.

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  17. Not anymore. In cooler weather like Autumn or Winter or late Winter/Early Spring, I may have a big cup of hot tea for the warmth, etc. In hot weather I will have a cool juice drink in the morning.
    I have more or less eliminated a LOT of the coffee from my diet.

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  18. My word, yes. It is not going to be anything like a god day that starts without coffee. I have two cups, … sometimes two and a half, with a leisurely breakfast.
    recent studies have shown great benefits to having two to three cups— doesn’t matter if it’s decaf or high-test. The anti-oxidants make it healthy. On average 10 years longer life.

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  19. Thanks for the A2A.
    I do, now. For a long time, I didn’t drink coffee, but a few years ago I started drinking Starbucks. Then I learned that coffee can be much better than that, and a friend sent me a moka pot . After a little experimenting with that, I was able to make better coffee than I’ve ever had at Starbucks or any other coffee shop outside Europe. I use a medium-sized one, which is good for three tiny cups of espresso. (Yes, I know, it’s technically not real espresso—I don’t care.) I add nothing—just good, straight hot coffee.
    I have that with my breakfast, and I put cold water in the upper chamber after I finish. I get dressed for work, and by the time I’m done, the coffee pot is cool enough I can disassemble and clean it, then go to work.

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  20. The caffeine helps people wake up a little quicker, but not healthier. The healthiest thing to do when you wake up is drink one cup of lukewarm water with 1/2 of a lemons juice squeezed in it and drink it before breakfast. It jumpstarts your metabolism.

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  21. Good question… the first thing I start my day with is water. Sometimes lemon water. Helps flush the system and balance internal ph.
    Coffee, or more specifically, Caffeine Gummies from Punch’d Energy come out around 10am. That’s when my body clock says it’s ok to caffeinate. It’s also around this time that I’ll either eat breakfast or drink a green tea depending on how I feel.
    The next time in the day to caffeinate is from between 2pm – 5pm. Circadian Rhythm dictates.
    Jumping into coffee or caffeine too early is not the right move in my opinion. The body gets a little confused and weirdly chaotic when dosed too soon.

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  22. Every day, rain or shine. It’s more routine than it is a necessity. It’s a way my husband and I spend time together each morning… we go to Starbucks (because frankly, we live in a small town and that’s all we have for sit down coffee shops), and spend an hour together before our day starts. Whatever our day brings, 99% of the time, we always start together, with coffee❤️

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  23. Drinking coffee in the morning makes you feel more alert and boost the ability to focus, not to mention decreases appetite, and might help you live longer according to studies in the subject. I drink five cups of coffe a day

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  24. Yes I do!
    My morning ritual involves roasting, grinding, and brewing…..and then meditating with and savoring my coffee with each sip.
    My practice is similar (I would imagine) to what the discoverers and first users of coffee were doing more than 1,000 years ago. History describes these early adopters as Monks, Holy Men, who considered coffee a sacred gift from God.
    I choose to perform my ritual as soon as I awake because coffee is my bridge from my unconscious sleep state to my awake in the physical world state. Coffee assists me in focusing my attention and awareness, gives me clarity of thought, and also makes me feel happy and enthusiastic to begin my day.

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  25. I try not to. Drinking coffee first thing in the morning is not good for your body. You should eat something before you grab your coffee mug! So I try to eat a small snack if my breakfast isn’t ready and only then I drink coffee.

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  26. No, I don’t start my day with coffee. At 73, I don’t consume any caffeine. I never got into a habit drinking coffee or tea. Water is my drink of choice.

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  27. I do! Can’t remember when I started doing that. Perhaps I was 4 or 5 years old. My Dad was a pilot and he had very early mornings starts.
    He also had a terrible habit of smoking with his coffee. Now I don’t smoke, but I am sure my love of drinking coffee, comes from him.

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  28. Every day! Starting with the time I go to bed I begin dreaming of the first cup of the day. Sigh… 🙂 Makes me happy just thinking about it. What about you? Do you drink coffee or something else to start your day?

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  29. No. I kinda despise the taste of coffee in general so I have to sweeten it and milk it.
    My best coffee would be a triple short espresso, strong and bitter to which I add some honey or maple syrup. But that’s a rare treat.
    I drink coffee rarely and only for the caffeine impact. But never as a way to start the day.

