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Coffee Lover? It Could Be in Your Genes

For some, coffee is the true nectar of the gods, while others won’t touch a drop of the stuff. Now, a new study reveals how genes influence people’s preferences for a cup o’ Joe.

Researchers analyzed genetic data from studies of more than 120,000 coffee drinkers of European and African-American ancestry. They found eight locations of the human genome linked with coffee drinking, six of which had never been linked to consumption of the beverage before, according to the study.

Drink Coffee After a Meal

Drink coffee after a meal. For most people that would be breakfast, and it’s definitely better to wait until you have some food in your system before downing that cup of coffee.  Caffeine causes your body to release sugar into your bloodstream which in turn causes the pancreas to release insulin (another good reason to get sugar out!). 

On an empty stomach this can cause a sharp drop in blood sugar which can then set up more sugar cravings. Furthermore, the caffeine in coffee can suppress your appetite causing you to go longer without feeling hungry.