It seems that health experts are constantly telling us that we need to drink more water and stay hydrated for any number of health reasons. Well, that’s all fine and dandy, but drinking gallons of water every week can get a bit tedious, and shall we say, uninspiring.
Whether you get your water from a municipal source or from your own private well, here are some of my favorite ways to make drinking water a bit more fun.
1. If you notice that your well water has an odd smell or taste, talk to your water pump specialist about it. You may need to get your water tested or have repairs done to your submersible well pump or water tanks.
2. Not sure if you’re drinking enough water? Get yourself a reusable BPA-free water bottle and carry it with you, refilling it throughout the day as needed. This will make measuring and counting much easier. If you plan on adding anything to your water, make sure that your water bottle has a large mouth that makes it easy to clean the inside of the bottle.
3. Make green tea. You’re still drinking water, it just happens to have been turned into something warm, tasty and healthy.
4. Try MIO or Crystal Light if you really feel you need to add something to your water bottle.
5. Instead of buying flavorings that may contain sugar or artificial sweeteners, try making your own flavored water. Any number of herbs such as peppermint, lavender, terragon, basil, or my personal fave, lemon verbena, can be added, left to steep for a few hours and voila, delicious herbal water. You can also add fresh fruit or veggies such as watermelon, raspberries, pineapple, slices of citrus, or cucumber for an even more refreshing taste. You can find some more great flavored water recipe suggestions on Jamie Oliver’s website by clicking here.
Drinking plenty of water isn’t just a fad or something we should do when we’re sick, it’s a habit we should all get into. Try these tricks and see which ones help you consume your daily water requirements.
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