This is a sponsored post on how to drink more water
Do you manage to get your water quota of 8 glasses a day in? I do not. Unless you count tea. Please say tea counts…!
I have, however, been trying to drink more water of late. Now drinking more water doesn’t sound like it goes hand in hand with being green, especially in a world where freshwater is at a premium. Here are some ideas on how to drink more water but still be mindful of the environment:
How To Drink More Water
Keep A Bottle With You
According to new OnePoll research for BRITA, Britons use 7.7 billion single-use plastic water bottles each year. That’s an awful lot of plastic that has to be recycled. Whilst recycling is a good thing, it takes energy. Avoiding single-use plastics is beneficial to the environment. Something to aim for is to keep a reusable refillable bottle with you whenever you are out and about. Sure, you’ll forget a few times, and leave the house with the water bottle sitting on the kitchen countertop, but it takes time to form a habit. Soon it’ll be as second nature as remembering to leave the house with your money and phone.
If Your Water Doesn’t Taste Good, Try A Filter
Once upon a time my partner and I moved over 500 miles from the north of Scotland to the southeast of England. As well as experiencing a bit of culture shock, our tastebuds went into shock. Coming from a soft water area to a hard water area hit us hard. To us, tap water tasted pretty horrible, and it was cloudy. It did a number on our appliances and made my tea gritty. We bought a filter and life felt immediately a million times better.
The filter was great when we were at home, but when you’re out and about it got a bit tricky when we drank the filtered water from our water bottle and needed to refill. BRITA’s BPA-free Fill & Go water bottle seeks to solve this problem: this water bottle actually filters the water while you drink, removing substances that impair smell and taste. And, because it can be refilled with fresh tap water at any time, you can enjoy delicious water anywhere – for only a few pence per litre. Pretty cool!
Make Your Water Tasty By Using Leftover Fruit or Herbs
Got a bit of lemon leftover from cooking dinner? A bit of cucumber from last night’s salad? Some sprigs of mint or thyme that didn’t get used? Some slices of orange that your toddler didn’t want? Make some fancy “infused” water with these leftovers and some ice cubes, and pretend you’re at a fancy spa/hotel/restaurant.
Make A Curry or Chili
I know this sounds out there but do bear with me on this! Whenever I’ve got vegetables about to go off in the fridge I chop them all up and make a batch of veggie curry or chili. The spice in the food makes me drink more water and has the added advantage of using up vegetables that would have otherwise have gone off.
If You Can’t Drink It, Don’t Waste It
I’m sure I’m not the only person that fills a glass of water and then finds a half-finished glass of water on the floor a day later. When this happens, I don’t tip it down the sink. Instead, I use it to water my plants, indoors or outdoors, depending on who is thirsty.
Do you have any tips on how to drink more water? Do share in the comments below! And here are some handy hints on how to save water in your bathroom.