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erykah1310 February 3rd, 2007 10:08 PM

Water woes
 
Is there any way to make water more interesting????
I really need to cut back on juice and pop intake and increase my just plain ol water intake... but I hate water:yuck:

Aside from lemon in the water and cucumber slices in the water, is there any other way to make a glass of water actually taste good?????

Im serious here, as dumb as it sounds....:o

jiorji February 3rd, 2007 10:10 PM

well there was a commercial a little while back...about these things you add to your water and it makes it colorful and flavored. They have red and yellow and other colors...


..............i can't remember what it's called:shrug:

brandynva February 3rd, 2007 10:32 PM

What about adding Crystal LIght? They have quite a few flavors and only 5 calories per serving.

jiorji February 3rd, 2007 10:33 PM

Crystal light!!! that's what i was referring to!!

Prin February 4th, 2007 01:07 AM

Tea? :shrug:

badger February 4th, 2007 03:18 AM

Yeah, tea! I only seem to drink water in the summer - and plenty of it, with pleasure - but in the winter, forget it. Try mint or green tea, separately or as a combo, fill up a thermos and sip all day. Or briefly boil (yes, boil) black tea leaves in water with a little fresh ginger (Indian-style), add milk, reheat, strain, enjoy. Really delicious.

technodoll February 4th, 2007 09:59 AM

if your water is pure, filtered, ice-cold... wow how can anyone not love it? :confused: i drink the stuff all day long, must have water with my meals, looove water over just about any other drink... it does help to have good skin and look younger too :crazy:

chico2 February 4th, 2007 10:24 AM

Beer?:laughing: just kidding!!
I don't like water either,makes me hungry and that kind of defeats the purpose..I drink a LOT of cranberry-juice,but a friend of mine loves Crystal light..

erykah1310 February 4th, 2007 06:51 PM

Does crystal light have aspartame in it????
The tea thing sounds neat, like a home made iced tea...:rolleyes: <-- me thinking
My water is well water... while its a million times better than town water, i find it has a cardboard taste to it..... There is a spring down the road that I fill up bobbles with but its hard to access in winter...
I have to really avoid excess sugar, and acidy drinks....

Chico... the beer thought was a great one:thumbs up

technodoll February 4th, 2007 06:54 PM

can you buy spring water in gallons? i admit that card-board tasting water is a total turnoff :yuck:

Skryker February 4th, 2007 06:54 PM

Crystal Light does have aspartame in it, Erykah. Maybe some of the herbal teas? There's fruity ones that would make a decent iced-tea even without sugar.

Skryker February 4th, 2007 06:56 PM

Do you have a Brita or other filtering pitcher? If not, try it. It might well take all the cardboard taste out of the well water. It works here in Cornwall, where the water tends to be highly sulpherous.

~michelle~ February 4th, 2007 06:58 PM

have you tried a brita on tap filter? helps with the well water taste. i also find well water taste way better if you keep some in the fridge so its super cold. crystal light does have aspirtame in it:yuck: i actually like the taste of aspirtame but its soo bad for you. i cant drink water unless its super cold (and my cats are the same way!)

erykah1310 February 4th, 2007 07:00 PM

For some reason when i drink or chew or eat ( basically intake lol) anything with aspartame my throat feels like its swelling shut immediately afterwards... same things happens when I eat carrots, but i allergic to carrots, so am assuming aspartame as well.

Skryker February 4th, 2007 07:03 PM

Yeah, I have a friend who is allergic to aspartame. There is another sugar substitute called Maltose that is supposed to be much healthier for people, but I don't know much about it. :shrug: Don't quote me, but I think it's better for your teeth, too-doesn't contribute to tooth decay.

erykah1310 February 4th, 2007 07:06 PM

I definately have to avoid acidic things, ( starting to have acid errosion on my teeth :eek: )
Thanks for all the suggestions thus far... keep em coming, Im gonna go get a Brita tap filter this week, I just didnt think they really worked.

technodoll February 4th, 2007 07:26 PM

i've had a brita filter (pitcher) in my fridge for years now, it really does make a difference in water's taste. definitely! :thumbs up

Prin February 4th, 2007 08:48 PM

Yeah, britas work. Just make sure you change the filters often because they can become little petri dishes for the bacteria the filter filters out...

RolandsMom February 4th, 2007 08:59 PM

oh i hate water too!!!:yuck: i drink rooibos tea or honeybush. very healthy, very high in antioxidants, no caffeine (sp) and yummy! it is kind of a love it or hate it thing though.I grew up on it (in South Africa all the babies drink it) add a little milk and honey if you like (although the honeybush doesnt really need it) and enjoy! i dont think theres a way to make water taste good. ive given up on that.

hazelrunpack February 4th, 2007 09:04 PM

Britas do work--we need them because we have so much copper in the water that if we don't filter it we get sick. :yuck:

But the only way I can get water to taste good to me is to make it into coffee... :p ...which kinda defeats the purpose cuz then coffee's a mild diuretic and you still don't hydrate well...

rainbow February 4th, 2007 10:44 PM

We have well water that is absolutely the best :thumbs up ....maybe I should bottle and sell it. ;) :D

TeriM February 4th, 2007 10:47 PM

I increase my water intake by mixing sparkling water (usually just use the safeway brand) and mixing it with one part juice (cranberry or orange usually) and 2 parts sparkling water. Cuts way back on the calories but still flavor and some nutrition.

erykah1310 February 4th, 2007 11:28 PM

:cloud9: Temporarily solved my water issue....
Iced Chai Tea:cloud9: Very diluted and absolutely no sugar added, but really good. Kinda gave the water a bit of a kick....
After this pitcher is done...:shrug: gotta try something new.:o

Winston February 5th, 2007 04:33 AM

Try the crystal light singles...No calories and they taste good too! They have lemonade, ice tea, green tea etc...They have litre size packs or singles for water bottles!

Cindy

RolandsMom February 5th, 2007 09:17 AM

Ugh! i think Chrystal lite has Aspartame in it, which is worse than drinking suger water! nasty stuff!!!!
iced chai sounds yummy! might have to try it.


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