The legendary innovator Thomas Edison presaged these immortal words ,”The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will instruct his patients in care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.” Everything in that statement is true and the ongoing pandemic has reminded us on the frailties of human body, and highlighted our negligence in taking care of the same. With the total cases of COVID-19 crossing the 22 million mark , the hysteria and panic it has been setting , beggar belief. We have often heard about the importance of mornings in our lives and the need to utilize it properly. In the following article , we seek to discuss some of the important drinks one should take in the morning to maintain good health.
For those of you , struggling with their weight and obesity , this healthy concoction is just what you need. According to a 1999-2000 Italian National Health Survey , majority of the participants were found to have a direct correlation between their BMI and lifestyle related diseases like Diabetes , Heart disease and stroke. It is very pertinent to maintain optimum weight to reduce the risk of such illness. Honey promotes weight loss in individuals and is a phytonutrient storehouse while cinnamon is known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and this mixture can prove beneficial.
Take 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder and little honey , add to a glass.
Pour some warm water and stir until honey dissolves.
Consume early morning on an empty stomach.
Green Tea with Cinnamon
Looking for a drink that help you lose weight but not fun of adopting a diet regime ? This drink is just for you. Green Tea is a proven weight loss aid and can provide a host of benefits ranging from lowering cholesterol , speeding up metabolism to prevention of heart disease along with the goodness of cinnamon which controls blood sugar, fights off stomach flu and anti-bacterial.
Take 1 glass of water , add a green tea bag and bring it to a boil.
Add cinnamon stick to the mixture and let it boil.
Strain and serve.
Mint & Cucumber Water
For those struggling with an iffy digestion and fluid retention issues , this drink is a lifesaver. Cucumber keeps your body hydrated, a stress buster and improves digestion while mint strengthens the liver, alleviates symptoms of asthma and a nectar for skin. Taking this drink first thing in the morning after waking up can prove to be wonderful for your health.
Take a jar , add a medium sliced cucumber to it and then add a freshly sliced lemon to this.
Add a tbsp of fresh mint leaves and a pinch of ginger powder.
Add 2 liters of coconut water and shake well.
Keep this jar in the fridge and drink it after waking up the next morning.
Dustin Hoffman had said ,”Two necessary things to sustain life are sunshine and coconut water.” Coconut water is an elixir that God has gifted us and is a prime source of major nutrients. It is loaded with antioxidants that have the ability to kill free radicals according to a 2007 study published in the Clinical Interventions in Aging journal. Besides being a rich source of antioxidants , it also is helpful in maintaining blood sugar and promoting heart health. Always have a coconut water on an empty stomach early in the morning as it is replete with lauric acid which is a friend of your immune system besides having it after every jog or exercise.
It bears a scientific name ,Tinospora Cordifolia , and has been an important herb in the Ayurveda medicine. It is also known as ‘Amrita’ in Sanskrit which means immortality. It is a powerhouse medicinal benefits. From treating cold, cough , flu , sore throat to treating diabetes , psoriasis and long-troubling arthritis , this is a magical root that merits a sincere use. The FDA has approved its use in the US owing to the host of benefits it offers. It is also a stress-reliever which is a good news for those who work day and night in offices and stores.
Having 1 tbsp of giloy with half a cup lukewarm water early in the morning on an empty stomach to derive maximum benefits.
To conclude our discussion , it is vital to incorporate the above in your daily morning routines to be disease free and lead a healthy life. Health is not a luxury but an investment and that requires constant care. In the rush of our work and the increasing stress it is generating , it bodes well to adopt a healthy lifestyle that features some of the most acclaimed fuels that keep a vehicle known as body going.