Does tea/coffee/juice count as water intake?

Does tea/coffee/juice count as water intake?

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  1. The short answer is NO!

    Does tea/coffee/juice count as water intake?

    Tea and coffee (or any kind of soda) dehydrate the body.
    Only water hydrate our bodies .
    Just keep plenty of clean water in your close proximity (arms reach) and drink it, when your body requires it.

  2. Absolutely NOT! Water is water, pure, clean, without molecules of food in it. Tea and coffee are the opposite of water…they take water OUT of the body and make you more dehydrated. Juice is sugar…and is definitely not a healthy drink. If you are counting water intake, use glass quart containers filled with good water and measure how much you drink per 24 hours to hydrate your cells. But, hey, most people don’t like drinking water so they have to drink juice, tea, or coffee…I say fine. Big Pharma loves your money. Doctors prescribe meds to hide symptoms of dehydration. If you really want to know, check out The Miracles of Water to Cure Diseases and read “Your Body’s Many Cries for Water” by F. Batmanghelidj, M.D. Even he died of dehydration because he only advocated 2 quarts a day. That is not enough to hydrate. I did that all my life and had all kinds of symptoms of discomfort, chronic pain, lethargy, etc. I drank coffee to perk up, but it was momentary. Today, I drink 6 quarts in 24 hours and I’m energetic all day long and I sleep like a log all night long. Who knew it only takes water and salt to cure what ailed me.

  3. Yes. Coffee, Tea and juices can be counted as Water intake. Fruits like water melon, cantelope , and oranges can also be counted as water in take.

  4. Yes.
    All of these beverages are mostly water, and the body uses that water in the same way it would process water from any source.
    Coffee and to a lesser extent tea also contain caffeine, a mild diuretic, which means it increases urine output. But dozens of studies have shown that in drinking either coffee or tea you take in more water than you pee out. Or in other words, both beverages are net hydrating (though not as good as plain water).
    A true dehydrating beverage is beer or other alcoholic drinks. That’s one reason why you feel bad after overindulging and why keeping hydrated with a non-alcoholic beverage while drinking can help you avoid hangovers.

  5. Dr. Batmanghelidji says not. He maintains in his classic book “Your Body’s Many Cries For Water” that tea and coffee have their own agenda”. I might add that fructose should be a rare event and is probably at the bottom of our childhood non-alcoholic fatty liver disease cases and by a very circuitous route, at the bottom of some cases of Diabetes2. I first read in Dr B’s book to drink half my weight in ounces of water. Hence, 160# would drink 80 oz of water = 5 pints, with a pinch of salt in each thru out the day. One does not hydrate in a day.

  6. That number assumes you are getting about 20 percent of your fluid from food, and it means that anything you drink counts toward hydration, including milk, juice , soft drinks, and even coffee and tea . Those numbers are based on the average intakes of well-hydrated people, so you could need more or less.
    Does coffee tea count as water intake?
    Juices and sports drinks are also hydrating — you can lower the sugar content by diluting them with water . Coffee and tea also count in your tally. Many used to believe that they were dehydrating, but that myth has been debunked. The diuretic effect does not offset hydration.

    Victor Allen’s

  7. Juice does. If the coffee/tea is decaf, then it counts partially, though not fully, because there’s still a little caffeine, and that stimulates your kidneys/bladder into copious excretion, voiding a lot of that liquid.
    To fully count, the liquids consumed must be COMPLETELY caffeine-free and alcohol-free.

  8. Yes, they count as fluid intake as well. However, I still prefer just drinking water on its own without any flavouring to cut down on calories.

  9. Since these substances are mostly water, they absolutely count as water intake. They also contain other substances which may or may not be desirable. Then again, this is another discussion. Some health conscious people think green tea is “good” for you.

