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Ways To Drink More Water | Feeling Fine Friday

Drink more water.

If you haven’t heard this phrase, well then, maybe you are drinking enough water, and that’s awesome. 🙂 Please share what works for you in the comments. 

But many of us struggle to, or we get better at drinking water, and then fall out.

I’ve heard many say they don’t like the taste of plain water or that it is boring. It isn’t exciting as other sugary/carbonated drinks. Even so, water can do a lot of things for us other drinks can’t.

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Water helps balance the fluids in our body. It helps muscles. It helps lessen our calories when we choose water over other drinks. It helps us stay hydrated meaning we won’t feel dizzy or experience other issues from dehydration.

It helps the biggest organ in our body. Our skin. When we don’t have enough water our skin reveals it. Often appearing dry.

It helps our kidneys. When we don’t drink enough water daily, kidneys tend to hold onto more water. This can be a reason for why some people have issues with kidney stones multiple times. Urine should be lighter in color, which means we are hydrated.

Here are some ways to work on drinking more water.

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Make It A Habit – Morning, Food, and Night

This isn’t going to change the water, but rather change us. Drinking water in the morning, first thing when we wake up, before meals, and right before we go to bed can help. Especially in the morning when we tend to be dehydrated.

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Use Fruit In Water 

If you want to infuse fruit, this needs to be done for about four hours. But you can also just add berries like strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and others. Various fruits will give you vitamins.

Use Cucumber/Eat Cucumber

Cucumbers are the watermelons of the vegetable category. Watermelon contains a lot of water, and cucumbers do as well. Cucumbers give a light flavor to the flavor. It’s good to note as well eating vegetables/fruits that are high in water intake is another way to get water.

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Drink Sparkling Water

This is a really good option if you are struggling to give up carbonated beverages. It tastes like pop/soda. But no sugar and it tends to contain nutrients as well.

Pur Aqua is a good brand in the States, and it isn’t expensive. Strawberry Kiwi is one of my favorite flavors.

Add Salt

Apparently, electrolytes can be added to water by using simple table salt. You don’t have to use a lot, but this is useful especially after workouts. Adding salt helps the body absorb water more quickly.

Add Vinegar 

Similar to citrus. Adding vinegar, or apple cider vinegar will add a sour taste to the water and also provide some vitamin C.

These are only a few suggestions. 🙂 I hadn’t heard of some of these before and thought they were really interesting. I hope they are interesting to you and perhaps helpful!!


Do you like drinking water often or find it hard?

Can you add anything else on tips to drinking water more or making it taste good?

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Sources:

32 Natural Ways

Why Drink Water

 

18 thoughts on “Ways To Drink More Water | Feeling Fine Friday

  1. These are great tips! As of right now I only drink water because I have problems with my kidneys. This is probably a weird tip but I bought a Yeti cup ( one that keeps water cold all day ) and that has helped my drink a lot more water. I’m not a big fan of water but using that cup keeps it really cold and I don’t mind it that way.

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    1. Not a weird tip at all! I found a cheaper version at Walmart called Bubba (makes me laugh), it keeps things cold for 24 hours and keeps things hot for 12. Not too sure about the 12, but the 24 hours works, and I love cooler water!! 🙂 Maddy, if you are okay with me asking, I can add you to the community prayer list for your kidneys?

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      1. That’s great that you found a cheaper version! Haha, that name though. 😉 I don’t mind at all. 🙂 One of my kidneys stopped working when I get an urine infection, so I drink water all of the time to hopefully prevent from getting another infection.

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      2. I know that name, right! xD Gotcha!!! Water definitely is a great choice. Has your doctor said whether or not you can drink cranberry juice or take cranberry supplements? I’ve read those help about UTI’s. I will add you to the list. ❤

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      3. Girl, same! I don’t like the juice, it’s really strong. I take supplements too. What has helped with drinking juice is for me to add half juice and half water, that way it isn’t as strong.

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  2. I used to love drinking nothing but water all the time, out of habit. (Ok milk too.) Then for some reason when I got pregnant with my youngest, water became like a turn-off. Still sometimes I have to force myself to drink it. So I do hot herbal teas in the colder months or cucumber water or iced herbal tea in the summer. Healthy drink mixes or other different beverages helps. Also, eating soup or “juicy” fruits/veggies will give you part of your daily quota. Sometimes I forget that one. Like you mentioned, it helps to drink a big glass when I wake up. Sets the tone for the day.

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  3. I love this! Funny because I have just been thinking about how I need to drink more water! I used to drink a huge glass of lemon every morning, ​but I have slacked recently! I need to get more into it! I also occasionally buy (the healthy) flavored water..but it is expensive! Thanks for the advice!

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    1. 🙂 It can be hard. I’ve been using a small plastic cup and filling it with one cup of water because that’s equal to 8oz which is considered a serving of water we need (have 8 glasses daily, kinda thing). Using a smaller cup helps me drink more and keep tabs on how much ozs I’m getting. I’ve been getting at least 48 oz of water, but I think I’m more towards 56 oz now. 🙂

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