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DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 27,014
11/8/12 8:49 P

Tea, cofffe, diet drinks, soda pop, juice, milk---they all hydrate the body and can be counted as part of your water intake. Of course each type has an upper limit regarding health and this SP article gives the amounts:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
icles.asp?id=605


Regarding your tea, regular and decafe---it does hydrate similarly as water does. The effect of the caffeine is so minimal. ENJOY!

Hope this helps
SP Registered Dietitian Becky

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11/8/12 3:26 P

Herbal Tea - yes
decaffienated tea - yes
Caffienated tea - Maybe. Here is a detailed explanation:

answers.webmd.com/answers/1166858/is-caffe
ine-a-diuretic


LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 16,660
11/8/12 3:19 P

If there's no sugar, sure!
Tea is nothing but flavored water, right?



ANGE2429 SparkPoints: (3,761)
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11/8/12 3:14 P

I drink one to two cups of tea every morning. can I count that towards my water intake daily? I haven't been but it makes sense to me that it would count towards water intake.

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