  10. In the future you might look up your question here before you ask it. People often won’t answer a question they’ve answered several times before, but yes, they do. Though juice has a lot of sugar usually and but things that contain caffeine will make you pee a lot, meaning, they dehydrate you at the same time

  11. Yes they do. In the past caffeine containing drinks like tea and coffee were thought to have a negative impact on hydration levels because caffeine causes you to urinate more, however the modern take is that that is not a significant reason not to drink them. You are still getting the benefit of the water they are made from.


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  13. yes – and – no??? biologically, water is water. in whatever form. period. HOWEVER (one of the biggest words in the English – or any other – language), liquids which have a diuretic effect (coffee/tea come immediately to mind) may result in a net loss of fluids. 8 ounces in, 9 ounces out —- well you can see the problem?

  14. YES and NO…
    Yes,because tea /coffee are “aqueous” which means they behave like water when consumed…
    No because tea/coffee dehydrate the body.
    Only water hydrate our bodies.


  15. Yes! See Mr. Saxe-Coburg’s answer. Some people have difficulty swallowing liquids and have to add a thickener & eat it off a spoon (it makes kind of a gel); they are still getting water.

  16. If you count juice because of it’s water content, then why shouldn’t you count fruit and vegetables aswell considering that they have as much or more water? No you shouldn’t count drinks containing large amounts of sugar that dehydrate you as a part of your water intake.

  17. YES.
    As do most fruit and vegetables that contain a high water content.
    It is a myth you need to drink only water to be sufficiently hydrated. Look at scientific research and not what so-called self-proclaimed experts say. You may not need the added sugar, caffeine or alcohol in most beverages but that is a separate issue. You do not need to force-feed yourself water on a quest for better health. Let your thirst be your guide. Be sensible about what you drink.

  18. No. Definitely cannot count as water intake daily.
    Even though have many benefits for the immune system and body circle but still cannot replace water.

  19. Yes. As does virtually all food which is mostly water.
    there is a much touted nonsense about drinking 2 litres of eater a day – promoted by bottle water companies. A person needs about 2litres of water a day, and the IMPORTANT bit conveniently ignored, which is mostly provided by normal food and drink (source US Army)
    another piece of complete tosh is “flushing out your system”. Nonsense. This udea shows a lack of basic understanding of how the body works.
    and caffeine………………..
    the daft idea it dehydrates you have been disproved so many times! To summarise that, you urinate more often but urinate the same quantity – caffeine is a relaxant and relaxes the muscle that controls your bladder,

  20. The short answer is yes, but with some caveats.
    Coffee is a diuretic, which means it increases urination, therefore removing fluids from the body.
    Caffeinated Tea is a mild diuretic.
    Juice contains alot of fructose (sugar) and possibly added sugars and chemicals. These require water for processing, thus pulling water from other areas of your body to remove these toxins from your body.
    The best hydration is fresh water , and since our bodies are approximately 60% water, we require a fairly substantial amount of it to stay hydrated, assist oxygen and nutrient delivery throughout the body, cushion bones and joints, regulate body temperature, and remove toxins.
    So fill a large water bottle (preferably glass or stainless steel) with fresh, filtered water to enjoy throughout the day.
    How much water do you need? That depends on a few things… weight, health, diet, medications, activity level, weather (hot & humid or cold). A fairly reliable guide is Your Weight divided by 2 = Ounces to consume daily.
    For example: 150lbs / 2 = 75 ounces
    However, since everyone has bio-individual circumstances as described above, it’s best to discuss this amount with your healthcare practitioner.
    Happiness & Health to you!

    Eight O’Clock

  21. Yes, it’s mostly water but not the best for flushing out the system and with caffeine, possibly sugar or artificial sweeteners, milk, flavourings and other added extras, I would limit tea/coffee/juice to one or two cups a day. The rest of the time, drink water. If you find that boring, add a slice of lemon or lime.


  22. According to The Wellness System, tea/coffee/juice/milk are all “aqueous” which means they behave like water in that they take on the shape of their container and can be consumed like water. Something like mercury is not aqueous because it’s not potable. The thicker a liquid is, the less it becomes like water and the less aqueous it becomes.


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