I can't stand the taste of water, so I don't drink
enough of it. Is there an alternative I can have or anything that I
can add to water to make it lose the taste of water without turning
it into juice?
Getting enough fluids is the key to avoiding dehydration. Almost
as important is making sure you don't drink too many calories
with sugary beverages like soda, juice, and sports drinks.
Water is always the best way to hydrate and avoid empty
calories, but if you think it's too blah and it's just not
doing it for you, you can always spruce it up.
You have endless ways to make your very own concoction. Jazz up
your water by adding some citrus - a slice or two of lemon or lime
or a squeeze of orange can help make water more palatable. Give
flavored seltzer a try; it's got the fizz of a soda without all
the calories. Or make your own spritzer by adding a splash of juice
to plain seltzer. If none of these tricks work, try some
watered-down juice, using more water than juice. Don't give up
on water just yet!
For more information, check out these articles:
Energy Drinks and Food Bars: Power or Hype?
Mary L. Gavin, MD
Date reviewed: July 2007
Have a question?
Although we can't reply personally, you may see your
question posted to this page in the future. If you're looking
for medical advice, a diagnosis, or treatment, consult your doctor
or other qualified medical professional. If this is an emergency,
contact emergency services in your area.
*Names have been changed to protect user privacy.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice,
diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
© 1995-2009 The Nemours Foundation/KidsHealth. All rights reserved.