jugs of water and limes

The best option is water.

Other options are:

  • Sugar free diluting juice
  • Herbal / fruit teas
  • Tea/coffee
  • Diet fizzy drinks (but not too many!)

What to avoid

  • Energy drinks
  • Fizzy soft drinks
  • Adding sugar to tea and coffee
  • Alcohol


Read the Fife loves life leaflet "Keeping hydrated" (PDF)


For people with dysphagia refer to IDDSI Guidelines.

UK Descriptors and the IDDSI Framework (PDF)

New IDDSI Guidelines (PDF)