For most people, the first thing they drink when they wake up is a cup of coffee. After all, it tastes great and the caffeine provides a nice buzz to start the day. But coffee is also acidic and dehydrating—which is the complete opposite of what our bodies truly need first thing in the morning.
After sleeping for seven or eight hours, we're already in a dehydrated state from the lack of liquids. That's why what you drink first thing in the morning is so important and can indeed set the tone for how you feel the rest of your day.
What your body needs first thing in the morning is something cleansing, hydrating, and energizing. In other words: a health elixir.
Personally, I've never been a coffee drinker. Ever since I can remember I've always started my morning with a big, cold glass of water. But as I began my personal wellness journey, I decided to upgrade my good ol' morning glass of water to a supercharged health elixir.
At first, I started with a warm cup of lemon water, after I learned that warm lemon water can help aid digestion, cleanse the liver, and boost the immune system. I definitely noticed improved digestion after just one week. But I also wanted to experiment with different elixirs.
So I tried out various morning tonics while staying connected to my body and taking note of how each elixir affected my energy and digestion. In particular, I tested: