Winter is coming. Drink! (Sorry reposting as original dropped off) Anyhoo :-/The seasons are changing, the leaves are turning and there's a nip in the in the air. We're ditching the salads and reaching for the warm comfort food and pumpkin spice lattes. Great! I'm all for it, but here's the thing; your body will crave hydration and nourishment even more now. We want to make sure we head in to those colder months, battle-ready, because our health, mood and energy levels really take a bashing through autumn/fall and winter. Staying hydrated holds more value than you might think; it helps your body eliminate toxins, improves your concentration, keeps your skin healthy, minimises bloating, helps maintain stable blood pressure and distribution of essential nutrients, to all the right places. Dehydration has a direct impact on your mood, concentration and energy out put, therefore affects your productivity, performance and decision making ability. I know water can be boring, but it really is the best for you. We should ideally be aiming for around 2.5-3.5 litres a day. Shake it up by adding pieces of fruit such as lemon, blackberries and raspberries, for a little bit of added nutrition and zing. Tip- If you have water phobic little ones like myself, I find involving them, getting them to choose, chop and add their own fruit, as well using fun, quirky cups really helps encourage them. For a comforting, winter-savvy twist, try heating your water and adding orange/lemon slices, cinnamon and honey. Have a fab day!