20 Jun Easy Ways to Make Water Tastier
Hydration is one of the most important ways to stay healthy. Water helps flush out toxins in the body and also helps keep body tissues healthy and fluids replenished. Sadly, studies show that nearly half of Americans are not drinking enough water. Many simply don’t like the taste of water while others prefer caffeinated or sugary beverages.
All is not lost, however. There are a number of simple ways to make your water taste better and help you consume more and stay hydrated and healthy, especially during these blistering summer months. Read on as we uncover easy ways to make water tastier.
Try Adding Fresh Fruit
Adding fresh fruit to your water and letting it sit for a bit helps flavor the water naturally. You can smash berries or use your favorite melon or citrus fruits. Another refreshing combination is cucumber, mint, and lemon. Be creative, anything goes!
Use a Splash of Fruit Juice
Adding a splash of your favorite, all-natural, sugar-free fruit juice is an excellent way to flavor your water without adding unwanted calories or sugar. You can even mix flavors like cranberry and grape for a sweet and tart combination that complements each other.
Make It Fizzy
If you used to be a hard-core soda drinker and miss the fizz when you drink water, you’re in luck. Many waters out on the market now have a bit of effervescence to them that will allow you to replace that soda with a healthier option. You can look for flavored seltzers that are sodium free or, if you really love the bubbly, purchase a drink carbonation kit for you home.
Drink Your Water on the Rocks
A majority of people agree that water tastes much better when it’s ice cold. We tend to agree, but that doesn’t mean you have to stick to plain old ice cubes. Try freezing fruit juices, coffee, or other flavored drinks in your ice cube trays. When they melt, you get a zap of flavor in your water glass. Feeling adventurous? Try putting mashed berries or chopped fruits or veggies like cucumbers into your ice cube trays and filling them with water and freezing for pretty, unique cubes your friends and family will love.
Opt for Tea
If you really don’t like the taste of plain water, try brewing green tea. Green teas are packed with antioxidants and other super healthy ingredients and are a great alternative to sugary or caffeinated drinks. Green teas come in a variety of flavors so you don’t have to limit yourself to just one type of tea. Your tea can match your mood. How great is that?
Faucet Flavor Cartridges
Yep, these are actually a thing now. You can put flavor cartridges into your on-tap water filter and end up with some really tasting water. You could also try low or no calorie drink flavor packets to help give your water that zing you have been craving.
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