Can’t figure out how you could possibly squeeze eight glasses of water into your day? Have an aversion to H2O that sends you straight for the soda when you get home? Some people are naturally drawn to the pure, wholesome taste of water, but others have a hard time enjoying more than a glass a day. If you’re not a fan of plain water, the tips below will help you make your drinking water more enjoyable.
Add Some Flavor
No, we’re not talking about those dissolvable flavor packets you can buy at the supermarket. Those things are often packed with sugars and other things that aren’t great for your body (even salt to make you thirstier than you were before!). Stick with fresh fruit juices, like lemon or lime, to give your water a little punch. You don’t need a ton of extra flavor – just enough to get your pallet excited.
Test Different Types Of Water
There are a dozens of different versions of plain old water out there. You could drink straight from the tap, or you could get a filter to put on your sink. You could also test out different types of bottled water to see what you like the best. They all have a slightly different flavor that may or may not suit your taste. Don’t assume that the expensive water is the best either. Some people prefer basic distilled water more than anything else.
Get A Fun Water Bottle
Investing in a good water bottle may encourage you to drink more. There are so many different ones to choose from these days. Some have freezable cores. Others have slots in the middle to store fruit. Some are designed to fit the contours of your hand. Whatever the case may be, get a water bottle that peaks your interest and gets you excited about staying hydrated.
Drink With A Straw
For some reason, people are naturally inclined to drink from a straw, even if it is something they’re not fond of. This is why you’re more likely to guzzle a whole fountain drink than you are a bottle of soda with the same amount of fluid inside. If water from a glass or bottle isn’t cutting it, try adding a straw to the mix. You may be surprised by how much you start to drink.
Keep your bottles full and your body hydrated this summer, and you’ll make it through the heat without a hitch!