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  30. Thanks Aklile for A2A..
    In fact I start my day with sleeping! I get up before dawn for my fajar prayers in masjid. I go and return dive again into my bed. Around 9.30 or so, I get up again. That is how I sleep at the start of my day and get up again, second time.
    No coffee. I take breakfast; it is light one. That enables me to have lunch after about four hours.
    Thanks for reading my short answer.

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  31. I try to. Sometimes I simply don’t. I may not have sugar or milk or anything else. I’m occasion of I really want it black with three sugars will suffice. Sometimes I just stick with water or iced tea.

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  32. Yes,
    and always use any good dark roast. Currently using and loving any Sumatra and Honduras Marcala passport series. I have it ground between fine and regular and comes out perfect! Any coffee maker will do and when in a rush I use a dark roast pod for the ‘pod drippers’, as Keurig coffee maker.

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  33. No, my dear friend.
    My day starts as soon as I awake from my sleep at which time I literally go through a “wheel of gratitude” saying out loudly all the things I’m grateful for.
    I’ll start my coconut shroom coffee sometime during my intermittent fasting phase.

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  34. I wish i could, but it’s water!
    I am compulsive about drinking 500ml to 1000ml water soon after getting up.
    Coffee is the next thing I take after rehydrating myself.
    Nothing like waking up to a nice, fresh hot cup of coffee to stir your senses.
    Cheers to happiness!

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  35. Well I think it’s a necessity!! I have 2 cups per day to get going.
    Healthy depends on who you talk to some say x number of cups per day is good for you others say no.
    You know your own health so use your own judgment.

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  36. Yep! I prefer cold brew so I can drink it black (most hot coffee I have to sweeten), but I drink coffee every day to help me wake up and because I enjoy the flavor. Gotta be careful, though—too much coffee and it gets me anxious, lol.

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  37. Yes, for my entire adult life, but I drink too much coffee and am slowly weaning myself to a more moderate amount. I used to drink 2 pints of strong black coffee before I left for work, I down to 1 pint now, but want to make it 1/2 a pint.

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  38. My first beverage of the day is a glass of water, then I brew myself a cup of coffee, add creamer and have a breakfast cookie with it.

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  39. Other than not having time to make it, I wish I could start my day with it.

    Is it healthy to begin the day with a cup of coffee?

    Coffee is the only hot drink I drink, other than tea…I’m sorry but No.
    When I make coffee, I only pour, not even a spoon of milk, maybe half…just to give it some color and that’s why I don’t drink coffee in the morning.
    Black or brown coffee colors my teeth and I try to douge drinking coffee as much as possible but in winter we are best friends, that is when I drink coffee in the morning.

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  40. I don’t always start my day with coffee. I start with coffee when I have the time to dawdle over my coffee and savor the flavor.

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  41. Yes, I begin by grinding fresh beans, followed by brewing and savoring. My preference is gradually shifting from darker to lighter roasts. I find the lighter roasts sweeter and somewhat more flavorful – fewer of the bean’s sugars oxidized, I would think. We usually enjoy two coffees in the morning, followed by one in the afternoon.
    Coffees, I think, are more complex than wine and just as enjoyable, if not more so.

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  42. I personally start my day with coffee because the combined taste and smell in the morning wake me up for my usually early schedule before the caffeine even hits, and also, if I don’t my body starts sending warning signs, like, “hey, if you don’t get some caffeine in you, there will be repercussions”. I get little things like this “headache on the horizon” as I like to call it, its like a feeling in the back of my mind that pierces through and comes in waves over my head until it leaves and a migraine sets in like none you’ve heard of, or maybe ill get chest pains and lower back pains, and all my muscles stiffening up, just warnings for what’s coming. I don’t know about other caffeine addicts, but I can say I start my morning with coffee, and I would guess most other people do, anything to stay as far away from withdrawal as possible.

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  44. I’ve never have had coffee in the morning. It never keeps me awake. I only have coffee during the very rare times when I’m trying new flavors or types of coffee.

