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Published on July 26, 2016

Dress up your water

Not drinking enough water? Try these tricks to jazz up the taste – and look – of a glass of water.

We all know how important it is to stay hydrated. Water makes up approximately 60% of the adult human body. Your body uses water for almost everything it does. It's needed to help regulate body temperature, lubricate joints, flush waste and reproduce cells.

It's important that you drink plenty of fluids (the most common recommendation is 6-8 glasses daily). Unfortunately, the lack of taste in plain water sends many people opting for sugary alternatives. But water is the healthiest way to get the fluids your body needs each day.

Here's how to get a bit creative and jazz up your water so that it's not only thirst-quenching, but it tastes good.

Add pizzazz to your water:

  • Add slices of lemon, lime or orange. They add taste and make your glass look inviting.
  • Infuse your water with berries, pineapple or melon. Change it around each day for varying flavors and colors.
  • Cucumber adds a fresh, clean taste.
  • For a more savory taste, enhance water with chopped mint leaves or basil.
  • Freeze bits of fruit or herbs in ice cube trays. This adds subtle flavor and an interesting look.
  • If you prefer some fizz, try sparkling water. You can reduce the fizz by mixing sparkling and plain water together.

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