Ways to spice up your drinking water..

United States
May 2, 2010 2:59am CST
I personally LOVE water... In fact there are many many times when I crave it... I have an app on my phone that registers your hieght and wieght and tells you how many glasses of water you should drink a day, apparently I am supposed to drink 16.. thats a lot of water.. and even though I love it there are many times that we run outta ice or I just don't want it because I get tired of having no taste.. Well I saw a thing on TV about adding lemons and cucumbers to your water to make it taste better... has anyone tried this? Or have yall tried anything different besides crystal light or the other artifical flavors.. I am really looking for natural ways to make it just a little bit more tasty...
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
2 May 10
Hello Lilly and welcome to myLot. Hope enjoy your time here. I too saw that program. I did try the cucumber in a glass of water to change the flavor. I let it set for about five minute. I decided that I prefer my cucumbers in a salad or by themselves. I don't like the flavor it gave the water. When I get tired of plain water I do add lemon or lime juice to it. I see some one mentioned mint leaves and I think I will try that since we just bought a mint plant the other day. The problem with the advice to have ex amount of water per day is they don't say what size glasses to use. Glasses come in so many sizes. Those huge one that your served in restaurants or the 12 oz at home.
@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
2 May 10
hi deebomb my doctor told me 8 to 10 8 ounce glasses a day is all we need to stay hydrated really. also when we drink tea or fruit juice we also get some water and a lot of foods like tomatoes have a lot of water in them too.
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
2 May 10
In other words about 16 cups of liquid a day. Tea has caffeine in it so it can be dehydrating if to much is drank. Thanks for the information.
@laglen (19782)
• United States
2 May 10
yes but only add when your drinking it. You dont want it to sit in there a long time. Also cantaloupe is good too.
@umadper (947)
• India
2 May 10
hi,in my view,we are polluting everything including food with artificials...at least water is naturally available drink and most important to our body to function all the organs normally..so let us drink pure water..
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• Malaysia
2 May 10
my personal favorite is to crush a few mint leaves into the glass, then pour water in it. if it's cold water, the leaves kind of leave a tingly aftertaste in your mouth :)
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@p3ks626 (6550)
• Philippines
6 May 10
I love water too but I have never tried putting some cucumbers into it just to make it taste better. I'd rather drink it ice cold rather than put some cucumbers. I think that would be very strange.
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
2 May 10
Oh yes I'm like you I don't like just drinking plain water either especially that much. I have used both lime and lemons in my water. They also have other packages of healthy mixes that you can put into the water. They maybe a bit expensive I'm not sure. I like sticking to the lime and lemons. You can probably put in orange slices. You could even add a few drops of your favorite juice that would change the taste also.
@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
2 May 10
hi lillybelledaisyrose I like to make lemonade out of lemons a little sugar and water. also a slice of lemon in water does give it some zip, orange also does well. fresh cherries really ripe tend to seep their sweet juice into plainwater and its really tasty too. I also like the kool aid I used to get as a child, and still like the stuff and now a lotof it has natural flavors too.