5. Eat cereal
A usual portion of cereal (50 grams) contains about 4 tbsp. of sugar. A lot of sugar in the morning causes an infusion of insulin into the blood, and when the effect wears off, you get tired and become lethargic. Milk, yogurt and fresh fruit, when added to cereals, are also unhealthy to eat in the morning, so it’s best to stay away from them.
A famous dietitian, Chelsey Amer, recently said that it’s healthier to eat a slice of pizza in the morning than a bowl of cereal. Pizza contains proteins, fats, and carbohydrates, making it a balanced breakfast. However, it’s important to remember not to eat more than one slice.
Aside from pizza, you can eat scrambled eggs, cottage cheese, or meat that doesn’t contain too much much fat.
6. Brush your teeth after food
After eating food, the enamel on your teeth becomes vulnerable, especially if you ate fruit, citrus, or drank soda thanks to the fact that they contain citric acid and phosphoric acid. What you should do instead, is wash your mouth out with water and remove the leftovers of the food with dental floss. Try to brush your teeth only 30 minutes after eating any food.
7. Drink black coffee
Black coffee right after waking up makes your cortisol levels high which leads to anxiety. And if you drink coffee when you’re hungry, you can get gastritis. Research shows that the best time for drinking your first cup of coffee is three or four hours after waking up. However, if you can’t resist drinking coffee in the morning, add a little milk or cream to it. This way you will decrease the harsh effects of the drink on the stomach.
8. Make the bed right away
When you make your bed right after you get up, you create a good environment for dust mites, because the moisture that your body left on the sheets during the night doesn’t have a chance to evaporate. Scientists recommend completely moving the blanket from the mattress after you wake up to let the sheets dry.
We know that it’s extremely difficult to give up your bad habits all at once. That’s why it’s better to give them up one at a time. We decided to start by giving up checking our phones first thing in the morning. How about you?
Illustrated by Natalia Kulakova