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  45. Thank you for the request Aklile Beyene.
    I do occasionally start my day with coffee (twice a week) and it is to usually compensate for a bad night’s sleep or if I have something big on the day like an English presentation.
    A downside to drinking coffee has to be it jumpstart the other end of your body too. Therefore within 20 mins of my first sip, I’ll have to dash to the bathroom. Running off a thirty-second research off the interwebs, caffeine produces contractions in your colon and intestinal tract. From the colon, it pushes waste down to your rectum.
    TLDR: I don’t always drink coffee, but when I do, I poop and a math test awaits me.

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  46. Thanks for the A2A.
    No, I actually don’t, not anymore.
    I quit caffeine a while back, and stayed completely off it for some years, and while I do drink it sometimes now, it’s not something I need to have in the morning.
    The only times I drink caffeine now are if 1) I’m on a deadline and have to be able to keep awake and functional for some number of hours past the time my body wants to go to bed, or 2) if I’m on a diet hiatus, usually when I’m travelling, and I stop at a Starbuck’s type place to get a mocha with whip, or something similarly calorie-laden, in which case it’s as much about the chocolate and sugar as it is about the coffee, and the percentage of caffeine is pretty low. 🙂

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  47. No. Caffeine is a stimulant that is addictive. Constant use reduces the positive impact and its duration. Eventually the consumer has to keep drinking it to feel as good as they would have felt before becoming a coffee drinker.
    This in turn fools the consumer into believing they are receiving a positive benefit each time when they are not.
    To those of us non caffeine addicts, this looks pretty pathetic and obviously delusional.

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  48. Many years ago. I couldn’t start my day without at least two and maybe three cups of coffee
    Nowadays.. it’s not a big part of my daily routine.. but I do have coffee two maybe three days a week in the morning as it’s been chilly and coffee does help me warm up

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  49. Hi Aklile,

    Thank you for your question. = )

    If I could start each day with coffee I most definitely would. = ) However it is not always possible due to either cost or location. So instead I ensure I purchase one whenever possible and enjoy it to the last drop. = P

    In summer (and warm weather in general) my go to is a caramel iced blend, and in winter (or any time the temperature is low enough) I opt for a white chocolate mocha with marshmallows floating in the foam. = )

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  50. No, because I noticed that, although I loved the fragrance and the flavor, it unnecessarily revved up my body. I didn’t need the caffeine to be in full motion. It was an unnecessary, and sometimes a bit uncomfortable, habit. You need to know that I am a full-fledged “morning person.” I waken ready to roll—actually, already rolling. If I were a “night person,” I would probably still be a coffee drinker, looking for its reliable, delicious lift at breakfast. Freshly-ground coffee in a French press would be the first taste I’d seek every morning. I still sometimes miss the great flavor, but it gave me too much of a buzz.

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  51. yes, I use a big cup though. boy the smell makes the house smell good, by the way, have you heard that some realtors although not many will use the coffee trick to sell the house. supposed to make you feel right at home when you first enter. Have a good day.

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  52. Thanks for A2A.
    No, I don’t start my day with coffee. I start my day with a glass of plain water and then breakfast. I do take a cup of English breakfast tea every morning.
    I am not a coffee person but love tea.

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  53. My first coffee is made and drunk at around 1100, I am in no hurry. My second cup is late afternoon, I rarely have more than two per day.

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  54. No really. Up at 5:00 and out of the house to prayers by 5:20.
    When I return home and after a small bowl of cereal and a fruit, that is when I have a cup of weak coffee with a half teaspoon of sugar, so that is usually around 2 hours after I get up. During the summer, if by that time the day is getting hot I drink a large glass of Soda water instead.
    My annual average for coffee is less than one cup a day.

    Dunkin’

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  55. You bet I do.
    However, I don’t roast & grind my own beans. My equipment consists of an Illy espresso machine that reaches brewing temp in about a minute. I pop in a capsule and press the glowing blue button. Less than 30 seconds later I have about an ounce of espresso. Two swallows and I’m on my way.

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  56. Yes!
    But I like the idea of having a tea first, in order to be awake for the absolute enjoyment of coffee – as proposed by Christoph Niemann in one of his illustrations in the New York Times.

