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One of the more important things you can do for yourself is stay well hydrated.
Plenty of things make us dehydrated:
🧃Not drinking enough water
🥵Excess sweat, especially relevant if you are peri-menopausal and suffer from night sweats
🥦And one thing people often don’t know is that the more fibre you eat the more you need to drink to keep bowels working optimally
So here are a few important tips to help you stay hydrated:
💦 Try adding citrus, cucumber, ginger or even strawberries to your water is delicious
💦 If you aren’t great at drinking water there are loads of fruit and vegetables that have over 90% water content:
watermelon, cucumber, radishes, celery, citrus, tomatoes to name a few!!
💦If you’re out and about and looking for refreshment, coconut water is incredibly hydrating
💦Don’t forget to carry your water bottle, which you can now fill up at water fountains @refillhq
💦Iced green tea, super refreshing and a double whammy: hydrating and also high in antioxidants. Many people find green tea quite bitter but surprisingly when you have it cold it becomes more palatable.
💦Cold soups like gazpacho are lovely options for a hot summer day
For best results you need a super high speed blender to make this the perfect texture.
4 large ripe tomatoes
1 mini cucumber
1 red pepper
2 cloves garlic
A tbsp red wine vinegar
2 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
1 jar of passata
1 tsp vegetable stock
Salt and pepper
Ice and water
Fresh basil or parsley
Blend and keep in fridge
You can add all sorts of things on top for a delicious fresh taste.
Here I diced cucumber and red pepper, fresh parsley and dill, and made some croutons from wholemeal sourdough