Contributed by: Healthians Team


The morning is a critical time that can set the tone for the rest of the day — and your short and long term health.

And your first-thing-out-of-bed beverage is important as it can help keep that clock running on time.

If you start the morning off on the right foot, you’re ready for whatever the day throws your way.

Let’s find out the best drinks to sip first thing in the morning to start your day right for the best-day-ever condition.

Lemon juice with honey

Most dieticians recommend drinking a concoction of honey and lemon with warm water first thing in the morning.

Drinking this on an empty stomach puts your system into fat-burning mode, making you feel fit, healthy, and light throughout the day.

These components aid in the removal of any harmful chemicals and toxins from the body by regularising the bowel movement. 


Take one glass of lukewarm water and add half a lemon juice and one spoonful of honey to it. Drink it right away.

Jeera water

For a morning beverage on the go that’s also packed with digestion-boosting effects, you should begin drinking jeera water in the morning.

This millennium-old spice is recommended by Ayurveda as a miracle morning health tonic.

Jeera or cumin seeds are known for their ability to relieve acidity and bloating.  


All you have to do is add one teaspoon of jeera to one cup of water and bring it to a boil.

Allow it to cool and then drink it on an empty stomach. If you want to make your morning drink more flavourful, infuse the water with a few drops of lemon juice.

Apple cider vinegar

Touted as a miracle drink, practically every health enthusiast acknowledges the many health benefits of apple cider vinegar (ACV).

Many proponents of ACV advise a shot of apple cider vinegar with water in the morning.

The combination is a powerful immune booster, clears out toxins from the body and aid a fresh start.

Various studies have mentioned that ACV aids in weight loss, lowers bad cholesterol, improves digestion, and balances skin pH. 


To reap the benefits of this metabolism-boosting beverage, simply drink one teaspoon of ACV in warm water.

Squeeze of honey and/or a dash of cinnamon or ginger, and you are ready for your day.


More than just flavouring in your cup of chai, consuming tulsi water in the morning on an empty stomach is the best way to kick start your day.

Tulsi, often called the ‘Golden remedy of Ayurveda’, is loaded with antioxidants that improve the functioning of the digestive organs.

Having tulsi water first thing in the morning can flush out toxins and germs right away. It can also aid digestion by increasing the secretion of digestive enzymes. 


Add a few tulsi leaves to one cup of water and bring it to a boil.

Allow the concoction to simmer for a few minutes.

Let it cool and then drink it on an empty stomach.

To improve the taste of your drink, you may add a tablespoon of honey.

Mint Leaves

Studies also show that fresh mint tea is loaded with digestive and immune-boosting properties from the fresh mint leaves — plus it t’s tasty, and contains negligible amounts of calories and sugar!

The menthol quality of mint water has been shown to relax the smooth muscles in the colon, which relieves pain experienced during bowel movements.

Make it part of your morning ritual to help grease the wheels of digestion and fire up the system.

Method: Soak a few mint leaves in a tumbler full of water. Keep it overnight.

Drink this infused water slowly in a relaxed manner, first thing in the morning.

You can add a dash of lemon juice too and enjoy!

Yes, what you drink really matters!

No matter what, experts agree that what you have first thing in the morning is very important.

Many energy drinks contain a lot of caffeine, so if you drink one first thing in the morning, you must be extremely cautious about your caffeine intake for the rest of the day. 

Remember, your body deserves to enjoy a crack-of-dawn beverage that promotes minimally civilized behaviour for the rest of the day.

With minimal effort, you can enhance your health by replacing sugar-loaded, junk-filled beverages with fad-free beverages.

If you want to keep it simple, then just drink a tall glass of warm water as your first sip of the day. 

Furthermore, you should also frequently opt for preventive health checkups.

These health checks provide you with a comprehensive insight into your health, allowing you to take necessary precautions to stay at the top of your health.