10 Creative Ways To Help You Drink More Water
Drinking water can get really boring especially knowing water has no taste.
Not the tastiest drink on the plant, water is by far the healthiest, and that’s not going to change anytime soon. Water comes with tremendous health benefits, including that it helps regulate body temperature, flush out toxins, hydrates the body and improves skincare, to mention a few.
The daily recommended intake of water by the NHS is between six to eight cups, and drinking that much water could seem like a chore. So how do you make drinking water a lot more interesting? The easiest way is to find creative ways to make it a lot tastier while maintaining its health benefits.
Here are ten creative ways that help you drink more water every day:
A pretty fun twist to add to your drinking water experience is to make tea sometimes. Tea adds more flavour to a cup of water without adding any extra calories; what’s even better? There are tons of flavours to try out.
Have fun experimenting with different tea bags, not just using flavour but also with colour. If you decide you like tea, then you can brew up large amounts and refrigerate for drinking throughout the day.
- Add Natural Flavour
Adding a natural flavour makes drinking eight cups of water daily sound more interesting than it actually is. Add some fruit, vegetables to your water to improve the taste. Fruits like apples, lemons, cucumber and tomatoes are great natural flavours that you could add to your water.
For a different twist, considering throwing in some herbs, there are a lot to choose from anyway.
- Add Some Spice
Need some spice in your life? Spice up your water for a little kick.
Small tip; simmer a cinnamon stick in roughly a cup (or eight fluid ounces) of water. Once infused, mix with a pitcher of cold water and VOILA! A nice cup of water with a blast of cinnamon flavouring in it.
Spices like cinnamon don’t only taste good in water; they also add more health benefits to the water.
- Buy Fresh Water Products
Can’t make your flavoured water alternatives? Nothing says you can’t buy them.
You should find water brands flavoured with all-natural unsweetened fruit, vegetable, and herb flavourings at your local supermarket. As a tip, be sure to check that there are no added sweeteners or preservatives in your drink.
- Opt for Carbonated Water
Another creative way to add fun to drinking water, switch out still water for carbonated water. You should find one with natural flavourings and no added sweeteners.
If you’re trying to make the switch from soft drinks to just water, carbonated water is a great way to wean yourself; you enjoy all the carbonation with no side effects.
- Ice Cubes
Freeze some fruit juice into ice cubes and use them to spark up your glass of water. We guarantee you’d enjoy that a lot more.
- Drink Water During Every Meal
Drinking water during meals is a great way to improve your water consumption. Think of it this way, rather than a glass of wine, pair your favourite meals with a cup of chilled water.
It’s also helpful to pair your drinks with water.
- Slip in Some Fruit Juice
A pitcher of juice is often loaded down with sugar, but nothing stops you from watering it down. Add a touch of your favourite drink to a glass or pitcher of water for a different flavour and colour. Side note, you’ll still get some of the sugar.
- Try Eating It
Not literally lol, before you pour your water into a bowl and grab a spoon try soups instead. Many soups and broths are water-based, so you can get one off the shelf, heat up and enjoy.
When choosing, though, be sure to buy one low in sodium and avoid those with cream as that adds calories.
- Get A Water Purifier
Some water purifiers can be attached to your tap, and they come with flavours. Make sure to add minimal flavour to avoid getting too much sugar and additives in your water.
If you plan on maintaining great skin, losing weight or eating healthier, then it’s time to make water a lot more enjoyable for you. These tips are quick DIYs to improve the taste of your water you can find in your home or at your local supermarket.