3. Infuse your water
Another way to improve the taste of your water is to infuse it with fruits, vegetables, and spices. These elements add more than flavor; they also add nutrients and appetizing colors. Start with a clean, glass pitcher, and try these homemade water infusions:
- Raspberries and lemon
- Lemon, cucumber, ginger
- Blackberries and oranges
- Blueberries, lemon, rosemary
- Apples, cinnamon, ginger root
You can even purchase special pitchers that hold the fruit in its own container within the water so that you don’t drink any fruit pieces when you take a sip.
4. Alkalize your water
Alkalizing your water involves bringing its pH level back to a more appetizing place. The higher your water’s pH, the more bitter it becomes. (However, some people actually enjoy a higher pH, and that’s one of the reasons some people prefer the taste of bottled water.)
To improve your water’s pH balance, you can purchase an alkaline filter or apply pH drops. Or, for a homemade fix, you can alkalize your own water with baking soda (add a quarter teaspoon per quart of water) or with lemon juice.
5. Add fizz to make sparkling tap water
Some people find that fizzy water improves its overall taste. So, you can create your own fizzy water by purchasing a machine or faucet that creates sparkling tap water. You can even add fruit for a little additional flavor. However, keep in mind that fizzy water isn’t suitable for all dishes when cooking, and it can sometimes lead to an upset stomach or excess gas and bloating.
6. Clean or replace your pipes
Finally, you can clean and/or replace your pipes to improve the taste of your water. Sometimes, the contamination you taste comes from inside your own home, especially if you’re living in an older house, condo, or apartment. If old pipes are your problem and you don’t want to do a complete re-installation, a point-of-use water filter may be able to help. If you do opt to clean and replace your pipes, this might remove courses of contamination like sediment build up, moss growth, algae growth, and deterioration of metal from the pipes themselves.
Enjoy safer, better-tasting tap water
Even with treatment processes in place and pipes repaired, your tap water may still hold contaminants that affect the taste and safety of your water.
The best option to remove contaminants is to use a filter. Aquasana has several types to choose from, including under sink and whole house systems that allow you to get filtered water from a single location or every faucet in your home. So, use the above techniques to improve the taste of your tap water while you research a new filter from Aquasana. Then, after installation — enjoy healthy, delicious water and peace of mind.
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