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  57. No, it is not the good choice to drink first thing in the morning.
    First thing you can take is the best choice is any kind of Green Juice, If you want to learn how to make it in simple and easy way, watch this my Video-

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  58. I haven’t for a long time. But I’m going to have some today.
    Sometimes I have hot or cold tea. To be honest, I started my day today with Mexican coca cola in the glass bottle. It has the full sugar content.
    I put it in a rocks glass with ice.

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  59. No, I used to start everyday with a cup of coffee until I subconsciously grew in body awareness through Men’s health magazines and continuous research.
    Don’t get me wrong I do have my cups of coffee when the need arises: Cold weather or in the event I decide to compliment a good old home made toasted chicken and mayo or ham and cheese sandwich
    My morning beverage consists of the following:
    Apple cider vinegar – 1 tb
    Lemon juice – 1tb
    Crushed Giner&Garlic – 1tp
    Tumeric- 1pinch
    Cinnamon – 1pinch
    Honey – 1tp
    Warm water
    I stir it all up and down the throat it goes followed by my face turning into a fist. Not the most tasteful drink you will have, but I can assure you there is alot of health benefits involved.
    Not for the fainted hearted if I may add.
    Give it shot, let me know how it made you feel through out the day.

    Is it healthy to begin the day with a cup of coffee?

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  60. Sure. Everyday. It’s some kind of a ritual. Makes me feels I’m pampering or spoiling myself and I feel really happy making coffee while listening to some music and knowing it’s a new and beautiful day.

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  61. It’s a very bad habit as the caff. in the coffee takes toll on ur body’s energy reserves and it has to work double to replenish them.
    Hope this helps

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  62. No, I’ a lifelong tea drinker. I drink all kinds of Tea, green, Puer, Red, Chai, herbal…though some of those aren’t truly “tea”. Unfortunately some of my favorite teas have caffeine, and since i go through phases where my body just cant do caffeine, I’ll lean toward the herbal teas. For the most part I’m seasonal with some sort of Chai variation in the Winter, Green Teas in the spring and Mint teas in the summer. Fall usually goes into the Chai Zone if its a cold fall.

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  63. Always! Yes, about 80 ounces between 430 am and 8am and then 16 ounces about 3pm most days. I am asleep within two minutes at bedtime 10–11pm.

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  64. If it’s a working day I feel I need something to help me get going then yes a takeaway black filter of good quality is often a nice treat or a V60 brewed into a reusable cup at home. If I’m working as a barista the same often applies at the start of a shift and/or to check the quality I’m serving. I find I can enjoy a coffee more late morning / early afternoon nonetheless if I’m not working as I have more time to appreciate it.

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  65. My first start to the day is green tea — sweetened with Stevia, honey and lemon.
    My second start to the day is a triple coconut milk latte, sweetened with Stevia, flavored with sugar-free vanilla syrup.
    Got to have my two go-two caffeine fixes!
    And, yes, it is every day.

    Is it healthy to begin the day with a cup of coffee?

    Photo by Frankie on Unsplash

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  66. I used to, but I recently read an article that said a glass of cold water first thing in the morning helps to boost metabolism and weight loss. I try to do one glass of water then my coffee, but my habit is still coffee first.

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  67. Bad, bad bad! First a glass of water to say the least.
    Next better, a glass of water with a tablespoon of honey into it. You will be YIPPEE. (I reluctantly added this lower class exclamation for the good of young American teeners who don’t know any better.)

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  68. Yes – one cup, maybe two over the weekends. I like light roasts and milk or creamer. Cappuccino with all the fixings with a cute design in the foam prepared by a hipster barista in a bookstore is pretty good too.

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  69. Never, I refuse to drink coffee 1st thing in the morning cause I know I won’t be able to get up without a cup every time if I do.
    Since I work at a coffee shop, I go in, do all my “chores” get my store ready AND THEN I congratulate myself with a cup of nice single-origin double espresso

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  70. No.
    But that is only since having originally liking it black I now prefer it with those fancy creams like International Coffees.
    I am too cheap to buy them all the time so no morning coffee most days. Which definitely makes me too cost conscious to buy it daily.
    Besides, if I were to buy a beverage most days (and I do!) it wouldn’t be a fancy, schmancy coffee. It would be (is) a slurpee.
    Truth!

