Gisele Bündchen is known for her strict diet, but her morning ritual is actually very simple and a great way to start the day. The now retired supermodel and wife of Tom Brady starts her day off with lukewarm water with lemon, followed by homemade green juice made with fruits and vegetables.
Jessica Cording, a registered dietitian, and author of Healthy in a Hurry: Simple, Wholesome Recipes for Every Meal of the Day, tells SELF about how great it is to start your day this way especially because it helps you keep hydrated.
“It can be a great way to work in fluids after eight hours overnight without drinking anything,” she says. The acidity found in lemon juice can help you go in the morning but without the need for caffeine. This is especially helpful if you suffer from constipation, drinking water can help move things along quicker. Plus, if you’re not a fan of drinking plain water, adding lemon may help you enjoy it better.
By drinking warm water, your body also has less work to do to increase the temperature of water, allowing it to leave the stomach faster. Water early in the morning can also boost your energy because when you get up and are feeling tired, it may be because you’re dehydrated. It also provides you with the recommended daily intake of vitamin C, which helps boost your immune system.