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it. My sister has explained it to me but I glaze over. She won't even let me count Ribena or juice.
So if you are thirsty/dehydrated and there is nothing else then drinking something with caffine in (which I think is what makes it a diuretic) is better than nowt.
If you consume an average amount (which is, I think about 4-5 cups of tea or 2 of coffee a day), it doesn’t count as a negative as the diuretic effect of the caffeine balances out the water content of the drinks. If you start to drink over the average then it upsets your body’s balance and tips over into providing a negative contribution.
Either way, it shouldn’t count towards an assessment of your liquid intake.
there's enough water in them for them to at least balance out as neutral if not a plus on the liquid front
It's a scoop of coffee, not eight pints of special brew
As does, in MODERATION, beer, believe it or not.
it might feel like it, but you're not actually pissing out 2-3 pints on that first piss in the pub. Or, indeed, a pint per piss after that.
Its a myth. Just drink when you feel thirsty.
i think i probably drink about a litre of water (just water) and several cups of tea and fruit tea a day, and a load of squash so i'm fiiiine
water both hydrates you and flushes you out (helps get rid of toxins and the like through kidneys, intestines, all sorts) - tea/coffee is fine for the first, not so much the latter (though it still helps)
As for the diuretic effect - coffee will only have an overall negative effect on you the first couple of times you ever drink coffee (or if you have a cup after not having any at all for 5-6+ months) or if it's really really strong (espresso for example, but rarely a regular cup). But for most people, it'll have a hydrating effect overall.
It's almost impossible to brew tea to the strength required for it to dehydrate you.
I just keep a 1.5 litre bottle by my desk and try and get through that in a day, as well as 3-4 cups of tea and maybe a coffee. It does help - you should be pissing like a horse 2-3 times a day ideally.
today so far I have drunk one hot chocolate and am sipping a medium latte. I will probably have a small glass of juice when I get home and maybe a coke. This is pretty average. I can't be doing with all this sipping water at my desk rubbish. I cope just fine.
option, pretty much because of you x