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Spice Up Plain Drinking Water With These Ideas

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We've all heard the advice on how we should be drinking 6 to 8 glasses of water a day, what we haven't heard is how to drink water. Drinking plain water is less than thrilling, and with such a huge range of juices, sodas and other beverages available, it can be hard to keep up with your recommended intake.

Here are a few easy and inexpensive ways to spice up your drinking water.

Flavored Ice Cubes - By freezing your favourite fruit juices in an ice tray, you can enjoy flavoured ice cubes that make for a more exciting and tasty glass of water. This is also a great way to encourage kids to drink more water.

Flavor Packets - There are many brands of flavor packets you can buy such as Go Greens, Acai and Crystal Light that add a kick to your drinking water. Delicious flavours such as lemonade, tropical mix and peach are all on the market.

Fresh or Frozen Fruit - Adding slices of fresh or frozen fruit such as orange, mango, melon or peach to a pitcher of water is an easy way to add flavor. Berries like raspberry, blueberry and strawberry also work well and once the water is gone, you can help yourself to the fruit!

Herbs/Flavor Extracts - Mint and vanilla are a great low-calorie addition to drinking water. Infuse with warm water to bring out the flavors and then pour over ice or simply add the leaves or extracts to a cold pitcher.

Cucumber - An old favorite. Slices of cucumber make for a refreshing addition to water. You can always recycle the slices and use them for your eyes when you're done!

Lemon and Lime - You can either squeeze the juice of a lemon or line into your water or add a slice or two for a zesty citrus kick.

Crushed Ice - It may not sound too exciting, but by simply adding crushed ice to your water, you can enjoy a change in texture that takes the boredom out of chugging down plain H2O.

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