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Coffee and Tea Are Not Dehydrating?

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  • A notion many have accepted as a matter of course for years — that drinking coffee or tea essentially saps your body of moisture through the dehydration process — is false information, a new study reveals
  • Drinking the right amount of coffee per day may lower your risk of developing atherosclerosis, and previous reports note other benefits, from lowered cognitive decline to helping ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • A recent study shows that coffee consumption may have a potential beneficial effect for fighting cardiovascular disease (CVD) as well as coronary calcification, particularly in nonsmokers
  • Consumption of sugar-sweetened soda is associated with a higher risk of kidney stone formation, while drinking tea and coffee — both caffeinated and decaffeinated — lower the risk

By Dr. Mercola

When you're really thirsty, a refreshing glass of water is the healthiest thing to drink, but in those moments, you probably don't crave coffee or tea. However, in spite of the fact that the caffeine in those beverages will have a diuretic effect, those comforting pick-me-ups are not dehydrating, as many people believe. So essentially, the notion many have accepted as a matter of course for years is false information.


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