Here are a few flavorful and healthy tips that Ramilton, Licensed Massage Therapist and Bowen Work Practitioner wants to share with you. Number 1 is my favorite, which one is yours?
Not everybody has a taste for water, but we all need it to ensure that our bodies continue functioning properly. If you want to drink more water, but aren’t crazy about the taste (or lack thereof), here are some tips that can make it more enjoyable:
1. Add fresh fruit.
Citrus fruits, such as lemons, limes, and oranges, are classic water enhancers, but other fruit flavors might also tempt your taste buds.
2. Use juice.
Any fruit juice can be a good base flavor for water, but tart juices, like cranberry, pomegranate, grape, and apple, are especially delicious. Go for juices that are all natural, with no added sugars.
3. Make it bubbly.
Many people prefer sparkling to still water. If plain old water isn’t inspiring to you, try a naturally effervescent mineral water — which will give you the added benefit of minerals. Or try bubbly seltzer, a carbonated water.
4. Get creative with ice.
Some say that ice water tastes better than water served at room temperature. If that’s so, flavored ice cubes may make an even better drink.
5. Drink tea.
Herbal, fruit, green, white, and red teas are generally considered to be better for you than black teas (or coffee, for that matter) because they contain little to no caffeine. And there are countless flavors of these teas to choose from.
6. Try bouillons, broths, and consommés.
If your palate leans toward the savory, you may pass on tea and start sipping one of these hot and savory liquids instead. Choose low-fat and low-sodium versions for maximum health benefits. Because soup is water-based, a cup of hot soup will count toward your daily fluid consumption.
7. Add fast flavor.
If you’re looking for a quick-and-easy flavor booster, you might also consider sugar- free drink mixes, and flavor cartridges that can be used with your faucet filter system.