Not Everyone Loves to Drink Plain Water, So Here Are Some Alternatives

We often take ordinary things, like water, for granted. (Image:  Pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)
We often take ordinary things, like water, for granted. (Image: Pixabay / CC0 1.0)

We often take ordinary things, like water, for granted. But really, we know we just can’t live without it. Health experts generally recommend you drink at least 40 oz of water (about 6 cups) per day. Or if you exercise or do other strenuous activities, you should drink 50 oz (about 8 cups).

But not everyone finds it easy to down the clear stuff straight from the tap. So, here are a few variations to make it more palatable to your taste buds and almost just as good for your body.

Make tea

Tea has things like tea polyphenols, theine, and tea polysaccharide that are actually good for you. In particular, catechin can help prevent cardiovascular diseases by keeping the elasticity of blood vessels. It is not recommended that anemia patients drink tea, because the tannin in the tea will inhibit the absorption of iron. Meanwhile, it is not recommended to drink tea before sleep because of caffeine levels. It would be better to have tea when you feel sleepy in the afternoon.

The methods that are used to process tea are inherited from ancient Chinese traditions. (Image: pexels / CC0 1.0)

The methods that are used to process tea are inherited from ancient Chinese traditions. (Image: pexels / CC0 1.0)

Boil it

Boiling water removes germs and bacteria, and humans have been doing it since ancient times. The boiling process changes the hardness of the water, but keeps the original minerals in the water. When you drink a cup of cool or warm boiled water after waking up, it can be absorbed into the blood within 3-5 minutes, helping with circulation and supplementing water lost from the body overnight.

Make lemonade

Lemonade, made with real lemons or concentrate from real lemons, contains a large amount of vitamin C, vitamin B1, and vitamin B2. It is also rich in organic acid and citric acid. These ingredients can slow aging of the skin, and promote weight loss.

(Image: Riedelmeier via Pixabay/CC0 1.0)

Lemonade, made with real lemons or concentrate from real lemons, contains a large amount of vitamin C, vitamin B1, and vitamin B2. (Image: Riedelmeier via Pixabay/CC0 1.0)

Add honey

Honey assists with bowel movements, and prevents dark spots forming on the skin. Drinking a cup of honey water between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. will energize you and increase your work productivity. If you are diabetic, however, it best to avoid this.

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