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20 Tips to Make Drinking Water Taste Better

INFUSE WITH FRUIT

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Fill a large jug with water, sliced fruit (try citrus, berries or melon) and ice; refrigerate overnight.

SOAK IT IN FLAVOR

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Let pineapple chunks soak in water for at least two hours.

MAKE A MASH

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Mash up blueberries or raspberries in the bottom of your glass, then add sparkling or still water.

MAKE A SPLASH

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Pour in a splash of unsweetened cranberry juice.

CUBE JUICE

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Make ice cubes out of no-sugar-added juice and add to sparkling or still water and cranberry juicewater.

MINT IT

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Tear up some fresh mint leaves and leave to steep in water before drinking.

CUKE IT

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Add sliced cucumber for a refreshing zing.

GO CITRUS

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Freeze clementine slices and use as ice cubes.

MIX IT UP

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Flavor with Crystal Light (or other sugar-free mix such as Lipton’s Green Tea).

ADD SPARKLE

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Make half the glass sparkling water, half the glass still water; it’s not as gassy as sparkling alone.

SPICE IT UP

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Crush some basil leaves, add to water and leave overnight.

VEG OUT

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After boiling vegetables, such as carrots, reserve the water and chill overnight for a vitamin-packed blast of flavor.

SWEETEN IT

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Add some artificial sweetener, like Splenda or Stevia, to give your drink pep without the calories.

BREATHE DEEP

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Add a few drops of rose water.

TAKE TEA

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Brew green or white tea, then chill.

PICK AN HERB

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Add an herbal tea bag like passion fruit; heat with lemon.

GRAB A SODA

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Add a splash of your favorite diet soda to plain seltzer water.

BRANCH OUT

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Try no-cal Metromint water (in flavors like Peppermint, Spearmint, Cherry Mint and Chocolate Mint).

TAKE IT TO THE TROPICS

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Add a dash of Acai juice blend, like Sambazon.