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KFWOHLFORD
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7/27/12 10:59 A

That's fine, but you may want to consider limiting yourself to 1 regular tea per day, and then switch to decaf.



BRATT6504
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7/27/12 9:00 A

That is awesome I am so glad someone asked the question. I love flavored water like that but never thought I could use it as my water intake. I am actually meeting all my intakes the last few days. I am excited.



DIETITIANBECKY
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7/26/12 8:06 P

For the non pregnant woman, (who has appropriate iron stores), 5-6 cups of tea daily is considered safe, even for the tannic acid content. However, one should not use tea as the beverage to take anytype of vitamin-mineral supplement.

Hope this helps
Dietitian Becky




DANNIELLEMARIE
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7/26/12 2:23 P

if you're drinking a lot of tea (black, green, etc) you might want to consider the effect of the tannic acid on nutrient absorption. Herbal teas might be a better option for frequent consumption.



DIETITIANBECKY
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7/26/12 8:55 A

The diuretic effect of the caffeine in tea and coffee is minimal---so tea does count as a fluid (water) for the body.
Dietitian Becky



BRITOMART
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7/26/12 8:35 A

While there is some caffeine in tea, iced has less, generally, and generally a lot less than coffee. If you are not sensitive to caffeine, then go for it.



DIERKESCN
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7/26/12 8:26 A

You have to remember that tea has some caffeine content to it as well.



DRAGONCHILDE
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7/25/12 6:10 P

Of course. :) Water loses nothing when you flavor it with tea. :)



AHICKOK65
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7/25/12 5:44 P

I have been drinking a lot of unsweetened ice tea. Does that count the same as drinking water?



 
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