Water is vital to your health and wellness. In fact, men typically need 3.2 quarts daily while adult women require 2.3 quarts. Though some of the water that you get comes from food, you should also drink plenty of fresh water, especially if you live in a dry or hot climate.
Unfortunately, the tap water taste leaves a lot to be desired, especially if you usually drink more sodas, sports drinks, and juices than plain water. There are some ways to improve the taste of your water to get more simple water into your diet while cutting your beverage budget by not spending money on pricy flavored, sugary drinks.
Add Flavor Infusions
Forget packets of powdered, low-calorie drink mix to flavor your water. When used too often, the citric acid in these can damage tooth enamel. Instead, use fruits to flavor your water naturally and for a lower cost.
Fill a pitcher of water and float slices of lemon, cucumber rounds, or berries in it. Keep the water in the refrigerator for a tasty beverage whenever you feel thirsty.
Other flavor infusions that you can add to your water include herbs. Add fresh herbs into your water to boost its flavor. For instance, adding mint leaves makes the water more refreshing during hot weather. Other options include ginger, cilantro, rosemary, and basil.
Drinking caffeinated beverages can dehydrate you because the caffeine will cause you to urinate more. Instead of black or green tea, which both have caffeine, make your water taste better by preparing tisanes.
Also known as herbal teas, tisanes do not have tea leaves or caffeine, but they use a variety of herbs to create flavorful drinks. You can find these in boxes at grocery stores sold as caffeine-free herbal teas.
Like tea, you can drink tisanes hot or iced. Follow instructions on the package for brewing the tisane, but generally, you will submerge the tea into a cup of hot water for three to five minutes, depending on the ingredients.
Purify Your Water
If you don’t want to flavor your water, consider impacting its taste at the source. Some people don’t like the mineral flavor of tap water. However, if you choose a water purifier that uses reverse osmosis, you get purified water without contaminants, off odors, or unusual tastes.
If you want to have your water taste better, start with a home water treatment system from Best Home Water Treatment Systems. Contact us today to find out how you can integrate a reverse osmosis water purifier into your kitchen or refrigerator for water that you will want to drink.