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yes. Plain unsweetened tea. emoticon



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There are two problems with drinking tea instead of water. Tea often has a lot of added sugar which can cause all types of problems. Also tea can have lots of caffeine, which can act as a diuretic in the body, dehydrating you and causing your metabolism to slow down.

Check out my article all about water (how much, water filters, etc)

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I count it was water as long as it doesn't' have a large caffeine count.



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i count is

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Most of the places I researched says you should take in more than 100 ounces every day. The water is counted in this number; water is water. It does not have chemicals, coloring, or any sweets. Eight glasses of water is an appropriate number to help you get full thereby helping with weight loss

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Most of the places I researched says you should take in more than 100 ounces every day. The water is counted in this number; water is water. It does not have chemicals, coloring, or any sweets. Eight glasses of water is an appropriate number to help you get full thereby helping with weight loss

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Thanks for posting.

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interesting! Some places advocate only half of liquids should be herbal or water based. Good for your skin and digestion! emoticon



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If it's herbal tea, then yes.

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I was told only if it is decaf it does - thoughts? Unsweetened of course

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I only count herbal tea as water. I don't put honey, sweeteners, sugar, milk or anything else in it.

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I can say I would dehydrate, if I didn't drink AT LEAST 10 cups of water a day! There are some days I drink more than a gallon. Yes, there are days I feel like I am going to the bathroom excessively (once an hour for 3 hours), but that is not always the case, it doesn't last for long periods of time and it usually occurs when I drink a quart or more at once.

I personally don't see how people go all day without drinking, or eating fluids, like watermelon and other fruits or oatmeal and pasta. I get headaches, my joints ache and I have less energy and focus when I don't get enough water. Others I know who don't drink at least 8 cups of water don't go to the bathroom often, but they complain about these same issues. Of course, coffee, soda, milk and other beverages, and even foods also count for water intake. Granted, they may not be as efficient as plain water, but they can also serve nutritional purposes.

Different people have different needs. I have seen differing research, but in the end, I believe it's not about how much water you drink; it's about how much water you get. Too much too fast will just run through you. Too little can cause the aforementioned health issues, but it can also cause kidney problems, circulatory problems, digestion problems and more. Those problems can happen, even if a person doesn't feel thirsty. If you DO feel thirsty, by all means, drink (and not alcohol)!



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8/17/14 9:15 A

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As long as it is sugar free :-)

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I'm glad I ran into this. I wouldn't count it as water before.



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Very interesting article. I find that when I try to drink 8 glasses of water, I seem to always be running to the bathroom. Perhaps more moderation is indicated. Thank you!



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i count it as water

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If its unsweetened I count it.. NO calories



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I count it. What is the difference between unsweet with splenda and flavored water?



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8 glasses of water is NOT supported by research. If the Journal of Nephrology doesn't recommend it, then give me a break.

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-04/ason-elo032808.php

The original journal article:
http://jasn.asnjournals.org/content/19/6/1041.full?sid=19a23c89-ddf3-4180-814c-c5e1a07f9510

A couple years ago I got tired of the foolishness (and excessive trips to the bathroom) and looked it up. Do yourself a favor and read the article.

There was another, even stronger journal article (a meta study) by a urologist but I'm too lazy to find it now. I'll try to find and post the link if anyone wants it.

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why not?



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Ive always thought that anything without sugar and caffeine could count as water. Has anyone else heard this?

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Flavored water is the best. You can get the store brand and it tastes great

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Ive always thought that anything without sugar and caffeine could count as water. Has anyone else heard this?

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Yepp! I count it as water, at least.



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I heard that as long as it wasn't carbonated or had caffeine it could count towards your water intake. You still need actual water but it could count.

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I count my green tea as water. I brew it fresh each day and I still get in plenty h20.

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myself, I don't calculate the tea as water because I do add a half ounce of milk to it. I only drink one or 2 cups per day so I do get my 8 cups extra of plain water as well


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I enjoy all flavors of zero calorie flavored water. It's even good to freeze and eat it like as a frozen popsicle treat.



