There is no better way to start your day then sipping on something wonderful in the morning. It is one of those things that easily fits into a morning ritual. Pouring yourself a steaming cup of tea or coffee to enjoy while you read the morning paper is equivalent to a meditation session. Drinking tea and reading the paper isn’t the only morning drink option either. There are lots of people who drink for their health. There are lots of people who make sure to carry a healthy beverage or drink in an insulated water bottle, if they don’t have the time to drink up as part of their morning ritual!
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for a reason; it is the most influential way to kick your body into gear and set it on the right path for your health. You can even influence your ability to lose weight by drinking the right beverage in the morning. Below are some of the best beverages to drink in the morning to boost your metabolism and encourage weight loss throughout the day.
1. Turmeric Milk
Turmeric is an herb that has been utilized for weight loss for quite some time. Curcumin, the active ingredient contained inside turmeric has properties that have the ability to affect genes that control how your body stores fat. On top of that, it helps you to deal with inflammation and counteracts pain, so you can put aside that morning ibuprofen or Advil. It also has been shown to make your body more flexible, so drinking it in the morning can loosen you up which helps you stay active throughout the day.
2. Coffee with Dark Chocolate
Most people don’t need to be told about this one. Coffee is a mandatory morning drink for most people (these people will tell you who they are as they will be irritable before drinking that first sacred cup). It is a great first beverage to drink in order to start your day, so long as you don’t overload it with sugar and creamers. The problem is coffee is naturally bitter, so people tend to want to put in outside sweeteners. That’s where the dark chocolate comes in. Dark chocolate adds a little bit of sweetness to your cup of joe alongside some antioxidants and other great benefits. The combination of coffee and dark chocolate also boosts your metabolism which helps to encourage weight loss. Steaming hot or cold, however you like it, make sure to add in slabs of dark chocolate and carry your cup in an insulated drinkware!
3. Green tea
Green tea is one of those drinks that is synonymous with good health, and for good reason. It has lots of antioxidants and nutrients that your body needs. It is also a great weight loss aide thanks to its sizable content of catechins, powerful antioxidants that boost your metabolism and help your body burn fat. If you want to maximize the effectiveness of drinking green tea, then you should invest in matcha, a green tea variety that contains a higher amount of catechins than loose green tea varieties. Green tea also contains caffeine which helps to promote weight loss by boosting your body’s energy levels so you can be more active throughout the day.
Drinking water and keeping hydrated is one of the simplest things you can do to improve your health and start losing weight. Water doesn’t have the same benefits as caffeine or turmeric and it gives you energy or burns fat. But it is a calorie free beverage that can help you stay satiated and subsequently eat less. Drinking water also reduces the amount of false hunger cravings that you experience. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t eat food in the morning; breakfast is the most important meal of the day after all. Instead, it will help you moderate how much you’re eating in the morning instead. Cold water has also been shown to increase your body’s resting energy expenditure as well. This means your body will burn more calories while in a restive state.
5. Black Tea
Black tea is another great option for stimulating weight loss. It does not have all the same benefits of green tea, but it does contain lots of polyphenolic compounds known as flavonoids. They are powerful antioxidants that help your body to reduce weight by curbing your appetite and reducing caloric intake. It also stimulates fat breakdown and increases the growth of gut friendly bacteria.
6. Pineapple and Lime Metabolism Booster
There’s nothing more refreshing than a nice cool glass of pineapple juice in the morning. It isn’t just refreshing and sweet, it is also the perfect beverage for boosting your metabolism and kicking your body into 1st gear. The pineapple contains a compound known as bromelain; it is a mixture of a multitude of enzymes that improve digestion, reduces inflammation, and even prevents blood clots from forming.
This drink also calls for some cinnamon and lime- something you may not be expecting. The cinnamon helps to suppress your appetite so you’re less likely to overindulge, and it reduces your blood glucose levels. The limes just help you stay healthy longer, by providing you with some much needed antioxidants. They also help to regulate satiety and keep your weight under control.
7. Ginger Tea
A nice warm cup of tea in the morning may be just what you need, both for peace of mind and to help regulate your body weight. The warmth of the tea is naturally relaxing and can help you maintain that last little bit of peace in the morning that we so highly value. The ginger component just makes everything go a little bit smoother due to ginger’s anti-inflammatory abilities. If you have any aches or sores from the strenuous activity of just living, the ginger will help ease them.
