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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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