Perfectly drinkable tap water!

It’s easy to forget to drink enough water.  We often drink tea or coffee but this doesn’t give us the same health benefits that water does.

I have started my new routine of working from home with a bottle of water and a glass next to my laptop.  I have a goal of drinking two large bottles of water during my working day to help keep me hydrated.  It does have a side effect of a few more trips to the loo but you do feel so much better for including water in your daily routine.  Water helps to relieve headaches, tiredness and slow brain function.  It helps to balance your blood sugar levels, reduce irritability (we have all have a touch of that at the moment!), reduce dryness and promote healthy skin.  It’s also calorie free! In the UK, the Eatwell Guide suggests that you should aim to drink 6-8 glasses of water and other liquids each day to replace normal water loss – around 1.2 to 1.5 litres.  Water, lower fat milk and sugar-free drinks, including tea and coffee, all count.

I am happy to drink tap water which is good news at the moment since we are experiencing shortages of food and drink.  I’m not giving up my tea or coffee breaks as I need that too but it’s good to know that I am keeping myself healthier.