Staying hydrated throughout the course of the day can be a difficult task. It’s often hard to remember to drink water, and there’s even less motivation to do so if you’re drinking plain, bland H2O.
So, how can you motivate yourself to drink more water by spicing up its flavor a bit? Here are some ways you can do so.
“Steeping” water with some of your favorite fruits in the refrigerator is a great way to give it more taste. Oranges, lemons, and grapefruits can be used if you want citrus water, while you can also pick strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries to make a berry version. You can suit this to whatever your favorite fruits are.
Cucumber water is surprisingly refreshing and easy to make. Just slice up a half of a cucumber and put it inside of a pitcher of water, leave to chill overnight, and put it inside your flask or bottle to enjoy all day long.
If you’d rather not take the time to make fruit or cucumber water, plenty of companies now sell flavor packets that can make water a lot more exciting. You’ll find a wide range of flavors out there—including lemonade and tropical fruit—so just find what motivates you to stay more hydrated.