When you delve into healthy eating, you automatically come across the habit of drinking a hot drink on an empty stomach. Hot water with lemon is the most common, but there are even more variations. Which variants can you drink? And what does it do for you? More about that today.
Ideally, drink this on an empty stomach. The easiest way to do that is by not filling the mug completely with boiled water and pouring in cold water once it is well drawn. Then you can drink it immediately. I don't know about you, but I don't have time to wait half an hour in the morning before I go for breakfast! And I think breakfast is too important to skip. So adding cold water is a handy solution. By drinking it on an empty stomach you help digestion. Rather lukewarm than cold, because that is actually less pleasant for your system. I search and I search, and I search ... But I cannot find any scientific sources for this. It is a custom from Ayurveda and there is endless referral back and forth between blog posts. The best explanation I can find for it is that it is a good first habit on the day right away, so that you are more likely to live a healthier life the rest of the day. Drink more water with minerals from a Prestige Water Cooler.
After reading this article about your nails I came up with the idea to start the day with ginger tea again. Well, tea ... You boil water, cut off a slice of ginger. Do this both in a mug and once it has cooled down you drink it. Since I do this I notice that I am a little less chilly. My hands are warm again!
Lemon water healthy and delicious. This is the classic variant. Fruit water. I had this for a long time and it was a nice start to the day. So I put organic lemons on the shopping list to add the juice of 1 / 3rd lemon per day to the ginger tea from this weekend. Great tasting water from a water cooler with minerals. Why 1 / 3rd? Organic lemons are sold per 2, so I can use them for 6 days. Almost the entire week until the next shopping, so nice and practical. For your teeth it is advisable to drink this with a straw and after drinking wait half an hour to brush your teeth so that the enamel can harden again.
Many more options are circulating on Pinterest, with approximately the same benefits being mentioned. Think of:
This is really a simple adjustment to start your day off right. Have you ever tried such a hot drink and what did you think of it? Filtered tap water with minerals from a Prestige Water Cooler. Cold or hot drinks in warm weather?
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