A lot of people struggle to drink water because they simply don’t like the taste. But don’t worry, where there’s a will there’s a way. One of my most effective and popular water “hacks” is to add cinnamon to your water. Aside from improving the overall flavor of water, cinnamon actually sensitizes the body to insulin. It also promotes a healthy gut flora.

Here’s how I do it:

Method 1: Drop a cinnamon stick in your water bottle and chill overnight. The water will become infused with subtle hints of cinnamon.

Method 2: A better strategy to coax out the flavor and color is to simmer cinnamon sticks in a pot of water on the stove; a ratio of one cinnamon stick to one cup of water works well. As a bonus your kitchen will smell amazing!

Cool the liquid and use it as a concentrate to mix with your daily water.

If you dislike the flavor of water or struggle to meet your daily hydration goal because you find water boring and tasteless, try adding cinnamon next time.