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Hydration – keep it interesting!

30 August, 2018

Make water fun – flavour waters by adding chopped fresh fruit to a jug of iced water, e.g. strawberries and mint, cucumber with lemon and basil, or try natural coconut water plain or with some fresh fruit slices. For those cooler days boil water and add a slice of fresh ginger, some honey and/or fresh lemon.

Spice up your drinks trolley by adding jugs of smoothies, iced tea, or punch for a change

Fresh fruit can be a great source of both electrolytes and fluids, though the dose of electrolytes can differ from fruit to fruit. Bananas and dates are known for having high levels of the electrolyte potassium, making them a great option.

Consume foods that have high water content – green leafy vegetables and lettuces have high water content and will provide key nutrients, vitamins and minerals to aid well-being. Be creative with celery; 95% water, watermelon; 92% water and hydrating cucumber. Strawberries are sneaking into season and make a super snack or after dinner treat with cream!

Soup is a great way to increase fluid consumption. A more hearty soup is a perfect lunch option or it can be a lovely supper snack.

Fortified milk contains high amounts of quality protein, carbohydrates, calcium and electrolytes. Making it perfect for aiding hydration. Enjoy in smoothies, hot or cold drinks I.E add pure cocoa powder for a chocolate drink or simply drink as is.