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10 Clever Ways To Stay Hydrated If You Hate Drinking Water

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May 15, 2021
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Drinking eight glasses of water a day is recommended for staying healthy and hydrated as an adult. Unfortunately, downing one glass of water can be challenging for many people out there.

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We all know that drinking enough water is vital for our well-being, but getting in all the liters can be tricky. However, just because you don’t want to drink water one day doesn’t mean you can neglect hydration altogether.

Thankfully, there are plenty of alternatives that can help you stay hydrated throughout the day. Read more to explore ten clever ways to stay hydrated on days when you just can’t stand the taste of water.

Eat Watermelon

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Watermelons have an extremely high water content of 92%, so if you’re a fan of the fruit, you better dig in. The fluids in watermelon also contain salt, magnesium, and calcium, which are fantastic for hydration.

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Drink A Glass Of Milk

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Milk is an excellent substitute for water and is even better for post-workout rehydration. If you are struggling to drink water on a cold day, warm up a glass of milk and sip on it to enjoy the rising hydration levels.

Soup Starters

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Plenty of people hate drinking water when it is freezing outside, but those people wouldn’t mind soup. Add a warm bowl of clear soup to your lunch and dinner starters to boost your water consumption.

Smoothie Sips

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Smoothies are way more delicious than a plain old glass of water, so this is an excellent alternative. Just pick fruits with high water content and add ice or water instead of milk or yogurt to sneak in some H2O.

Infuse With Fruit

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Add some exciting flavors to your water pitcher to make each glass tastier and easier to drink. Some good water infusion combinations include ginger and lemon, mint and strawberry and raspberries, and cucumber.

Dilute Your Drinks

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If you prefer to drink juice, iced tea, or lemonade, you can simply water it down with ice or water. By diluting your chosen beverages, you will get the flavors you are craving while boosting your water intake.

Salty Snacks

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No one can resist reaching for a bottle of water after snacking on something savory. If you know that you are likely to grab a soda instead, avoid salty snacks at all costs, otherwise enjoy a bag of pretzels and get sipping.

Drink Tea

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Tea is just hot infused water, so if you can get into the habit of drinking more tea, you will be okay. The best thing about tea is the variety of flavors available, and you can drink it hot or cold, so you’re set anytime.

Buy Cool Straws

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Humans are visual creatures, and sometimes we just need the packaging to convince us into doing something. Buying a cool reusable straw may encourage you to reach for a glass of water more often.

Sparkle It Up

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Sparkling water or seltzers feel way more sophisticated and fun to drink than a regular bottle of water. Try to take your water-based beverages with bubbles only and see if the posh vibes help you stick to the habit.

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