Morning coffee vs water: which is best?
Most people need a caffeine boost to start the day, and can’t imagine waking up without a cup of coffee, as it has its own benefits. For example, it improves memory and cognitive function, and lowers your risk of Type 2 diabetes, colon cancer and gallstones. However, due to its psychoactive nature, it’s a mildly addictive stimulant, making your body crash and crave it when it’s running low.
Water is one of the most effective alternatives to coffee in the morning. Considering you’re asleep and fasting for 4-8hours on average, your body is going to need fluid to wake up in the morning. Some people cope well when drinking only a glass of water, but others still need their cuppa in the morning. Thankfully there are ways to reap the benefits of water without giving up your coffee.
If you need your caffeine fix, try drinking at least one glass of water beforehand. This will instantly boost your energy and get your metabolism up and running. Your brain and body works better on water than anything else. Afterwards, feel free to enjoy your Americano, Grande Latte or frothy cappuccino.
To reap even more health benefits from water in the morning, add some fresh lemon. It not only tastes good, but also provides you with a good source of potassium, folate and vitamin C which assists in building protein and muscle, controlling the your heart’s electrical operations and the repair and growth of tissue. Lemon water also cleanses your system while providing your body with powerful antioxidants and electrolytes.
In conclusion, your morning coffee isn’t taboo if you are sensible about it and not loading it with sugar or flavour syrups. However, you must start your day with a glass of water for maximum benefits and drink more H20 during the day to keep hydrated so that you can enjoy your cup of java guilt free.