Headache, fatigue and feeling physically and mentally sluggish are common symptoms of the winter blues, but according to the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF), you can help shake off the cobwebs and bounce back out of the gloom simply by drinking more fluid!
Compiled with the help of an expert panel, a new guide to healthy hydration, published by the BNF, shows the best ways to stay hydrated. Bridget Benelam, Senior Nutrition Scientist at the BNF, says: “It’s not just hot weather that puts people at risk of dehydration. When it’s cold, people may drink less. This may be due to a reduced thirst response or simply because we don’t feel like chilled drinks in cold weather. So it’s helpful to be aware of how much fluid you’re consuming each day. Plain water is a great choice, but water in the diet can come from many sources, some of which people may find surprising. We hope the guide will dispel some common misconceptions, as well as help people stay hydrated.”