Q: I want to drink more water, but I find the taste pretty boring. How can I jazz up the flavor?

Samantha B. Cassetty, M.S., R.D., Nutritional Director, GHRI weighs in on ways to make water taste better.

jazz up your water

Sam says: Try one or all of the following:

  • Add a sprig of fresh mint or a slice of lemon, lime, or orange for flavor.
  • Steal this spa secret: each day, fill a pitcher with the amount of water you want to drink, then add cucumber slices or spears. Aim to empty the pitcher by day’s end.
  • If you’re out and buying water, look for one of the no-calorie flavored waters on the market.
  • Choose sparkling water, seltzer, or club soda, all of which ave a little more pizzazz – and can potentially help you lose weight. According to a University of Ulster and University College Dublin report, the carbonation tricks your tummy into thinking it’s full. Look into the home machines that add fizz to plain tap water.
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