Hydrating Alternatives for Water-Haters

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Water is the most basic element that we need to survive. Our bodies are mostly made up of it, everybody drinks it, it’s essential for a healthy life, blah blah blah–but what about us ladies who just aren’t feeling it? Hydration is key to a healthy body, but if you don’t like water there should be another way to get the nutrients our body needs. Luckily, there is! Check out these yummy and nutritious water substitutions:

Coconut Water

It has water in the title, but the flavor of coconut gives it an extra tasty boost. Not only is it delicious and refreshing, but there are also numerous health benefits if you drink it. Coconut water hydrates your body and helps your skin–making it the perfect post-workout or everyday drink to help your body.

Hint Water

Hint is a naturally flavored, fruit infused sparkling water that has no added sweeteners, preservatives, or calories. It’s also vegan, gluten free, and non-gmo. Translation: this is the drink for everyone who is turned off by water. Offering a wide array of flavors ranging from pineapple to watermelon, Hint can please everybody–hint hint, you should drink it!  

Infused Water

If you don’t want to spend the money on bottles of coconut water or Hint, make your own infused water right at home. Fill a pitcher of water with ice and your favorite fruit and veggies to naturally flavor your water. Try out a berry mix with strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. Or, opt for a cucumber, lemon, and mint water combo.

Tea

Since tea is flavored water, it tricks your body into a tasty way to hydrate. Steep your favorite tea and serve hot or over ice to nourish your body daily.

Sparkling Lemon Water

Try out this quick, easy, homemade alternative to water with a citrus twist. Simply grab any sparkling, fizzy, water-based drink you’ve got in your fridge and pour into a pitcher. Squeeze about two full lemons in and add ice–top off with fresh lemon slices.

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Helena is a senior at Northern Highlands Regional High School in New Jersey. She is an editor for her school newspaper and has a passion for journalism. In her free time, Helena enjoys watching Netflix, reading The New York Times, and obsessing over her girl crush--Beyoncé.

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