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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?