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Does hot tea dehydrate?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 20, 2012 at 8:29 PM

When I drink hot tea it seems to have a diuretic effect. Does this dehydrate the body if your peeing a lot from tea?

Bd142c32b4055224d3191461f1f57520

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on February 21, 2012
at 06:20 AM

You're welcome, it was very enlightening for me as well!

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on February 21, 2012
at 12:00 AM

LO, thanks for the link. Very interesting. That does refute the common belief that tea is diuretic.

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on February 20, 2012
at 10:44 PM

I generally drink green tea or jasmine tea.

Bd142c32b4055224d3191461f1f57520

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on February 20, 2012
at 08:39 PM

I would think it would depend on what kind of tea. Caffeinated? Herbal? I think you would have to drink a lot of caffeinated tea to have it dehydrate you. My opinion is that is does NOT dehydrate you and the diuretic affect is not harmful versus a glass of water.

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Bd142c32b4055224d3191461f1f57520

(1098)

on February 21, 2012
at 06:20 AM

You're welcome, it was very enlightening for me as well!

D31a2a2d43191b15ca4a1c7ec7d03038

(4134)

on February 21, 2012
at 12:00 AM

LO, thanks for the link. Very interesting. That does refute the common belief that tea is diuretic.

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Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on February 20, 2012
at 09:18 PM

Most teas, caffeinated especially, but also a lot of herbs, have a diuretic effect on the body whether they are consumed hot or cold. This means that for every ounce of tea consumed, your body expels an ounce and a half of water. So just be sure to drink extra water to make up for the diuretic effect...this goes for coffee, juice and sugary beverages as well.

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D12142c8cafb16d9af10b3362cb8fb62

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on February 21, 2012
at 08:39 AM

I spent 6 weeks only drinking tea and coffee... if they dehydrated I'd be dead.

You need salt if you're increasing fluid intake too.

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on February 20, 2012
at 09:59 PM

Hot liquids process through the body faster than cold liquids. Just ask any tech who's ever done an ultrasound for which you need a full bladder. :)

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on February 20, 2012
at 09:55 PM

According to Dr. Batmanghelidj, your body starts to rely on the concentrating power of your kidneys to retain water if you're beginning to become dehydrated. If your urine is light, then you should be well hydrated :)!

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http://www.watercure2.org/pdf_files/Classic_Water_Interview.pdf

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