When I lived in Seattle, the home of Starbucks, I used to reach for a cup of strong coffee before my feet even touched the ground. Moving seemed impossible without a single tall skinny latte. Later, when I moved to Europe, I started my love affair with tea. I even made a thermos of green tea every night so that I didn’t have to get out of bed without it. Tea was the first thing that touched my lips every day. It became a ritual… then a form or meditation… then a way of life.

Next, I went through a smoothie stage, where I would make wonderful potions, including spinach, banana, avocado and ginger. Sure, there was a lot of grating and chopping involved, but, at least my first meal of the day was packed with vitamins.

Experience the Health Benefits of Lemon Juice

Finally, after going through almost every other possible morning drink, I came across something simple and powerful that has changed the way that I feel – lemon juice. In many ways, lemons combine the best attributes of the other drinks that I have tried. Lemon juice mixed with warm water helps me to wake up. It gives me a boost of vitamins. It also gives me a pleasant, healthy ritual to follow.

Through all of my experimentation, I have discovered one thing – the first thing that you drink in the morning matters. It sets the tone for your whole day and has a strong influence on your energy level, mood and alertness.

If you are getting a bit tired of paying for tea or coffee every morning, why not give lemon juice a chance? It’s had a big impact on my life and it may just do the same for you.

What is your favourite morning drink? Are you a coffee or a tea drinker? Have you ever tried warm water and lemon in the morning? Did you notice a difference in your mood, energy and alertness? Please add your comments.

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