9 Simple Ways To Drink More Water Every Day

by Jay | Updated on October 22nd, 2022

Ways to Liven Up Your Water and Increase Your Daily Intake

It is no secret that water is essential to sustaining good health.

The average human body consists of 60%- 75% water, but did you know the brain is a whopping 95% water, and the lungs 90% water! Not drinking enough water could lead to serious health implications such as severe fatigue, headaches, dehydration, and even an increased risk of urinary tract infections and kidney stones.

photo of sliced lemon on water

While a person may survive several weeks without food, the same person would only last a few days without water.

The health benefits of water are many and include:

Water flushes out toxins, regulates body temperature and metabolism, forms saliva, carries nutrients and oxygen around the body, and allows it to function at its best. Here are five simple tips which will help you to drink more H20.

  • speeding up metabolism leading to weight loss
  • easing joint pain by keeping the joints lubricated
  • maintaining a clear complexion
  • preventing constipation by helping move food through the digestive system
  • flushing out waste substances, thus kidney and liver function
  • controlling body temperature by aiding perspiration
  • providing energy boosts

With the recommended daily intake of water standing between six and eight medium-sized glasses a day, it can become somewhat intimidating to consider how to include that amount of water in your daily diet or lifestyle.

If you have kids, reaching the recommended targets can become even more challenging, with the market flooded with tempting sodas and juices, all drawing attention away from what can be seen as a tedious, uninspiring beverage.

However, by spicing up drinking water with these easy and inexpensive methods, you can increase and maintain the much-touted ideals and reap the benefits of drinking water!

Ways to Drink More Water!

Everybody knows the importance of drinking enough water daily; however, sticking to the recommended daily intake of 2.5 liters can be tricky.

It’s easy to get bored of drinking plain water all the time, so don’t be afraid to mix it up a little and experiment with adding different fruits and herbs to add some extra pizazz.

Learn how these simple tips will help you increase the amount of water you drink daily.

1. Flavored Ice Cubes

flavored ice cube

By freezing favorite fruit juices in an ice tray, it is easy to enjoy flavored ice cubes that make for a more exciting and flavorful glass of water. This is also a great way to encourage kids to drink more water as there are a variety of ice trays that produce custom and fun ice shapes that make water more appealing.

2. Flavor Packets

The market is filled with many varying brands of flavor packets, such as Go Greens Acai and Crystal Light, which all add a kick to plain drinking water. Delicious and popular flavors such as lemonade, tropical mic, and peach are all available for purchase, and brands such as Diet Snapple Sachets can be bought in sugar-free varieties meaning that there are no elevated fat levels to deal with.

3. Fresh or Frozen Fruit

Adding slices of fresh or frozen fruit such as orange, mango, melon, or peach to a water pitcher is an easy way to add flavor and draw attention to an otherwise uninspiring pitcher. The frozen fruit can be used in place of ice cubes. Berries like raspberry, blueberry, and strawberry also work well, and once the water is gone, the fruit can be plucked from the pitcher and eaten.

4. Herbs/Flavor Extracts

Mint and vanilla are a great low-calorie addition to drinking water. Infuse with warm water to bring out the flavors, and then pour over ice or add the leaves or extracts to a cold pitcher.

5. Cucumber

Cucumber slices are an old favorite and serve as a refreshing water addition. Once the water is gone, the slices can always be recycled and used as a cool eye mask!

6. Lemon and Lime

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The juices of lemon, lime, or both can be squeezed into plain water to give it flavor. Alternatively, adding slices of the fruit can provide a zesty citrus kick.

The great idea is to squeeze half a lemon into a jug of fresh water, add a few slices of mint and a few slices of the lemon, and place them in the fridge. Chances are that whenever you open your fridge, this jug of icy lemon water will look so great that you won’t be able to refrain from pouring a glass – it tastes great, too, and the lemon will aid the digestive system.

You can play with all sorts of fruits – crush a few blueberries or strawberries into your water to create a fruity taste. Several slices of cucumber will create refreshingly cool water perfect for the summer months, while organic or pure juice cordials will help to add flavor without the mess. Alternatively, if you have soda cravings, use sparkling carbonated water, which contains a fizz!

7. Crushed Ice

It may not sound too exciting, but by adding crushed ice to drinking water, you can enjoy a change in texture that takes the boredom out of drinking plain H20.

8. Boil it!


Yes, herbal teas count towards your daily water intake, so go check out some amazing herbal teas available on the market. From spicy to fruity, calming to energizing, there is a tea for everyone. If you need it a little sweeter, add a small amount of honey to the tea after brewing.

9. Eat it!


Your water intake doesn’t have to come from pure water; several fruits have very high water content. Try having extra watermelon – 92% water; other melons also have high water content. Also, apples, strawberries, grapefruit, and blueberries are great for snacking on and will help you to increase your daily water intake.


These are but a few ideas designed to give the water some extra panache to encourage people of all ages to drink those few extra glasses and meet that recommended daily intake. By incorporating these ideas into everyday dietary habits, weight loss, energy, clear skin, and the abundance of other health benefits are but a glass or two away!


Jay is a health and wellness enthusiast with expertise in water quality and nutrition. As a knowledgeable advocate for holistic well-being, Jay successfully manages Type 2 Diabetes through informed lifestyle choices. Committed to sharing reliable and authoritative insights, Jay combines firsthand experience with a passion for enhancing health."