Enjoy Drinking More Water Challenge

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This post is an entry for the #EnjoyMoreWater Challenge, sponsored by Robinsons. I am a huge advocate in drinking more of it, and actually love the taste of water!

Being one of my favourite daily beverages I wanted to take this opportunity to encourage members of the family to drink more water especially as it’s thirsty work being a parent! A survey of 2,000 people conducted by One Poll for Robinsons has found that 70% of those questioned have gone seven hours or more in a day without drinking a glass of water.

Just over two-thirds cited being “too busy” during the working day to grab a glass of water. Highlighting the importance of taste, 80% of respondents said they would usually choose to drink something other than water, with just one in five claiming to love the taste of water.

I was recently sent a box of Squash’d; a super concentrated squash in six different flavours all in small bottles which can be easily carried in bags without the bulk. Robinsons as a brand brings back childhood memories especially drinking squash at school sports days and especially after playing outside in the summer (when seasons were seasons).

During my pregnancy with Jay I developed Gestational Diabetes which thankfully I was able to control with my diet without having to take any medication. As a result I am much more aware of ‘processed sugar’ in foods these days and have made big changes to my diet including drinking even more water.

As a family we have been trying the different flavours my personal favourite is lemon and lime, and looking at the concentrate as I poured it out I thought it would have tasted sweeter but it isn’t which is fine by me. Each bottle makes approximately 20 servings  with no added sugar.

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Water is vital to a child’s health, fortunately my son quite happily drinks water and squash. If you are a parent that is worried about your child not drinking enough water perhaps try to flavour it or use a fun style water bottle with their favourite characters to encourage them to hold and sip fluids. This chart from Robinsons is a fun way to keep a track of refreshments.

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I used to set a few alerts on my phone to remind myself to sip on water but I didn’t follow this too well.  That’s when I discovered an easy water bottle which I ordered from Etsy that gives you time goals for when you should be drinking water.  I love it!  If you don’t care about what your water bottle looks like, you can always just use tape to create segments on your water bottle with corresponding time goals.

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The campaign aims to remind people that with real fruit in every drop and no added sugar Robinsons is a tasty way to stay refreshed. Do you drink enough water in the day?

Thanks for reading

Bella

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