What if I don't like the taste of water?

Heidi Powell
If you really don’t like the taste of plain water, try these tips:
  • Add a wedge of lemon or lime to your water.
  • Add a small splash of 100% fruit juice. You’ll hardly be adding any calories, and that small splash of flavor just might do the trick!
  • Add some cinnamon -- not only can it help you get that water down, but it has some other health benefits too.
  • Use an infuser water bottle to add some of your favorite fruity flavors to your water.
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Keri Gans
Nutrition & Dietetics
Who says you have to drink it plain? Dress it up. Flavor your water with a wedge of lemon or lime, fresh mint, or a few slices of cucumber. Or try fruit-flavored seltzer water, which packs a lot of flavor into zero calories and appeals even to those who simply can’t take plain water.
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Try these helpful tips:
  • Refrigerating tap water may make it more appealing to family members.
  • Try packets of crystallized lemon to add flavor without calories.
For a tasty recipe provided by your HFPN experts to enhance the flavor of water without adding chemicals, sodium, sugar or calories, try the following:

  • 6 cups chilled spring water
  • 12 thin slices of cucumber
  • 4 thin lemon slices
  • 4 sprigs of fresh mint (slightly crushed)
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary

Combine ingredients in a pitcher, cover, and chill for 2 to 8 hours. Add ice cubes just before serving.
Makes about 1 ½ quarts; about 4 servings.

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