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Old May 26 2013, 08:58 PM   #16
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Re: Water Enhancers

I understand, it's just that I never found "plain water" boring, or got tired of it. I rarely feel the need to drink "something else", but when I do, it's either a glass of wine while eating, a glass of (unsweetened) fruit juice on breakfast, or a beer on the weekend when I go out with friends (which is, almost never since we got the kid, but that's another story ), but that's it.

I rarely if ever drink soda, so I don't have to worry about stuffing myself with sugar and stuff.

(Also, I have to mention that tap water in my town is pretty good, so I guess that helps.)
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Old May 26 2013, 09:23 PM   #17
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Straight out of the tap for me, if I want something to drink which has booze in it I stick to the spirits.
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Old May 26 2013, 09:54 PM   #18
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I sometimes squeeze a bit of lemon or lime into a glass of water...I never thought of it as enhanced, though.
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Old May 26 2013, 10:39 PM   #19
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What about Augmented water?
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Old May 26 2013, 10:42 PM   #20
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What about Augmented water?
It's called espresso, dear. As an Italian, I thought you'd know that.
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Old May 26 2013, 10:45 PM   #21
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I sometimes squeeze a bit of lemon or lime into a glass of water...I never thought of it as enhanced, though.
Cucumber slices are very nice as well.
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Old May 26 2013, 10:45 PM   #22
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What about Augmented water?
It's called espresso, dear. As an Italian, I thought you'd know that.
Good one.
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Old May 27 2013, 05:36 AM   #23
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. . . Plain old water can be boring sometimes. I found it easier to drink more water if it was flavored, and I therefore stayed more hydrated.
When I drink a beverage like iced tea or lemonade or Coke, it takes more of it to quench my thirst. So during the day I drink mostly plain water to replenish those precious bodily fluids.
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Old May 27 2013, 05:51 AM   #24
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I love water. Plain water with nothing in it tastes delicious and is so refreshing. It doesn't need to be cold or anything either. I grew up on well water so a lot of tap water still tastes a bit weird to me, but it's still good! I can't imagine any flavor additive actually enhancing the taste of water, but if it's not bad for you and it gets you to drink more water, then that's great.
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Old May 27 2013, 03:37 PM   #25
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The only thing I will add to water sometimes is those little Crystal Light packets, usually lemonade flavored, because I love me some lemonade. I've tried the other kinds of water enhancers but the flavors always tasted a little off to me. Or, it tastes weird because it's like really watered down juice.

I enjoy drinking water by itself usually, though I want it to be ice cold (preferably crushed ice). Room temperature beverages are no good.
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Old May 27 2013, 03:54 PM   #26
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Re: Water Enhancers

I love these. I honestly don't like the taste of plain water (it tastes like cold slimey liquid air, yuck.) so things like this definitely helps me make sure i'm drinking enough water in a day.
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Old May 28 2013, 03:02 PM   #27
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Tried a few different ones. Nothing to write home about. For me at least, a good ice cold bottle of plain water was better. The ones I tried were either way to sweet with the fake sweetener or to bitter--didn't matter what amount of the flavouring I used. I did notice that the colder the water, the better the taste.
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Old May 28 2013, 04:12 PM   #28
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I liked them better...when they were called Kool-Aid.
You can get actual Kool-Aid in little squirt bottles now too.

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I can't stand the term "water enhancer" or "flavored water." It's either water or it isn't. Coffee, tea, Dr. Pepper, grapefruit juice, beer, and wine are all mostly water, but no one would call them "flavored water."
I think the difference is that you're starting with a glass of water and just adding something to it.
I do that everyday when I make tea, but no way is that a water enhancer or flavored water! It's just tea! Same with coffee!

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Old May 28 2013, 04:17 PM   #29
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Plain old water can be boring sometimes. I found it easier to drink more water if it was flavored, and I therefore stayed more hydrated.
This is completely incomprehensible to me, but to each his own, I guess.
Wow! I agree completely with IT! That doesn't happen often!

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Plain old water can be boring sometimes. I found it easier to drink more water if it was flavored, and I therefore stayed more hydrated.
This is completely incomprehensible to be, but to each his own, I guess.
I mean, I like plain old water just fine, but sometimes I want to drink something else. These "water enhancers" allow me to do that without adding a bunch of extra sugar or chemicals.
Make no mistake, you are adding chemicals to the water. Chemicals that start out highly concentrated. Further, don't delude yourself into thinking that you're "enhancing" the water. You're adding chemical flavors to it.

You're probably doing no more harm than all the other artificially flavored junk out there, but be realistic about what you're doing.

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Old May 28 2013, 04:18 PM   #30
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I've always had trouble even comprehending disliking the taste of water -- I was completely confused by the idea as a kid, and it still baffles me. To me water doesn't have a taste. It's just wet.
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