Target the tap
You probably get most of your water from your tap at home. Depending on where you live, the taste of your water can change a lot. 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 look fancier! Liquids can absorb the flavors of a paper or plastic container, but won’t pick up anything from glass. If you aren’t liking the taste of your water, consider 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. Try to avoid fruit juices, as they’re often high in sugar (even though it’s natural sugar), and processing that sugar can actually dehydrate you.
Put some flavor in it
Perhaps the most popular way to spice up your water situation is by adding a little something to it. Your best bet is a bit of fruit like lemon, lime, or cucumber (which is technically a fruit).
Flavored waters and flavor additives often contain artificial sweeteners which are generally fine for pregnant or TTC women, with the exception of Saccharin and Cyclamate. If you avoid those two, you should be fine, but might want to consult your healthcare provider before you make any new food a regular part of your routine.
A huge benefit to flavoring your water is that it makes adding more stuff to it easy. Something like the powdered drink mix from our partners at Premama is the perfect thing to pop in your glass.
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