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Coffee or Water: What to Drink in the Morning

Andrew Parker
Aug 23, 2022

What is the first thing you do when you wake up? Well besides checking your phone and brushing your teeth. Much like anyone, you probably get yourself something to drink. Now you may not have given it much thought, but what you drink first thing in the morning is really important. With that said, chances are you either drink coffee or water. With that said, you may also be wondering which one of these beverages you should be drinking in the morning. Thankfully you have come to the right place. Continue reading this article to find out which of these beverages you should be drinking in the morning.

Cup of cappuccino and still water on the table in a coffee shop

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Starting your day off with a warm cup of coffee almost seems traditional in a sense. Everyone does it, especially when you need some extra energy in the morning. But is this the right thing to do? Well, you see even though coffee gives you energy and has water in it. You may not want to drink it the first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. You see when you wake up in the morning, your body technically went through eight hours of fasting. This simply means that your body hasn’t gotten anything nutrients or hydrating in eight hours.

This then means that you need to give your body something that will allow it to run the entire day. This is why you need water. Water gives your body a chance to wake up from fasting and it gives you the hydration you need to start and run your day. You also have to keep in mind that you need eight glasses of water for the day so why not start will one? Once you have had a glass of water, you can then move on to drink your delicious cup of coffee.