Healthy alternatives to drinking water.

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  1. Sonic Angel Knight
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    Drinking water is boring, doesn't have much of appealing taste. What are some good flavors I can drink instead that is tasty and healthy to consume? Also I can't drink 8 cups of water a day, is just too much and it doesn't help is not appealing.:unsure:
     
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    sarkwalvein More coffee, please!

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    Chinese Sencha with apple.

    PS: Of course, with no sugar. I love it.
     
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    Juice mixed with (acidoules) water
    Tea
     
  4. Ricken

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    Juice in general is pretty good
     
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    Also Rooibos, for when you had enough of the Apple Sencha.
     
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    Get some milk and poor some strawberry or chocolate syrup in there.

    I'm not sure if you would call in an alternative, but home made fruit smoothies pretty tasty
     
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    soda
     
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    Healthy alternatives to drinking water
     
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    Drink when you're thirsty and you'll be fine. Drink whatever you want.
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  10. sarkwalvein

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    This, but also drink the Apple Sencha and the Rooibos without sugar, they are tasty.
    And the Sencha (for me) goes great with Sushi.
    The Rooibos is more... like, perhaps for pastry.
     
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    You could try making kool-aid with Splenda or some other sweetener rather than sugar.
     
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    You really can't get more healthy then water. Gatorade, or some spots drinks work I guess.
     
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    You could infuse it with fruit or cucumber.

    I love lime water.

    Also like the above posts, rooibos is very good. Many other herbal teas can have a diuretic effect so be careful.
     
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    Tea, yogurt. Homemadde yogurt only costs a few cents more than milk does if you know what you're doing.
     
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    Last time, and other times, I drank gatorade/powerade/American sporty salt water my kidneys felt like I had been hit in them. Can't suggest those. Vile muck that stuff is.

    Anyway I call it fruit squash. If you are not drinking tea or coffee in the UK you are probably drinking that. However finding it outside it is harder, especially if you are not inclined to pay import shop prices for it. It is however the only thing I truly miss when out and about in the world, though it is better now those hyper concentrated things exist and I can load my bag up with those.
    Just read the stuff on the back of my bottle I keep with me and 5 calories for 250ml, 4 on another bottle I have here. Granted that is suggested 1:9 with water dilution and I usually go a bit stronger.
     
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    Kool-aid.







    Uhhhh that was a joke but stuff like La-croix, carbonated water and fruit essence water is good.
     
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    Fruit juice isn't that much better health-wise (still a lot of added/processed sugar), water with crystal light would fare better IMO.

    Real fruit in water would also be better, my mother has a water bottle that has a container in the middle that lets fruit juice gradually release in the water.
     
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    I wish I had one of those. Those are cool
     
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    Yeah, excess sugar is quite bad, and an awful acquired taste for us westerns.
    The problem, it is kind of addictive, and once you are addicted to it reducing the poison to healthy levels takes time. You will have severe "sugar appetite" cases and even headaches for a couple of weeks until detoxicated. True story. (and the worst part, it numbs your taste buds, everything is tastier if you stop abusing sugar for some times)
     
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    Sugar is physically and psychologically addictive for many people unfortunately.