We have all heard of the numerous benefits of drinking more than 8 glasses of water and we are also aware of the risks of failing to do so. However, for many people drinking the recommended 8 glasses of water can still be a daunting task. The reasons to avoid drinking enough water are aplenty, but we are here to tell you there is a way out. Here are 8 tricks that will help you drink more water every day!
Infuse your water
Water can be very plain & boring and just not delicious enough to motivate you to fetch yourself a glass every few hours. Which is why we recommend you infuse your water with your choice of fruits, herbs and vegetables. Make water so delicious that you will want to keep reaching for it. There is also the added bonus of consuming the additional nutrients from fruits and vegetables every time you drink water.
Invest in a good water bottle
It’s wise to add a good water bottle to your
Add spice to your diet
Making your food spicy surely boosts your metabolism and aids digestion, but most importantly, it has you reaching out for water. However, add only as much spice as you are comfortable with.
Eat water rich foods
Your body doesn’t get water only from what you drink, but also from what you eat. A portion of your water consumption target can be met by eating water rich fruits like cantaloupe, watermelons, kiwis, grapes or vegetables like cucumber, tomatoes, eggplant, celery, lettuce, etc.
Substitute a small portion of your target with healthy choices like coconut water, maple water, lemonade, fruit juices, herbal teas, etc. These will not just keep your body hydrated but will also pack in host of other nutrients and vitamins. Of course, sodas, alcohol or sweet laden drinks are not good substitutes.
Set goals for the amount of water you will consume by a given time, say noon and reward yourself when you achieve these goals. You can have friendly competitions with a friend to see who drinks more water. You can also use an app to track your water consumption too!
Make it a habit to start and end your day with water
Starting your day with a glass full of water (preferably with honey and lime) and ending your day with warm water will do your digestive system wonders. Set a reminder or schedule the pills you take accordingly.
Make your own popsicles at home in a flavor of your choice. Devour them on a hot sunny day, while also consuming the amount of water you need to. Or use a straw to drink water. Buy a crazy fun straw to encourage you to keep sipping. Also, it is easier to sip in more water rather than gulping in the same amount, so you are bound to drink up more without realizing.