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How to drink more water when you hate water

We all know we're supposed to keep hydrated and that no, red wine or coffee unfortunately do not count. But the problem for a lot of people is that they simply have trouble with plain old water.

Drink More WaterSo how can you drink more water when it bores you silly? Here are some tips to get a little more creative with it:

Invest in a water filter. You might not be totally picky, after all - your water may just taste a little funny, whether due to minerals or chlorine or any number of factors. And a filter could be all you need.
Stick a straw in it. Get a reusable straw if you'd like to avoid the plastic ones, and sip on water throughout the day.

Drink some water first thing in the morning. Your body gets dehydrated overnight, and a glass of water is a great pick-me-up. It can taste surprisingly good in the morning (you were probably thirsty anyway, and you can still go for the coffee once it brews).

Freeze some fruit and add it to your water. Cold water is refreshing, and the fruit will add a nice flavor. They even make infusion bottles if you feel like kicking it up a notch.
Try vegetables or herbs for a different flavor altogether; cucumbers or celery, basil or mint are all good choices.

Play with different types of water, like coconut water or maple water.

Get a high-tech water bottle that tracks your water intake and can even customize how much you should drink. Or download an app onto your phone to track your consumption