Learn To Love The Taste Of Water

Learn To Love The Taste Of Water

Everyone knows drinking water is vital for our health, but not all of us are keen on its taste (or relative tastelessness). Make sure you drink enough water and enjoy drinking it with these tricks suggested by WikiHow.

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The suggestions fall into two categories: change the taste of water (or how it tastes to you) or change how you think about water. Tips in the first category include trying other water sources, such as mineral water, or adding things like lemon or mint to the water to add more flavour.

On the psychological side, one of the suggestions is to drink just water for a while so you can better develop your taste — and appreciation — for it:

This might seem counterintuitive, but when you drink super-sweet beverages like soda pop and juice all the time, it is hard for water to compete. Your affinity for sweetness can decrease if you expose yourself to less of it.

More suggestions on learning to love water include learning about its many health benefits, knowing how much water your body needs, and making sure you always have water at arm’s reach. See the article for the full list or share your tips with us in the comments.

How to Love the Taste of Water [WikiHow]


  • Best water I’ve ever tasted is ‘rain water’.. nothing like it, although for some it’s an acquired taste. Also tea made with rain water,.. Heaven..!

  • If you have a good source of water to begin with (eg Sydney or Melbourne water, not the yucky tasting stuff from Perth, Adelaide or London) the biggest influence on taste in the temperature.
    If you get people to taste bottled water and tap water, both slightly chilled (say in the fridge for an hour) most people can’t pick which is which.
    With this in mind, I think people say bottled water tastes better because it is normally almost drunk soon after being bought from a shop where it has been sitting in the fridge. Tap water is generally a bit warmer (especially in summer).

    • I currently (and always have) preferred tap water over chilled bottled water. I find the 2-3 degree serving temperature unpleasant compared with water at its underground temperature (5-10 degrees).

  • I drink soda water, a dash of cranberry juice and lime. Makes it more interesting.

    I also have a 1L bottle that I keep at work and refill. I force myself to drink 2 bottles per day.

    • “I force myself to drink 2 bottles per day”
      Why would you force yourself to drink two bottles per day? There’s absolutely no evidence to suggest you must drink any amount, other than to slate your thirst..!! Just curious is all.. #]

  • I agree that while forcing such a strict and fixed schedule doesn’t seem necessary, it don’t see it being harmful either.

    I’m a big believer that as long as you drink when you’re thirsty, you’ll generally be adequately hydrated – there’s not any evidence to suggest (that I’ve seen so far, anyway) that drinking additional water can be harmful, until you start drinking ludicrously high levels.

    If someone feels better for it – then I’m all for it, but to each their own.

  • Lemon in water is a winner for me – I like the plain stuff, but lemon is refreshing and also adds natural electrolytes to the water, easing its absorption into the body.

  • Rather than forcing or tricking yourself to drink water, inform yourself of the benefits from having the required amount of water every day & remind yourself every time you have a drink of water about these benefits.

    I have to drink another glass of water to achieve my daily intake.

    I am drinking this glass of water because of the benefits it will give to my health, which are…

    You are changing drinking water in to a beneficial idea.

    This technique works for many different things as well.

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