But all of those health benefits are just bonuses on the side. The real reason ginger tea is on this list is because of ginger’s active component, gingerol. It is responsible for eliminating any stomach issues you might have, such as diarrhea, gastritis, or irritable bowel syndrome. Keeping your stomach and digestive system healthy will ultimately help you regulate your weight by helping you to properly regulate your food intake.
8. Fenugreek Tonic
Ok, if you’re looking for something that’s super simple to make and is going to help you to regulate your weight and even encourage weight loss, then look no further than this fenugreek tonic. You can prepare a fresh glass in a matter of moments; you just have to let the fenugreek seeds soak in a glass of water overnight first. Consuming fenugreek seeds can help to improve the metabolization of glucose and lipids. It also increases your insulin sensitivity and has antioxidant properties as an added bonus.
9. Celery Smoothie
Celery is one of those ingredients that is considered to be a negative calorie food. This means that the body requires more energy to actually digest and absorb it than the calories it provides. The idea is that just eating celery is enough to trigger weight loss. Celery also has quite a bit of ability to improve your metabolism on top of being a negative calorie food. If you add some apple cider vinegar into your celery smoothie you can also regulate your blood sugar and blood pressure.
10. Honey and Lemon Detox
If you need to drink something sweet in the morning but you also want to focus on losing weight, look no further than this honey and lemon detox. It is beyond simple to prepare; you are literally just combining lime juice and honey. The honey is fantastic for preventing gut problems, reducing inflammation, and improving cardiovascular health, all things you need to lose weight successfully. Once again, the lime helps to boost your immune system and keep you healthy so that you can stay active. It also helps your body to maintain a healthy pH balance which promotes great internal health.
11. Skinny Papaya and Cinnamon
You may think that a good weight loss breakfast drink has to be unenjoyable; a lot of health food tends to be that way for some reason. But you can actually make a super effective health food drink that tastes delicious and helps you lose weight all at the same time. All you need is papaya and cinnamon. Papaya helps to improve gut health and lower bad LDL cholesterol levels. The cinnamon component also helps to regulate blood sugar levels as well.
12. Weight Loss Coconut Water
Coconut water is already one of those drinks that is prized for its healthy qualities. It’s just when people talk about coconut water being healthy, they’re normally referring to the fact that coconut water has electrolytes and helps you to stay hydrated. But coconut water can be so much more than that. It is a fantastic base for creating a powerful weight loss breakfast drink. Just add pineapple, some black salt, and ground fennel seeds, and you will have a drink that suppresses your appetite and helps you feel fuller longer.
13. Kokum Juice
Kokum fruit is a natural weight loss supplement that is quickly gaining momentum in health and wellness circles. It has a great citrus taste that is also a little bit tarty and a little bit tangy. The citric acid contained in it has the ability to reduce your appetite and even burn excess fat from your body. It is one of the most natural and simple ways to stimulate healthy weight loss. All you have to do is blend up the kokum fruit and drink it down, as a wonderful breakfast drink.
Kokum juice doesn’t just help to regulate your appetite, it also counters other digestive issues such as overt acidity and constipation. The powerful little fruit can tackle inflammation, a condition that can contribute to obesity as well, due to its garcinol component.
14. Cumin Water
You want to be careful with this one. It is more of a tonic than a traditional breakfast drink. Basically, you prepare it by boiling a teaspoon of cumin seeds in water and let it do its thing. The cumin produces heat inside your body which will help to burn fat and speed up your metabolism. As an added bonus, cumin seeds also contain antioxidants which help to keep you healthy by boosting your immune system and killing free radicals that can cause cancer. The only problem with this drink is you might struggle to get it down due to the taste.
15. Diluted Apple Cider Vinegar
This breakfast drink is for the hard core health fanatics out there. It may be best to down this as a shot instead of as something you drink or sip on as apple cider vinegar can be tough to go down, hence the need to dilute it with water. Apple cider vinegar is very acidic and can bring balance to your body. It also helps to regulate blood glucose levels and reduce bad LDL cholesterol levels. But the most important feature of apple cider vinegar is that it boosts your lipid metabolism.
16. Cinnamon and Apple Juice
This is a real sweet weight loss drink that you probably did not see coming. The apples are high in dietary fiber which helps you to lose weight by improving your satiety. The cinnamon increases the heat in your body and provides you with extra antioxidants. You don’t have to just drink this for breakfast either. You can pack it in a thermos and sip on it throughout the day so that you eat less overall and keep your metabolism ramped up.
These are just some of the beverage options that you can include in your morning breakfast menu. The most important thing is to find something to suit your taste, while not being full of processed sugar. Make sure it’s as fresh as possible, and that it isn’t your entire breakfast as well.