Ordinary drinking water is boring. Sure, it might taste “good,” or at least not taste bad. And when you’ve come indoors from a hot day outside, you want a glass of cool water. You aren’t really thinking about sprucing up your water then.
But you might want to spruce it up later when you are just sitting around and not thinking about cooling your body.
There are lots of ways you can make your water more tasty, or zangy. If you want to spruce up your water supply, here are 7 ways you can make your water more palatable and enjoyable to drink.
7 Ways To Spruce Up Your Water
- Fruit – Let’s start with the easy one. You may have seen people drop some lemon into their water. You can also add mango, apple, watermelon, cantaloupe, orange, lime, or any fruit. Citrus or tropical fruit is really good.
- Cucumbers – I bet you haven’t thought of this. Slice up a cucumber and drop it into a pitcher of water then leave it overnight. For extra flavor, add mint.
- Cayenne Pepper – Cayenne is a natural spice that lowers blood pressure and cholesterol. If you like your water with a little bite, add some cayenne.
- Honey – Make your water sweeter with nature’s most natural and sweetest natural ingredient. Add it to hot water, then chill it.
- Ginger – Add a little ginger to your water to serve as an antibiotic. You can also treat ulcers and reduce complications set on by diabetes. You may even be able to prevent diabetes and fight off certain types of cancer.
- Carrots – What’s up doc? Just like you did with the cucumber, slice up those carrots and drop them in your water, then leave it overnight in the fridge. This will give your water a light, sweet taste. An alternative to slicing your carrots is to mash them up and place them in a coffee filter, then submerge them in your water for 10 minutes. Be sure to tie the filter with a rubber band to keep the carrots from falling into the water.
- Berries – I know, I know. Berries are technically a fruit, but they deserve their own category. You can use strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or your favorite kind of berry.
Flavoring your water can be a lot of fun. As an added bonus, it can also come with health benefits.