Chances are when the chill sets in we look to hydration being more hot water drinks than remarkably water rich winter friendly fruit like pears, clementines and even date plums.
Drinking enough water to maintain sufficient hydration when the weather is cold can be difficult. There’s also a tendency to drink high-sugar content hot water drinks such as hot chocolate instead of plain, heated water. Which is why considering healthier high water content alternates may often be overlooked, which is a pity , as water rich winter fruit offers far more than just contributing towards a good daily water intake.
Pears, all varieties, are a great source of vitamins C and K. With water content upwards of 80%, you couldn’t ask for a better fruit to contribute towards health and hydration during cooler weather. They are perfect to throw into a lunch bag, can be eaten whole and leave very little waste*. You can even poach, steam, or roast them for use as a healthier dessert option.
A mixture of a mandarin orange and a sweet orange*, Clementine’s are available all year long and are excellent sources of vitamin C. They are also a source of vitamin B6, Calcium and Magnesium and with an 87% water content, this delicious, juicy segmented fruit are the perfect energy boosting fruit for winter snacking.
Date Plums. These small yellow plums are packed with fibre, vitamins A and C, and they contain no cholesterol. They can help to boost your immune system in peak flu season, and perhaps best of all, they taste great*.
As we head into the colder months, it’s understandable that we may veer away from topping up our water from the water cooler as much as we do when it’s warmer. But this is a mistake – our bodies still need to hydrate irrespective of the weather. What may be worth considering is to ramp up your daily water intake with high water content, vitamin rich fruit.
*source: Garden Centre Shopping