Tea does not count towards your fluid intake because it is a diuretic
Despite misleading advice that continues to be handed out, such as on certain British airlines where tea is mentioned as a drink to avoid for its diuretic properties that will âcause the body to lose even more water than normal,â tea is in fact perfectly fine to drink in an environment where dehydration is of concern. As Astill points out, this information is based on the supposition that you will lose more fluid than you take in, whereas in fact diuresis occurs only after a caffeine dose of over 250mg. A cup of tea contains somewhere around 50mg, therefore drinking five cups of black tea âcan make a significant contribution to the target intake of 35ml of fluid/kg of bodyweight,â according to Astill.
Sparkling fluids can have a shorter residence time in the gut - is certainly the case for alcoholic drinks. Not sure it would be appreciable though for a can of sparkling water. Water is water! Although sparkling water is more acidic [carbonic acid] and if you only drink it you'd be more likely to get tummy ache than dehydrated.
You would think so, if you looked at some of the answers on the "come dine with me" thread.
I think people forget that they're not in the NAAFi bar sometimes, and have to drag their dribbling stupidity into serious threads.
Question for western. Wondering if you ever got any answers as to why you pee when you drink decaffinated beverages? I have the same problem. I have it with decaffinated herbal tea, soy coffee (which is decaffinated). Any answers?
I love tea - herbal tea - peppermint, camomile, roobush, green tea, white tea. Can't drink black tea with milk. I also like wine and I had quite a lot of it tonight - I think you can tell hehehe sorry I'll go away now
Given the focus of this thread on tea and pish, I am reminded of the quote from Ulysses concerning strong tea.
"Buck Mulligan, hewing thick slices from the loaf, said in an old woman's wheedling voice:
âWhen I makes tea I makes tea, as old mother Grogan said. And when I makes water I makes water."