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Is water the best way to hydrate?

Updated: Dec 20, 2021

Every single day in Britain, people drink approximately 95 million cups of coffee and more than 100,000,000 cups of tea.

Should we be substituting this for eight glasses of water a day, as recommended by health professionals? Water is pure, energising and hydrates your body, while drinks like coffee and tea don’t count towards your daily liquid total because they’re dehydrating. Or are they?

Is caffeine the major issue here? Apparently, caffeine only becomes a problem in large doses and is not a proven diuretic. Thank goodness – as we have the wonderful Fairtrade Grumpy Mule coffee instore and online, as well as the distinctive Darkwoods range, which has won multiple awards for its outstanding coffee blends.

So, we might notice needing the loo more when we’ve had a brew, but if you chose a glass of water instead of a cuppa, you’d see the same effect. And that water won’t be as flavoursome as the range of teas we stock instore and online from Suki, who specialise in hand-blended loose-leaf tea. Why not try the Earl Grey? It makes a refreshing and fragrant cup and is ever-so-posh if brewed in our Stump teapots (they’re so cute!)

So, whether you’re an avid coffee drinker, a 10-cups-of-strong-tea-a-day person, or a glugger of ice-cold water, you’re still going to be hydrated.

For those of you who still fancy just plain water, don’t forget our range of Qwetch water bottles to keep your water fresh, cold and thirst-quenching.

Enjoy the summer!

Fair Trader, July 2021

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