You probably are not drinking enough water. Calculated amounts for daily fluid intake from foods and drinks are 15.5 cups for men and 11.5 cups for women. While all of this does not need to be water, drinking water is a low-cost way to stay hydrated without extra calories added to your diet. If you find plain water unsatisfying, try to jazz it up with some of these quick tricks to make your tap water taste better.
Add Citrus Slices to Make Tap Water Taste Better
One of the simplest ways to boost the flavor of water is with citrus slices. Scrub the outside of the fruit first to remove any residual pesticides. Leave the peel intact and slice the citrus thinly. Place slices into your drink. Lemons, limes, oranges, and even grapefruit work well to make your tap water taste better.
Make Your Water a Little Savory with Herbs
You can even make your tap water taste a little savory with the addition of herbs. Rosemary is a popular option. However, you can also add thyme, chives, marjoram, basil, dill, hyssop, oregano, lemon balm, or parsley. Add any combination of these herbs for a unique take on your thirst quencher.
Drop in Mint Leaves for a Refreshing Drink
Other herbs add a sweet flavor to your water. Varieties of mint such as peppermint, spearmint, and apple mint turn your tap water into a refreshing drink that has the sensation of added coolness. For a hot summer’s day, few things can make you feel more refreshed than ice water infused with mint.
Cool Off with Cucumber Slices
Cucumber slices are a common addition to water at spas. These fruits – yes, cucumbers are fruits because they have seeds – have a mild flavor, they do make a difference in how your water tastes. For even more flavor, you can combine pieces of melon and cucumber and add both to your water for a fruity flavor that won’t overpower the water.
Add a Tea Bag for Calorie-Free Flavor
Infusing your water with a teabag is one of the oldest ways to make tap water taste better. You can use herbal tea bags for caffeine-free flavor or standard green or black tea for a little pick-me-up. Steep the tea bags in hot water just off the boil for a few minutes. Then add more cold water and ice for a flavorful, calorie-free boost to your tap water.
Great Summer Drinks Start with Great Tasting Water from Best Home Water Treatment Systems
Great thirst-quenchers start with pure water. The most convenient method to get purified water is by having a reverse osmosis purification system installed on your refrigerator’s water dispenser or kitchen tap. This system makes your tap water taste better. To get this type of system installed, contact us online at Best Home Water Treatment Systems or by phone at 951.737.1500. You can start living healthier and quenching your thirst with real, pure water from your home’s tap and add the flavorings to customize it to your palate.