What should you drink first thing in the morning? Here are some suggestions

Warm lemon water
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Starting your day with the right drink can set the tone for your overall health and well-being. Here are some great options for the first drink to have after waking up:

Warm lemon water
Squeeze half a lemon into a glass of warm water. You can add a teaspoon of honey for extra benefits.
Benefits: Detoxifies the body, boosts the immune system, aids digestion, and hydrates.

Apple cider vinegar drink
Mix one to two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of warm water. You can add a bit of honey or cinnamon for taste.
Benefits: Helps with digestion, balances blood sugar levels, and supports weight loss.

Ginger tea
Boil water with fresh ginger slices for about 5-10 minutes. Strain and enjoy. You can add a bit of honey or lemon for additional flavour.
Benefits: Anti-inflammatory, aids digestion, boosts immunity, and relieves stress.

Turmeric water
Mix half a teaspoon of turmeric powder in a glass of warm water. Add a pinch of black pepper to enhance absorption and a teaspoon of honey if desired.
Benefits: Anti-inflammatory, boosts immunity, and supports liver function.

Green tea
Steep a green tea bag in hot water for 3-5 minutes. You can add a bit of lemon or mint for extra flavour.
Benefits: Rich in antioxidants, boosts metabolism, and improves brain function.

Cucumber mint water
Infuse a jug of water with cucumber slices and fresh mint leaves overnight.
Benefits: Hydrates, detoxifies, and refreshes.

Stay away from sugary drinks first thing in the morning. Ensure your first drink of the day helps you rehydrate after a night's sleep. Incorporating one of these drinks into your morning routine can kickstart your metabolism, provide essential nutrients, and set a positive tone for the rest of your day.

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