    Thanks for asking Aklile.

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  71. No. I start with 400 mg of caffeine in tablet form (about 6:am). Coffee comes later. Then in the afternoon I take 2 more 200 mg caffeine tabs.
    At roughly 89 mg a cup I’d have to drink 4 cups in the morning and another 4 in the afternoon. In addition to the 3 I actually drink.

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  72. My husband always treats me to a cup of coffee each morning. I have hot coffee in the winter and iced coffee from spring on to summer. Delicious and my husband starts my day with love.

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  73. Usually yes as I prefer iced mocha even in the dead of winter. The only exception is when I was visiting my Filipina wife’s relatives in Baguio where I would drink chocolate coffee from a dry instant packet from a local mini shop.

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  74. No.
    I would like to, but I find that coffee on an empty stomach makes me nauseated, bloated and causes other unpleasant symptoms, I prefer a green tea at around 10:20–11:00 makes me far more satisfied, while reducing or eliminating the symptoms I get from coffee on an empty stomach.
    But, I do start my day with around 250–750 millilitres of fresh, room temprature/cold water.

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  75. Some days. I had a time when I woke up, ground beans, boiled some water, poured the ground beans into a french press, added the water, first a bit, then filled it, indulge on that wonderful aroma, added a dash of vanilla to a cup (sometimes cinnamon, sometimes a shot of whisky/brandy)…the nostalgia right now! Damn.
    Nowadays I drink coffee at random. This week I decided I will have one cup of coffee every odd day. Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Might still consider Sunday. However, unless it’s a sort of event I prefer to not have coffee on the weekend. For the past week during which I followed that single cup of coffee, I’ve twice had the worst coffee I could access and once coffee that is only so-so.
    Most days my days start with reading (coffee goes so well with reading!) followed by a non-hot shower (we rarely have room temperatures below 10 degrees Celsius, so a real cold shower is often unattainable).

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  76. Thanks for the A2A.
    When I’m on holiday, yes, generally I do start the day with a cup of coffee. Not so though during the working week.

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  77. No, i have to feed my cat first in order to get to my coffee maker. Once she’s fed, i’ll make and drink 2 cups to get me awake and moving on with my day.

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  78. Most days I’ll start my day with a cup of coffee. However, there are days that I’ll have a cup of tea in the morning. During the summer, our household will make smoothies instead of coffee or tea with breakfast.

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  79. No. I rarely ever drink coffee. Last time I had a coffee was almost a year ago, a spoonful of it. If anything, I probably have a decaf.

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  80. I think coffee smells wonderful but tastes terrible! My momma started every day with coffee and I would try at different times to drink it. Didn’t matter how I tried to doctor it up it was still horrible. So no I do not start my day with coffee.

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  81. Not every day. I’m trying to cut it out altogether. It has stained my teeth and makes my gums hurt. So I might have one cup every 2 weeks purely for its bowel movement properties.

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  82. New Delhi: Starting your day with a cup of coffee is considered one of the best ways to make your morning “beautiful”. Drinking coffee can provide a much-needed energy boost. It’s not just. New Delhi: Starting your day with a cup of coffee is considered one of the best ways to make your morning “beautiful”.

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  83. Yes, one or two mugs, to wake me up, nothing more after that after I retired. When still working I had coffee between patients at around 10 am (to busy to take a coffee break), at around 3 pm, and often at the end of the day together with the nurses so have an informal chat with them. We came to knew one another better, always good when we have to work together.

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  84. It’s not a bad way to start the day if you aren’t including sugar or cream.
    The healthiest, although most boring, way is simply to drink water.

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  85. I do like starting my day with a cup of coffee. I like the ritual of it. The sound of the water gushing into the kettle, the sound of the water boiling, pouring the hot water into the cup, the sound of the stir, the tinkle of the teaspoon against my cup. And the smell. The first sip. The warmth.
    As much as I like all of that, I don’t always start my day with coffee. Sometimes, I take a break from coffee and start my day with some fresh ginger and lemon tea, or I make myself a smoothie. The ritual isn’t the same, of course (I do like the process of making coffee the most), but I’m grateful I can choose what I want to start my day with, whether it be water, coffee, tea or a smoothie.

