How to drink more water
if you don't like the taste?
Here are some useful ideas on how to drink more water if you can't seem to keep up with the daily intake!
Many people find it difficult to consume enough water each day as they find it too bland. Some just prefer flavored drinks which may contain unwanted additives. Such additives may include – artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, and preservatives. Certain beverages contain high amounts of sugars and/or caffeine. Have a look at the ingredients next time!
Drinking water is essential for a healthy body including keeping the reproductive system functioning properly.
When trying for a baby, both partners need to assess if you're drinking adequate amounts (see our link below). Water can help to flush out toxins, which can otherwise affect sperm cells and the female egg.
Remember - other fluids do count but water is best! Water hydrates faster and better than other liquids, being the natural choice.
Tips on how to drink more water
♦ Drink only purified water. Use a good water filter to make sure there are no contaminants, which will also ensure the best tasting!
♦ Write yourself a reminder note to drink more water. Stick it onto your fridge door.
♦ Take it slow! If your not used to drinking much water, get used to it gradually over a couple of weeks.
♦ Keep a jug of water in the fridge. Most find chilled water more pleasant to drink rather than at room temperature.
♦ Try adding sliced lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, strawberry, kiwifruit, cucumber, or a sprig of mint for a refreshing drink. Go organic.
♦ Add a splash of juice to your glass of water for just a hint of flavor. Cranberry, grape, or pineapple are yummy. Freshly squeezed lemon juice is a great option because it helps balance out the body's pH which is good for the immune system.
♦ Make fruit ice cubes for a bit of fun! Cut up little pieces of fruit and place them into ice molds, then fill them up with water. Berries are easy as they can fit in whole. When set they look great, and guests will always be impressed. Alternatively you can make the whole ice cube out of juice.
♦ Spread your water intake throughout the whole day. Don't try to drink it all at once!
♦ Find a cute cup or other drinking vessel that you like and use that as your personal preference.
♦ Have a few particular times during the day where you regularly make sure you have a drink of water e.g. before you eat breakfast. Perhaps the best tip on how to drink more water is by simply incorporating it into your daily routine. You'll get used to the taste quickly and find it easier to consume.
♦ When seated for long periods (e.g. office desk) keep a glass of water handy where it's easily accessible, so you can sip away regularly. While doing physical duties or traveling around make sure you keep a water container handy.
♦ If planning a long day out (e.g. hiking) always check that you have sufficient water supplies to take with you, before you leave the house. Don't let yourself get dehydrated.
♦ Foods should make up around 20% of your daily water needs. Make sure you eat your fruits and vegetables as these are high in water content. Home made soups are also a good source.
*Please note - Don't reuse plastic drinking bottles, as chemicals can leach out into the water. This is also the case when plastic has been heated e.g. left out in the sun. A stainless steel drinking bottle is a good alternative.
Related articles -
how much water to drink daily
and the roles of water within the human body. Find out how dehydration can affect fertility. We also have a check list of the most common symptoms of dehydration.
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