Instead of grabbing that coffee first thing in the morning, consider feeding your body the most refreshing and pure beverage in existence, water. Water is a the elixir of life- it comprises 70% of our bodies, the Earth's surface, most fruit and vegetables and most other living creatures on Earth.
Our bodies crave water, but because we've been surrounded by a culture of sodas, coffee, juice, energy drinks and the like, our bodies have trouble communicating to us when it is thirsty for pure, delicious water.
The best times to drink water are just after waking, before meals and after exercise. Drinking sips of water all day long is best, and we should be drinking 3-5 liters per day of the pure good stuff.
And.. the benefits of starting your day with nature's miracle liquid:
Drinking plenty of water on rising stimulates the digestive tract and boosts your metabolism for the day. The flow of water through an empty stomach reduces level of acidity in the stomach and clears out other debris built up in the digestive tract overnight. It also stimulates bowels, prevents constipation, and keeps you regular in the morning. According to Ayurveda, the longer you wait to go in the day, the more toxins are released back into your system from stored poo.
xx big love ~Eco Yogi
P.S. make sure your water is filtered! no one wants flouride, chlorine, heavy metals, or any other poisons in their water!