Starting you day with tea or coffee may not be a great idea.
The best part of waken up, is not with caffeine in your cup. Caffeine can affect your health in more ways than one. Celebrity Nutritionist & Food Guru Pooja Makhija clears the air, “Never start your day with caffeine – be it coffee or tea. Caffeine should not be the first thing that you give your body on an empty stomach. You need to line your stomach with some solids before you take caffeine else it may trigger the stomach acids and wreck havoc with your digestion through the day.”
Why would we say this when we are a Tea & Coffee Company? Keep Reading to find out why at Ollin Tea & Café we offer many healthy Options for breakfast.
We agree with the majority of Doctors that recommend to Pick up a glass of warm water and add 1tsp of Lemon juice to kick-start your system.
Keeping this advice in mind, Food NDTV rounded up five reasons why it is best to avoid tea as the first thing you have in the morning.
1. Disrupts your metabolic activity
Drinking tea right in the morning may disrupt your metabolic system due to imbalance of acidic and alkaline substances in the stomach which can interfere with the regular metabolic activity of the body and keep you troubled through the day.
2. Dehydrates your body
According to Lokendra Tomar, Weight Loss and Wellness Coach, “Tea is diuretic i n nature which means that it removes the water from our body. Our body is already dehydrated due to eight hours of sleep and intake of water or food, tea only adds to that state of dehydration. Excessive dehydration will eventually cause an imbalance in minerals leading to muscle cramps.”
3. Erodes oral health
When you consume tea early morning, the bacteria in your mouth will breakdown the sugar which leads to increased acid levels in the mouth and this can cause erosion of the enamel in your teeth. It may even cause gingivitis due to excessive bacteria build up.
4. The caffeine kick hits back
Caffeine is known to give you an instant energy boost. However, giving your body a strong dose of caffeine on an empty stomach may have side effects that include nausea, dizziness and other unpleasant sensations. It is best to have tea or coffee after eating something.
5. Leads to bloating
Due to the presence of milk in the tea, many people may feel bloated majorly because of the high lactose content in the milk that can affect your gut when it is empty. This can lead to gas and constipation.
According to Lokendra Tomar, we should consume alkaline drinks in the morning like lukewarm water with a pinch of Himalayan pink salt. You can even start your day with lime water to reboot your system after long hours of rest. A few drops of coconut vinegar or apple cider vinegar with water, plain coconut water, raw honey and aloe vera juice are also good options. These drinks are far better and healthier than consuming a hot cup of tea right in the morning on an empty stomach.
Breakfast Options at Ollin Tea & Cafe
The ideal time to have tea is mid-morning after having your breakfast. This is when your metabolic activity starts functioning properly and a cup of tea or any other beverage may get digested easily.
That’s why at Ollin Tea & Café we offer many healthy Options for breakfast. Such as;
- Gluten Free Breakfast Taco.
- Gluten Free Dairy Free Waffles
- Breakfast Sandwich
- Breakfast Burrito with Home-made Chorizo
- Spinach & Egg Wrap
In addition you will always find complementary Purified alkaline water (lemon or lime juice). Some say it can help slow the aging process, regulate your body’s pH level, and prevent chronic diseases like cancer.
After a Delicious Breakfast and your metabolic activity starts functioning properly, Order a cup of your favorite Coffee Drink made with our Freshly Roasted – Award winning “Ollin Cofee” or one of our Tea selections (over 150 Options). You will then be ready for an Amazing Day and on your way to start finding your “Ollin”