Most people are more likely to reach for warming coffee, hot chocolate and tea — room temperature water is not a fan favourite and one person can be expected to drink only so many cups of hot lemon, honey, ginger water… So, when it’s cold out there and a glass of plain water doesn’t seem that appealing, how can you increase hydration for your health and happiness? Don’t discount your diet.
Such factors including serving portions, the quality of the meat, the cuts and how it’s cooked all impact the water content. It’s important to note that eating meat and vegetables is not a reliable source of hydration and you should still drink water, whether that’s room temp, cold or hot with lemon, honey and/or ginger.
Savoury hydrating dishes such as noodle dishes, bouillon-based soups and rice dishes are hydrating and delicious. Think nacho soup, beef stew, chicken drop soup, kao ka moo and simple-style Udon noodles. These are all delicious ways to stay hydrated in the cold coming months.
To check out our recipes or buy ingredients for your favourite warm dishes, order online or visit us in-store at Forest Glen.