Nutritionists recommeds the best times to consume tea, coffee, milk, and apples

By Anju T K, Intern Reporter
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A cup of hot coffee or tea is a common way for many of us to start our days. However, having them first thing in the morning may not be a good, long-term habit.

According to nutritionist Ms. Nmami Agarwal, ending the day with a glass of milk is the recommended routine. The expert listed a few items and suggested the optimal time to consume them to get the most nutritional value out of them.

Ms. Agarwal commented that “Tea and coffee are both the go-to beverages without which most can’t even think of our day at work. But not taking them at the right time can have ill effects on the body and disrupt your sleep cycle. So follow the best practices to make the most of (what) they have to offer.”

A morning cup of tea or coffee has been shown to improve mood and wake one up intellectually and physically because it is heavy in caffeine. However, remember to not have tea or coffee first thing in the morning.


Ms. Agarwal remarked the milk is best drunk at night because it includes tryptophan, an amino acid that improves the quality of sleep, makes it more pleasant, and makes it last longer.


Meanwhile, apples are best ingested in the mornings to promote metabolism and aid bowel movement, but cherries, which contain melatonin, are best consumed at night to assist govern the body’s internal clock and improve sleep quality.


As per studies, you should eat an apple in the morning hours. This is because apples are rich in dietary fiber, pectin, which is found in its peel. Because most people suffer from digestive problems as a result of poor sleep or late eating habits, eating apples first thing in the morning after waking up is a good option. As a result, eating an apple first thing in the morning can help you have a better bowel movement than any other fruit.

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