7 Ways To Make Water Taste Good

Let’s admit it – water tops the list of the most essential things you need to stay healthy. Now water is tasteless and not everybody likes the idea of drinking water. However, to ensure our bodies function properly we need water. If you are looking at developing the habit of drinking more water, then here are some tips to get you going.


Use Fresh Fruit
Citrus fruits like lime, lemon and orange give water a classic flavour. Try crushing fresh raspberries or watermelon into your water, or adding strawberry slices. Cucumber and fresh mint are refreshing flavors as well — especially in summer.

Add a Cinnamon Stick
Spice water up with this tip from The Kitchen: Simmer a cinnamon stick in a cup of water, then use the resulting liquid as a concentrate that you mix with cold water and ice. Not only does the flavored water taste great, but cinnamon comes with a host of its own health benefits; it can help lower blood sugar and cholesterol.

Steep Herbs
Adding leaves to your H20, like mint or crushed basil, is a great way to punch up its flavor (it’s kind of like making a mojito, minus the sugar and alcohol). Steep leaves in the water overnight, and feel free to add a squeeze of lemon or lime in the morning.

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. You can add fresh fruit or natural juice flavors to your seltzer, as suggested above, or look for naturally flavored seltzers at your local market.

Veg Out
After boiling vegetables, such as carrots, reserve the water and chill overnight for a vitamin-packed blast of flavor. This will ensure you get the benefits of the veggies as well as the healthiness of water. It’s a win-win.

Go Crazy With Vinegar
Adding vinegar to water is similar to adding citrus. You will get sour water that has vitamin C. Adding apple vinegar to water and then drinking it is also very healthy. However, do not mix in balsamic vinegar since it has oil, but any clear vinegar is good for flavouring your water.

Tea Time
Choose any of the innumerable varieties of teas and herbal drinks, not only to stay hydrated, but also to reap piles of benefit for your body. Black tea contains catechins, flavonoids that can improve cardiovascular health and may help prevent cancer.

So there you go. Go ahead and get drinking. Cheers!