General Health | Water.

I know it is important to drink at least 8 glasses of water a
day, but can I count tea as a part of that?


Posted by Reply
Myfit Expert
78 Posts
4/6/2003 2:47:04 PM
Tea has often been believed to be a diuretic and therefore should be avoided for hydration purposes. However, a breakthrough study by Ron Maughan and Jane Griffin have proven this belief to be a myth. Tea has less caffeine than coffee and does not pose any threat to dehydration. Tea would have a diuretic effect if in one sitting you consumed 250-300mg of caffeine in your tea (equivalent to 5 cups).

However, I would not recommend that your daily 8 glasses of fluids come from tea. Be sure to get plenty of water, but don't be afraid to have your cup of tea. It can count as part of your daily water intake.

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