Is becoming dehydrated by drinking to many caffeinated beverages for real? Wouldn’t the water in these beverages (coffee, Monster, Soda

Is becoming dehydrated by drinking to many caffeinated beverages for real? Wouldn’t the water in these beverages (coffee, Monster, Soda, etc) counteract the diuretic effects of the caffeine supplied by the drink itself?

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  1. Drinking pure water is important. But I don’t think caffeinated drinks will dehydrate a person to the point of health issues.
    The issue could be consuming too much sugar and other chemicals that some caffeinated drinks contain. Other than that you should be fine.

  2. Very real. It’s the additives that negate any benefit from the water included. Recommendation is for every drink you consume drink an equal amount of water. Being properly hydrated helps with energy levels, hair, skin and nail health, internal organ functions, headaches and so much more. Having a glass of water before meals also helps to avoid overeating and is the best thing to do first thing in the morning to get everything going.

  3. You clearly have no concept of what it is you’re actually consuming.
    Caffeine is the least of your worries.
    Inform yourself or live a short life dude.

  4. The dehydration is a real thing. There’s nowhere near enough water in them to actually counteract the diuretic effect, plus, since most of those drinks are acidic (coffee excluded) it requires even more water to balance out the ph in your blood.

  5. No. It won’t dehydrate you. It’s a mild diuretic, which means it makes you urinate. You are not, however, eliminating more water than you are taking in. A few years ago some researchers went back to the source of this and found a very poor study (three subjects….. yes, 3) that concluded that coffee was a diuretic and people looked up diuretic and concluded “OMG, you’ll dehydrate and die!!!”
    Even caffeine not dissolved in water has a very marginal diuretic effect, but far less if your 90/100 mg of caffeine suspended in 100/200 ml of coffee, which is going to net out that you get more water than you expel.
    There’s a lot of nonsense being passed around by health gurus and self-described nutritionists who have a major in Marketing or Medieval Lute Playing and a minor in something something science. If you have a choice between believing, on the one hand The Mayo Clinic, NHS and NIH versus your Aunt Meg and someone on the internet who wants to sell you something…..? Go with the science.
    Water good! We get that. But water with various compounds and acids and caffeine in it is also good. And contrary to self-appointed health nannies, that liquid does count as your daily recommended intake of water. The thing you have to examine is just whatever else is included in those various additives. The sugar and milk is likely to be far more “harmful” than the coffee. (Where “harmful” means “not as good for you as….”.)

  6. This is actually an interesting and highly misunderstood thing about caffeine. While it does have a diuretic effect caffeine in coffee or soda does not cause you to become less hydrated then you were before.
    The simplest answer is that drinking anything that is primarily water like coffee, soda, tea, Gatorade, and monsters will have a positive net on your hydration.
    The more complicated answer
    the reality is that typically most caffeinated beverages have something else inside of them. So drinks like monsters, filled with caffeine, sugar, taurine, etc, will hydrate you less than coffee because they have more additives and less water.
    I don’t know how taurine reacts to water but I’m gonna say it probably has a negative effect on hydration as well.
    Coffee however is still hydrating and the caffeine in it will not cause enough of a difference to really effect anything. I’ve had entire days where the only thing I drank was coffee and I felt fine. I’ve had days where I drank only energy drinks and I definitely was feeling the dehydration.of course in addition to this caffeinated drinks like monsters are also really high in sugar sometimes having as many as 90 g of sugar to a 24oz bottle which can eff…

  7. I am not an expert on the subject, but from personal experience, I guess you are correct; water from these beverages should conuteract the diuretic effect.
    I own an organic coffee shop, and drink plenty of caffeinated beverages throughout the day. Not only that, but it is located in Vegas, which is already dry, and you could easily get dehydrated from the weather here during summer. Nothing ever happened to me, and I never felt dehydrated.
    So, I guess your assumption is correct..

  8. The diuretic effects of coffee, at least, seem to be non-existent:
    Coffee Myth-Busting: Cup Of Joe May Help Hydration And Memory
    Roughly speaking, having to go to the bathroom after downing a 20 ounce coffee has more to do with having downed 20 ounces of liquid than with anything in the liquid.

  9. In some cases it does. Coffee is about where its tipping point is. You get more diuretic effect with it than the hydration. Tea is more water than diuretic. Sodas are either or.

  10. “Answer From Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D.
    It is true that caffeinated drinks can contribute to your daily fluid requirement.
    Drinking caffeine-containing beverages as part of a normal lifestyle doesn’t cause fluid loss in excess of the volume ingested. While caffeinated drinks may have a mild diuretic effect — meaning that they may cause the need to urinate — they don’t appear to increase the risk of dehydration.
    Still, caffeinated drinks can cause headaches and insomnia in some people. Also, some studies suggest that if you’re pregnant, high levels of caffeine consumption could increase your chance of preterm birth or miscarriage.
    Water is probably your best bet to stay hydrated. It’s calorie-free, caffeine-free, inexpensive and readily available.”
    The myth about caffeine and dehydration

  11. No, your body doesn’t want to retain caffeine etc, and this is expelled, but can only do so in liquid form.
    so, guess what… not much “ water” left behind!!

  12. Dehydration occurs both intracellular and extracellular.
    You are only commenting on the renal effects of caffeine.
    Nothing hydrates as effectively as water.
    Note: Drinks that include sugar affect insulin, which further dehydrates.

    Victor Allen’s


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