Tea is as Hydrating as Water

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  March 29, 2011 at 6:47 PM Diet & Nutrition News
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Researchers in UK have found out that drinking 4-6cups of tea per day is as healthy as drinking 1.5 liters of water. The study has shown that tea does not lead to dehydration but is as hydrating as plain water.It is commonly believed that caffeine causes dehydration and deprives the body of necessary fluids by increasing the urge to urinate.
 Tea is as Hydrating as Water
Tea is as Hydrating as Water

21 men with an average age of 36years who generally did not have any caffeinated drink were part of the study. Within a period of 12hours they were supposed to drink four 240ml mugs of tea with 20ml of semi-skimmed milk and no sugar or the same amount of warm, boiled water. A similar test was repeated with 6cups of tea or about 1.5 liters of plain water. To check hydration levels blood samples were taken before consumption of the drink and also at regular intervals.

Dietitians at the Tea Advisory Panel found that 6cups of tea and 1.5 liters water offered similar hydrating properties. This study has been published in the British Journal of Nutrition.


Source: Medindia

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