Did you know most of us start our mornings already dehydrated?
Think about it: Sleeping seven or eight hours a night is a long time to go without water. And that’s not counting other factors that might be at play — like maybe a few too many glasses of wine the night before.
So, by the time you wake up, your body is likely, already slightly dehydrated.
The good news though? This can be easily fixed.
While water is always the best option to start your day, other healthy libations can have a beneficial role.
Find out the best drinks to sip first thing in the morning for hydration, hangovers, energy, boosting your metabolism, and more.
1. Make over your Morning Drinks glass of water
The benefits of drinking water (at least 2 cups) first thing in the morning are plenty. Besides flushing out toxins and providing some much-needed skin hydration, this amount of water can increase your metabolism.
Freshen your cup with hints of vitamins
But who said your morning cup of water has to be plain? Infuse your water with lemon (or other citrus), herbs, cucumber, and fruit.
Add a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
We know even just the idea of drinking apple cider vinegar (ACV) can result in raised eyebrows, but here’s why you should. Apple cider vinegar has been proven to lower blood sugar and aid in weight loss. Initial studies also hint that ACV can help kill pathogens.
To reap the benefits of this metabolism-boosting beverage, simply mix 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar into your morning glass of water.
Go for sparkling or coconut
Sparkling water can be a hydrating and fun option, but just make sure you’re drinking the pure, unsweetened stuff.
2. Hydrate while boosting your metabolism
Not feeling like downing H2O when you wake up? While we strongly recommend starting the day with a glass of water, here are some alternatives your body will also be okay with.
Boost your metabolism with green tea
Sipping green tea comes with several health benefits thanks to its high dose of antioxidants. One of these benefits is a big boost to your metabolism. Studies have shown that green tea not only increases metabolic rate, but can also help burn fat.
Hold off hunger with bulletproof coffee
While coffee alone has been shown to benefit metabolism, drinking a cup of bulletproof coffee first thing in the morning will provide double duty.
This is because both coffee and MCTs (medium-chain fats) have an effect on metabolism. When it comes to making bulletproof coffee, try coconut oil (a rich source of MCTs) or MCT oil, but be sure to not replace a nutritious breakfast with this delicious morning starter.
3. Feeling fatigued? Morning Drinks this for energy
Amp up your energy with vegetable juice
If your morning caffeine just isn’t doing the trick, think about switching your cup of coffee for a glass of green juice.
Hear us out. The nutrients found in vegetables — specifically leafy green vegetables like kale and spinach — are proven to promote energy levels.
Vegetables that are especially high in iron aid in delivering oxygen to your cells and fighting fatigue head-on.
Get a cleaner buzz with Yerba mate
For a cleaner caffeine buzz without those coffee-associated jitters, consider a cup of yerba mate. This South American tea-like beverage contains an abundance of antioxidants, vitamins, and amino acids.
The unique chemical makeup of mate’s active compounds (all 196 of them!) provide a boost of sustained energy without the negative side effects.
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