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Drinking water can prevent dehydration, a condition that occurs when your body does not have enough fluids it needs to function normally and can cause unclear thinking, result in mood change and cause your body to overheat.1 A majority of healthy people can meet their hydration needs by letting thirst be their guide. However, how much water your body needs can differ from the general population and depends on your age, gender, physical activity level, health condition and weather. Some cold weather drink alternatives to consider and to help keep you hydrated can include but are not limited to:
Steamed milk or milk alternative
Warm spiced cider
Hot fresh juice or infused water (e.g. hot apple juice or honey lemon water)
Most of our fluid needs can be met through water, beverages and even foods that we eat, including broths, soups and foods with high water content (particularly fruits and vegetables) like cucumbers, tomatoes, cabbage and watermelon. Try one of our soup recipes and discover other tasty dishes to help you stay hydrated!
Hope this helps and wish you good and lasting health!
1. “Get the Facts: Drinking Water and Intake.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Updated May 12, 2017. Accessed March 22, 2018. www.cdc.gov/nutrition/data-statistics/plain-water-the-healthier-choice.html