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Warm Beverages to Help Seniors Stay Hydrated During Winter Months

November 27, 2021

 

Categories : Senior Living Tips

 

It is important for seniors to stay hydrated as they are at a greater risk of dehydration than younger adults. When the weather is hot, it is easy for seniors to drink more water. However, as the winters begin, the fluid intake often goes down among seniors increasing the chance of dehydration. Also, during the winters, to make themselves feel warm, many seniors increase their intake of coffee and tea which are diuretics and contribute to dehydration.  

 

As one of the leading retirement homes in India, we share with you a list of warm beverages that will keep seniors cosy and hydrated during the winters: 

 

1. Hot lemon water: Water is the best fluid to stay hydrated during all seasons. Unlike many other beverages, hot lemon water requires no added sugar. Sometimes, it can be boring to have plain water throughout the day. Adding lemon juice can increase the flavour and vitamin C to drinking water. Instead of lemon, you can also add juice of other citrus fruits such as limes and oranges. 

 

2. Herbal tea: Regular tea contains caffeine that increases fluid loss. Herbal teas made from dried flowers, leaves, seeds, or roots of plants are naturally caffeine-free and are considered as healthy beverages. Some of the popular herbal teas are:

  • Chamomile
  • Ginger
  • Lemongrass 
  • Lavender 

 

3. Hot cocoa: There is nothing more delicious and relaxing than a cup of hot cocoa on a winter evening. Cocoa contains powerful antioxidants that can reduce inflammation. For a healthier version of hot cocoa, use low-fat milk, sugar-free maple syrup, and dark chocolate cocoa. 

 

4. Kashmiri tea: Kashmiri Kahwah is a famous beverage that hydrates the body and keeps it warm during the winters. It is made of nuts, cinnamon, cloves and saffron. 

 

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