Nutrition and Hydration Week 2024

Nutrition and Hydration Week 2024

Nutrition and Hydration Week is a time dedicated to celebrating the importance of nourishing our bodies and staying hydrated for optimal health and well-being. 

Why it Matters

This week is a vital opportunity to educate ourselves on the profound impact of proper nutrition and hydration for our overall wellness. By prioritising these essential aspects of our health, we can improve our everyday vitality and resilience.

Providing our bodies with the correct nutrients to thrive is highly important. Taking time to explore nutritious foods rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Such examples of this include Cranberries which are high in Vitamin C, Walnuts which are great for reducing the risk of heart disease and boosting brain function, and Couscous which is an excellent source of protein and fibre.

Keep Hydrated

Hydration is equally as important to our well-being. Water aids with digestion, helps to flush out waste and toxins and keeps the mind active. The average person should drink between 1.5 to 2 litres a day, but this can be even higher if they are especially active during the day. 

While drinking 2 litres a day can sound like quite a daunting task to some, your fluid intake doesn't have to just be from plain water! Herbal teas and even smoothies and soups are another excellent way to keep yourself hydrated, and they also have the added benefit of providing you with extra nutrients and antioxidants while also preventing dehydration. 

If you don't drink enough fluids throughout the day you can experience a whole range of symptoms. From dizziness and headaches, to muscle cramps and fatigue being dehydrated can be quite unpleasant, so make sure to top up your fluid intake!

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