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How can I stay hydrated and provide my body with enough water when I don't like plain water?

Hi everyone,

I have a bit of an issue staying hydrated throughout the day because I absolutely hate the taste of plain water. I know that water is essential for my body and that staying hydrated is important for my health, but I just can't seem to bring myself to drink plain water.

I've tried adding things like lemon or cucumber to my water, but it still doesn't do the trick for me. I've also tried drinking other fluids like tea or sports drinks, but I know that these aren't great substitutes for water.

Can anyone recommend any tips or tricks for staying hydrated when you don't like the taste of water? Are there any other hydrating foods or drinks that I should try incorporating into my diet?

Thanks in advance for your help!

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Hi all!

I can totally understand the difficulty in staying hydrated when you don't like the taste of plain water. Instead of trying to drink water, I've found that eating foods with high water content is a great alternative. Fruits such as watermelon, strawberries, grapefruits, and oranges are filled with water and taste great.

Another helpful tip is to drink herbal tea. There are so many flavors you can try, and it helps with hydration. Herbal teas such as chamomile, peppermint, and ginger will help with digestion and keep you hydrated throughout the day.

Lastly, I found that seltzer water is a refreshing alternative to plain water. There are plenty of flavors to choose from, and they provide the added bonus of carbonation, making it a tasty and hydrating drink to enjoy.

I hope these tips help you find an alternative to plain water that you can enjoy while staying properly hydrated. Cheers!


Hey there,

I used to have the same problem as you. I hated the taste of plain water and struggled to drink it throughout the day. What helped me was investing in a water bottle with a built-in fruit infuser. I could add any fruits or vegetables that I liked to the infuser, and it would flavor the water without adding any sugary or artificial flavors.

Another option is to try coconut water, which is a natural hydrator with a mild, sweet taste. Just make sure to read the label and choose a brand with no added sugars or flavors. Drinking herbal tea is also a great way to stay hydrated, especially in the winter months when you might not crave cold water.

Finally, don't forget about hydrating foods like watermelon, cucumbers, and grapes. These fruits are high in water content and can help keep you hydrated throughout the day.

I hope these tips help you stay hydrated and healthy!


Hi everyone,

I had a similar issue with drinking plain water, and I found that using a water tracking app can really help. I started using an app called "water reminder" which sends you notifications throughout the day to remind you to drink water. The app has different settings which allow you to customize the notifications to your preferences.

Another thing that worked for me was adding a slice of ginger, a pinch of salt, and a squeeze of lemon to my water. The ginger adds a slight spice and the salt enhances the taste, while the lemon adds a zingy flavor. I found that this combination made drinking water far more enjoyable.

If you're not a fan of ginger, you can try adding a few slices of cucumber, a sprig of mint, or some berries to your water. These will add natural flavor without any added sugars or artificial flavors.

Lastly, I try to carry a reusable water bottle with me wherever I go. Having a bottle with me makes it easier to stay hydrated throughout the day, and it's also better for the environment!

I hope these tips help. Stay hydrated!


Hi there,

I can totally relate to not liking the taste of plain water. One thing that worked for me was adding some herbal tea bags to a jug of water and leaving it in the fridge overnight. The water ends up with a subtle flavor that makes it much easier to drink throughout the day.

You can also try making your own fruit juice without any added sugar. I prefer blending up some berries and mixing it with a bit of water for a refreshing drink that's not too sweet. Pineapple is also a great fruit to blend for a hydrating drink with a tropical vibe.

For times when I don't have any fruits or tea bags on hand, I also like to drink sparkling water. The bubbles make it much more exciting to drink than still water, and there are so many different flavored versions available these days.

Most importantly, don't forget that there are many hydrating foods out there like soups, smoothies, and fruits as already mentioned. With a little bit of experimentation, you'll find something that works for you in no time!

I hope this helps.



I used to struggle with drinking enough water and found that the best way to stay hydrated is by using a hydration app. I started using an app that tracks my daily water intake and reminds me how much water I need to drink to meet my daily recommended intake.

Also, I invested in a good quality water bottle with a straw. I found that drinking through a straw made drinking water much easier and more enjoyable. When using a straw, you take in more significant gulps of water compared to sips, and it helps you drink more than you usually would.

Another strategy that worked for me was adding flavor drops to my water. Brands like Mio create fruit-flavored drops that add a bit of taste to water without any added sugars. These drops add just enough flavor to make drinking water less of a chore.

Lastly, I found that drinking a cup of water as soon as I wake up in the morning kickstarts my day with much-needed hydration. Sometimes, we mistake hunger for thirst, and drinking water before breakfast helps me distinguish between the two.

All in all, these are strategies I found useful, and I hope they help you stay hydrated!



I completely understand not enjoying the taste of plain water. For me, staying hydrated was a challenge until I discovered the wonders of drinking hot water.

Drinking boiled water has many health benefits like flushing out toxins from the body, improving digestion, and reducing constipation, among others. I was surprised to find that drinking hot water has a much lighter taste than cold water, and it's much easier to drink regularly.

Another way to get your fluids is by eating a lot of fruits and vegetables. Add them to your salad or snack on them throughout the day. Most of them have high water content, so they hydrate you and keep you full for longer.

Lastly, you can try to drink water through a straw. This is a small trick that can make a big difference when it comes to how much water you drink. The straw makes drinking water effortless and quick, so you're more likely to drink more of it.

I hope these tips help, and you find a method that works for you!

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