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  86. No, I don’t.
    I don’t drink coffee.
    I don’t like the taste.
    I do drink tea, though, and I never feel fully awake until after I’ve had my first cup in the morning.
    I suppose I drink tea the way that most people drink coffee.
    I think, for me, part of the stimulating effect of my first cup of tea comes more from the ritual of it, than the actual caffeine.

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  87. I will tell you the absolute truth: As I’m snuggling up with my pillow at night, as I’m falling to sleep, I’m thinking about that first delicious sip in the morning.
    Seriously. 😉

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  88. Yes I do. Every single day. So much so that one year on a trip to the beach, I found that the hotel provided coffee makers but not the coffee. I walked two miles round trip to get coffee for the room. ☕

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  89. No, I start my day by letting the dogs out back so they can do their business. Meanwhile, my coffee is brewing, so when I come back in, it’s ready for me to savor.

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  90. Thanks for the A2A. I usually have at least one cup of coffee in the morning, yes. I also drink at least one more cup later in the day (I work second shift).

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  91. I start each morning 7 days a week with coffee, usually 2–3 cups before 11am. This way I can focus on different tasks throughout the day.
    Only downfall is my body gets customed to waking up with a caffeine hit. Mornings that don’t start first thing with a coffee are.. let’s just say rough!
    The coffee I often buy is either Lavazza or kickinghorse coffee. Both I highly recommend, all comes down to what country your from.

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  92. I do. It’s kind of bad now. I wouldn’t function really well if I didn’t have coffee in the morning.
    Some people might think this is an exaggeration. Unfortunately, not. I’d be cranky, and worse, having headaches without my morning coffee. Suffering from coffee withdrawal isn’t fun at all. I tried reducing my coffee intake by not drinking coffee for a day, or even a few days. Then aga…

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  93. I have been kinda suckered into the bulletproof thing. Not because I think it’s a great idea, it’s just convenient given my odd life.

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  94. I try to have one cup per day. I’ve heard that’s optimum. I don’t start my day with it no, although I often have coffee an hour or two after I wake up.

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  95. No. I usually start with orange squash with which to take pills. I then usually have peppermint tea. That is what I drink most of in the way of hot drinks throughout the day. I drink orange squash, rather than orange juice because orange juice upsets my stomach if I have it in the morning. If I have pure fruit juice in the morning, I’ll have apple juice.

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  96. No, I gave it up about a year ago, I’d always enjoyed a cup all my adult life, but I noticed that it just wasn’t tasting good any more and I was drinking it out of habit. Like praying to a God I no longer believed in.
    Now when I do have a cup it tastes wonderful, I treat myself to a latte every few weeks.

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  97. Yes, although I would say first I drink a big glass of water.( Actually you’re supposed to drink TWO classes of water first thing in the morning but I don’t generally have time.). Then I have a nutritional beverage (not a smoothie, just powered veggies & fruits plus vitamin C).
    Then I have coffee.

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  98. No. I start my day with tea. I have an electric kettle on my bedside table and I keep a box of teabags in the drawer. Every night I take a mug and a small jug of milk upstairs with me. When I wake up I switch the kettle on, make my tea and drink it before I get out of bed. I like coffee, but I don’t often make it at home. I order it when I’m out at a cafe or restaurant, because so few American cafes make a decent cup of tea.

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  99. Yes. Mostly for the caffeine. It may be my only cup that day or the first of three, but its the only one that matters. Jumpstarts my insides and stave off a headache. Never have to take a laxative!

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  100. Most of the tamil brahmin families in south india, we start a day with a hot cup of good coffee. This is imbibed in our culture. Hopefully, it is a good stimulant to start the day.

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  101. Hi Aklile, thanks for the A2A… I do. I have it down to a “science”, if you will. I only want one cup in the morning, so that means I’m not making a pot. I can’t afford the individual K-pods, so that means I’m stuck with instant coffee. Not my favorite, but its better than nothing if you want a cup. I fix an 8oz cup of coffee in a 12 oz cup and then put a half a cup of half & half in for creamer. I like a little bit of coffee with my cream!

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