Africa Cradle set out to discover what the most successful men in Africa are doing differently before 8 a.m. Here is what we found out: 8 Things African Billionaires Do Before 8 a.m.
1. Drink lemon water.
According to Strive Masiyiwa, Zimbabwe’s richest man, drinking lemon water as soon as you wake up spikes your energy levels physically and mentally. By improving nutrient absorption in your stomach, it gives you a steady, natural energy buzz that lasts the length of the day. You need to drink it first thing in the morning (on an empty stomach) to ensure full absorption. You should also wait 15-30 minutes after drinking it before eating (perfect time to squeeze in some exercise). Lemons are chock full of nutrients, such as potassium, vitamin C and antioxidants. If you weigh less than 150 pounds, drink the juice of half a lemon (a full lemon if you’re over 150 pounds). Don’t drink the juice without water because it’s hard on your teeth.