The 11 Healthiest Foods You Should Start Your Day With

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    Water in a Copper Vessel

    According to Ayurveda, drinking water stored in a copper vessel overnight helps in balancing all the three doshas (vata, kapha and pitta). It helps with acidity, indigestion and aids in weight loss.

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    Honey with Warm Water

    This concoction is known to improve digestion and immunity. When you have it early morning on an empty stomach it helps to boost your metabolism.

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    Soaked Almonds

    Soaked almonds are packed with essential vitamins and minerals. When you soak them, their nutrient profile is enhanced. After a long fasting period it is good to eat 5-10 almonds. It gives you nutrition early morning and also improves satiety through the day.

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    Amla Juice

    Fresh amla juice should be taken on an empty stomach but after having it you should avoid coffee or tea for at least 45 minutes. Amla is rich in vitamin C and helps boost your immunity.

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    Papaya

    It is good to eat papaya on an empty stomach early morning as it cleans your stomach and is excellent for smooth bowel movement.

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    Lemon Water

    Drinking lemon water first thing in the morning flushes out toxins and if you have it with luke warm water it also helps in digestion.

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    Banana

    According to Ayurveda, fruit is the first food that should be eaten on an empty stomach. Bananas can help in reducing acidity. It makes for a complete meal in itself and is great to give you energy if you hit the gym early morning.

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    Watermelon

    This fruit should only be eaten on an empty stomach. The best time to have watermelon is early morning. Watermelon is low in calories and full of electrolytes. It is nourishing, light and hydrating and makes for a great start to a summer morning.

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    Infused Water

    Drinking water infused with herbs and spices like fennel, tulsi and methi dana is a common practice in Indian households. These herbs and spices come with their own set of health benefits and offer a nutritious start to your day.

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    Bitter Ghee

    This is an Ayurvedic preparation where desi ghee is infused with bitter herbs like neem, manjistha and more (also known as Tikta Ghrita). Bitter taste in Ayurveda is known to be cooling, cleansing and helps in reducing anti-microbial activity. You can have one teaspoon every day with warm water but avoid eating anything for at least half an hour after having it.

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    Dates

    Dates are a great source of instant energy that is much needed to kick start your day.


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