One thing that I hear a lot from my participants is that many of them do not like the flavor of plain water. Which is really crazy to me, because I love it! However, this article by the Wall Street Journal reported that 20% of Americans do not like the flavor of plain water, so I guess it’s true! Yet, we know guzzling plenty of H20 is important. So here are some tips and tricks I’ve shared with my participants on some healthy ways to flavor your water.
1 – Fruits and Veggies: Adding some berries, lemon (ok, I admit I love lemon water!), cucumber slices or even pineapple are great ways to add some flavor, without adding lots of calories. You can let them soak overnight or even freeze them inside ice cubes for a quick way to add a kick to your water.
2 – Herbal leaves: Another great way to add zest to your water, without breaking the calorie bank, is by adding herb leaves, such as basil or mint. These will add a nice, fresh flavor, making your water that much more refreshing.
3 – Single Serving Flavoring Packets: If you decide to recruit help from non-organic sources, opt for those that are zero calorie and aren’t packed with lots of artificial sweeteners. There are many option for these on the market, giving you a variety of flavors. They are also convenient to pack, so you can flavor your water anywhere.
4 – Liquid Flavoring: These are similar to flavoring packets, however the amount you are adding is in your hands. While some of these are already zero calories, be wary of adding too much sweetener to your water. Moderation is key to a healthy diet.
5 – Sparkling: Sparkling water is another creative way to break the monotony of plain water. Make sure you go for the “no sodium” option. Owning your own carbonator is a great way to monitor this.
Yay! Now go enjoy!
Do you like the flavor of plain water or do you like to flavor it?