The temptation to fuel our bodies by consuming, let’s call them, the pack-on-the-pounds food during winter can easily lead us to reduce our water intake. In the search to keep ourselves warm, instinct has us reaching for the hot meals chockful of carbs and fats as we did in the days when padding was essential to get us through the cold months.
But that was then. We now have the wonders of indoors, whether it’s at home, at work or exercising. Which means we have a lot more opportunity to maintain healthier eating and drinking habits throughout the year and not just when it’s warmer.
A large part of this healthier lifestyle is achieved through eating water rich ‘winter’ fruits such as berries. A prime example being: Blackberries.
- Blackberries are good sources of fibre and offer several essential vitamins and minerals.
- The water content in blackberries is at 88%.
- They contain a substantial amount of Vitamins C and K (as well as Vitamins E and A in a lesser amount) as well as a mineral content including Potassium, Magnesium and Zinc.
These amazing berries have been an essential source of healthy eating for thousands of years. They’re an integral part of the British landscape, often found growing freely on hedgerows the length and breadth of the UK.
If the thought of drinking as much water now as you do in the warmer months is just too off-putting, why not opt for these water-rich little wonders? They’re available all year round and at the very least, will help you to maintain the right hydration levels, albeit not in a pure liquid form.
All said, though, the easiest and most direct route to good hydration habits is still drinking water. That’s where your water cooler comes in. Rain, snow or shine, topping up your water bottle or water glass on each visit to your water cooler is still the fastest most convenient option.
You’re berry welcome.