How to Make Water Less Boring
According to a CBS News report, most people know that they should be drinking more water. For these people, one of the more common complaints is that the taste of water by itself is too boring.
If you use a filter from the tap, it removes minerals and chlorine. This can cause your water to lack in a typical taste you may be used to.To avoid drinking sodas or other sugary drinks, you can use some of these tips to make your water taste delicious.
Add Fruits and Vegetables
One great way to make your water taste great is by adding fruits and vegetables to your water. One great way to make your water taste great is by adding fruits and vegetables to your water. Not only is fruit-infused water trendy right now, but it is incredibly easy to make. All you need to do is get a pitcher of water and throw in slices of your favorite fruit. If you’re using something like berries, it may help to smash them up a bit before adding them to your water.
For a little bubbly splash, you can even use sparkling water instead of regular water. Here are some interesting combinations you might want to try:
- Cucumber and Lemon
- Pineapple and Cucumber
- Lime and Orange
- Mango spiced up with Mint Leaves
Watered Down Juice
If you look at the labels of juices in the grocery store, you may notice that they are high in sugars. One way to cut down is to add a couple drops of juice (the no sugar added kind if you want to make it as healthy as possible) into a glass of water. This will still give the water the sweet taste of the fruit while drastically reducing the amount of sugar in the glass.
When most people think of teas, they probably think of black or green teas served either hot or over ice. However, tea is actually water infused with any leaves or herbs. For those looking to try something new, use different herbs than one would normally expect, like:
- An Herbal Tea Bag
For those who like to experiment, use these different herbs in conjunction with fruits (as mentioned above) to create some truly unique drink combinations.
For people who prefer savory as opposed to sweet, there is a simple – yet clever – way to increase water consumption. A soup that contains almost all broth can be a good source of water, but still tastes delicious. A broth or stock, especially one that is not high in sodium, will not only taste delicious, but will add some great vitamins and minerals into your plain water.
No matter what kind of palette someone has, one of these solutions should help make consuming water more exciting. Whether you want something sweet, herbal, or savory (or even a mix of these flavor profiles); your taste buds will thank you for giving them a little bit of variety.