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Dr Virginia Thorley, OAM, PhD, IBCLC, FILCA

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

www.virginiathorley.com

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Fluids - tea, soup, and more

Posted on November 11, 2017 at 11:23 PM
When we think of drinking enough fluid, the first to come to mind is water and many of us now carry a reusable water bottle or have it nearby during the day. As mentioned in some of my previous posts, don't forget that soups and other light liquids can also provide us with fluid and some nourishment.

Rosemary tisane (recipe):
Currently I am making a rosemary tisane, a refreshing drink.  (In case you were going to ask, I understand it is caffeine-free). I have a rosemary bush in my garden and I cut 3 or 4 sprigs from that and place it in a 2-cup teapot. I pour boiling water over the sprigs and allow them to steep for a few minutes. (My teapot is glass and so I judge when the tisane is ready  by the colour of the water.) I have a cup of rosemary tisane beside me now. I prefer it unsweetened, but a visitor the other way preferred a tiny amount of honey in hers.

Soup:
You might like to read my earlier posts in this blog about soup. Do you have a recipe for an easy soup you would like to share?

Sugary drinks:
The current health and nutritional advice is that sugary drinks, such as cola, soda, and other soft-drinks and even fruit juice, are not good choices. This, however, is a different topic.

Categories: How much fluid do I need?

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9 Comments

Reply David
2:36 PM on November 12, 2017 
Nothing like chicken soup for replacing water and electrolytes in diarrhoea in children (or a hangover in adults). If you don't eat chicken, vegetable soup (squash, pumpkin or carrot) is equally good.
Reply Virginia Thorley
9:41 AM on November 29, 2017 
Thank you, David. That's a good idea, a vegetable soup. Some green leafy vegetables make a good addition to the yellow/orange vegetables, too Because soups are associated with cold weather, as a warming food, people often forget that a light, but nourishing soup can be a good way for busy Mums and families to have enough fluids in hot weather. Chilled soups are one option, but even soups we usually eat hot don't have to be piping hot.
Reply John geg
2:48 PM on April 27, 2018 
great Blog.
Reply mr hami
10:16 AM on May 9, 2018 
addition to the yellow/orange vegetables, too Because soups are associated with cold weather, as a warming food, people often forget that a light, but nourishing,.
Reply Virginia Thorley
12:24 AM on May 13, 2018 
mr hami says...
addition to the yellow/orange vegetables, too Because soups are associated with cold weather, as a warming food, people often forget that a light, but nourishing,.

Yes, the yellow/orange vegetables add nourishment, such as vitamin A, and they also contribute fibre (and some Western diets are too low in fibre). Consider green vegetables of various types and legumes, too. Legumes add vegetable protein and are a source of fibre. The minestrone I am having for lunch today has a lot of different vegetables with a variety of colours. It's nourishing, tastes good, and looks good.
Reply samantha
6:17 AM on May 15, 2018 
nice
Reply Tony
7:19 AM on May 28, 2018 
Great!
Reply lin
5:52 AM on June 18, 2018 
nice
Reply IV Hydration
6:35 AM on September 13, 2018 
It is very important that we do take proper amount of liquid in our body to sustain or maintain its liquid level and of course proper or appropriate choice of what kind of liquid to take is of the same importance as well.