We all know that we need a good eight to ten glasses of water a day to be healthy. But did you ever stop to ask, why? And what is it about water that makes it so special? There are as many different types of water as there are days in the week. So are some better than others? And what if you don’t like water. How can you make sure you’re still getting your fill? Let’s explore the subject of water in-depth and get clear to the bottom of this essential liquid. 

Water or H2O is a colorless, odorless liquid that is found all over the world. It is essential for life even though it does not contain any nutrients. The taste of water varies depending on how it is treated and which minerals are present. Tap water is the most plentiful type of drinking water available, and it comes from your tap from a local source. It is most likely treated with fluoride and may have a slight taste of the copper pipes that are used to deliver it. If you don’t like the taste of tap water, you can try using a filter or drink spring or alkaline water, which has a smoother taste. Sparkling water is another way to get your water fix. This water has been carbonated and may contain fruit juice. A great alternative, especially on a hot, sunny day. Distilled water is another type of water which is created from the steam of boiled water. This water contains no chemicals or minerals.  

If you don’t like any of the above waters and find it challenging to get your fill, don’t despair! There are a few tips and tricks you can use to help it go down easier. One healthy tip is to squeeze lemon or lime into your water. This will not only add vitamin C; it will alter the taste to make it more palatable. And if you’re feeling really daring, try adding some other fruits or herbs. Berries, mint, ginger and even cucumber can add a nice flavoring and help you get your eight to ten.  

From tap water to sparkling water and everything in between, we now have so many choices when it comes to water. So what are you waiting for? Drink up!

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