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JTNELS61 Posts: 95
11/28/12 3:34 P

I agree, it should be decaf but even decaf has some caffeine and can dehydrate. I've been told to bump up the water if you have ceffeine.

MARYGOLD5 Posts: 1,075
11/27/12 8:46 P

I'm glad to know I can count tea as water. I usually drink only water, but do drink tea occasionaly. Thanks

LAWANDMUSIC Posts: 1,645
11/1/12 11:12 P

Hopefully it will count as water with only lemon juice added!

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10/31/12 10:32 A

tea without sugar, cream, milk or anything else I counts water

OICURON2 Posts: 93
10/30/12 8:56 A

good to know

CAREBEARS2045 Posts: 3,347
10/27/12 3:39 P

i count tea as water




DURANGOREDDOG Posts: 2,251
10/19/12 11:15 A

Good to have this cleared up.

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HELLENACKERMAN Posts: 193
10/18/12 2:32 P

Does it count if you add calorie free sweeter?? This seems to be a much debated topic!

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10/17/12 8:33 A

Gd to know.... I can add tea as water

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10/12/12 10:28 A

Some fluid is better than none.

I have a hard time getting in the 8 glasses of water. The key is to stay hydrated.

But, remember -- if you are avoiding caffiene; many teas and decaf have caffiene.

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GALINAZ Posts: 699
10/8/12 11:31 P

I would not count the artifically sweetened tea drinks

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BIERMA Posts: 836
10/8/12 5:31 P

This is great information and I will add it to my fluid list. Thanks

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WILLIACH1 Posts: 34
10/8/12 11:24 A

This is great. I love teas, particularly herbal and any of the Tazo teas.

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RANDALLWM Posts: 109
10/8/12 11:13 A

Green Tea is so beneficial too emoticon

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8/17/12 7:21 P

I love this idea. I was trying to drink tea and my 8 waters and I have felt a bit water logged.

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STORMIWEATHER Posts: 4,624
8/10/12 12:09 A

I did not know that about tea and I drink plenty of it.

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8/9/12 7:56 P

I love teas! I have an entire bin of various tea bags that I have collected. I usually have 2 cups a day.

OLLIESGRACE3 Posts: 294
8/9/12 1:49 A

yes-so many great teas---white, green, herbal...iced or hot or sun drenched. I definitely count my tea as "waters"/

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DISPATCHGIRL32 Posts: 125
7/26/12 3:11 P

Thats awesome I love green tea

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5/7/12 11:21 P

Wow I knew that tea counted but not that decaf coffee counted - great! So much easier to get in the 8 cups this way!

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5/4/12 11:17 P

Thanks, Luann!

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LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 16,804
5/4/12 8:41 A

Decaf - with nothing added - does count.

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5/3/12 11:07 P

I've been told for many years that as long as it's "clear" it counts as water. Only recently MDH told me that decaf coffee also can count as water. Can anyone verify? He stated that because it doesn't have caffeine it's okay to count this, too.

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5/2/12 4:41 P

I drink about ten cups of tea a day. Maybe a coffee, one diet cola (overnight) and several plain waters. Green tea is my new best friend!

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LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 16,804
5/1/12 9:17 A

Well, tea IS nothing but flavored water, so of course it counts (when adding nothing else!).

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GRAMMIE1959 Posts: 2,107
5/1/12 6:58 A

I've come to the conclusion...some kind of clear fluids are better than none....Maybe not according to "expert" opinions. I'll go with fluid over candy mid afternoon!

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1BABYSTEPS Posts: 8
5/1/12 12:51 A

I'm glad to know that I can count tea as water specially since I drink it with no sugar or milk.

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