Target the tap
You probably get most of your water from your tap at home, and the taste of tap water can change a lot depending on location. If your tap water doesn’t taste great, you probably won’t want to drink that much. Using a simple filter can pull out some of the minerals that may be affecting the flavor.
Water from a glass cup will taste better, and as a bonus, it’ll look fancier! Liquids can absorb the flavors of a paper or plastic container, but they won’t pick up anything from glass. If you don’t like the taste of your water, consider changing what you’re putting it in.
Not all the water you get comes from just drinking the stuff – in fact, about 20% of your hydration comes from the foods you eat. If you are water-averse, be sure to eat plenty of juicy foods like watermelon, cucumber, celery, strawberries, or lettuce. You might find that you’re thirsty less often.
Other liquids can also help you stay hydrated. Coconut water is probably the best, but milk and iced tea will also do a nice job of getting some water in your system. Consider avoiding fruit juices, as they’re often high in sugar, and processing that sugar can actually dehydrate you.
Put some flavor in it
One of the best ways to spice up your water situation is to add a little something to it. Your best bet is a bit of fruit like lemon, lime, or cucumber.
Flavored waters and flavor additives often contain artificial sweeteners, which are generally fine for pregnant women with the exception of Saccharin and Cyclamate. If you avoid those two, you should be fine, but you might want to consult your healthcare provider before you make any new additives a regular part of your routine.
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