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I count tea the same as water as long as the tea is unsweetened. One can only drink so much plain water. Seems like a little variety such as a touch of lemon or lime would help us reach our H20 goal every day.



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Unsweet tea is a much better substitute than soda. I have been able to go from regular soda to diet soda and now it's nothing but unsweet tea for me. McDonalds has a special right now - any size drink for only $1. I get a large unsweet tea every morning on my way to work and drink it throughout the day. emoticon



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If I was to make homemade unsweetened iced tea or Crystal Light. I can count that as water? I do make those instead of drinking too much soda which I'm trying to cut down on that. I used 2 decaff tea and 1 reg tea bags. Then use Splenda for sugar (2 packets).



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Yup. I think that there is an article somewhere on SparkPoeple that tells you everything that can count as water.

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Yes, I count it



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sure, why not?

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Water is water

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I always count herbal tea but not coffee and tea because of the dehydrating factors that come with caffeine.

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Great question! I used to drink a gallon of unsweetened tea a day but gave that up. Now I only drink water or flavored water such as Crystal Light. I count the flavored water towards my water intake but was wondering the same question. Glad to see the answers on here.

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Since it's a diuretic.I say No. emoticon



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I'd say yes

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yes because it is basicly water that is flavored like koolaide or flavored water too.


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love tea but always have counted it seperate

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That's good to know.

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Yes, only decaf



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Not for me because of the caffeine-I am very sensitive to caffeine. You might try decaf., but I wouldn't suggest it.

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Yes, only decaf



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Decaf.



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Tea and other flavored drinks can count as water, as long as they are decaffeinated.



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I drink both, too. In fact, they're both about the only things I do drink which is why I was checking out this post. I'll be adding it to my water intake since I have about 2-3 cups of tea with nothing in it per day and about 5-6 glasses of water. All evens out in the end.

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I count tea as water. So are the flavored waters

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good to know



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Mac, the nutritionist said no sweeteners only Lemon.

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yes, this is great to know . I was wondering . I have been drinking tea about 2 or three cups a day , I add some lemon and splenda, sometimes hot and some cold it's good emoticon emoticon

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I don't count any beverage as part of my daily water intake. emoticon

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I think tea unsweetened would be counted as water.



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I was wondering the same thing. Crystal light, tea, coffee...etc.

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When I worked at Curves the Dietician/Nutritionist said as long as you do not put anything else in you tea, Lemon was the only thing she said was OK. You can count it as water. I have always counted it as water, but do not drink 8 glasses of tea maybe one or two.
I agree with what others have said about water being the best, but one or 2 glasses can't hurt.

and I o not usually drink a lot of Tea, anyway usually only when i go out to eat.

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5/2/14 8:38 P

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I agree

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I'd only count it if it didn't have additives such as sugar.

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It is so hot in California now I am going over my 8 anyway emoticon

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I consider it water, and will continue to do so!

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Thanks, good to know.

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4/30/14 10:15 A

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I don't count my tea as part of my water. The reason is.... nothing takes the place of water and the benefits it as for the body.


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Well, now we have a different response from someone. I can't say as I am no expert. One has to ask how many ounces are we talking about here? Because if you are substituting all of your water with tea, then I would reconsider. It certainly would not cause harm to leave tea out of your count & drink an extra glass or two. If our health is in the balance I say drink up.

I won't be losing any sleep about this issue, I have read it both ways and as we know reasonable minds often disagree. If you are concerned I would just drink the extra glass or two in the name of good health.

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NOT AS PART OF YOUR EIGHT GLASSES A DAY.



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The benefit to your health for drinking tea far outweighs the calories & it isn't much. Tea has properties that help keep you healthy so drink up. Spark has many articles on the benefits of tea. I have never read of tea being harmful. That said, everyone's body chemistry is different & you should listen to your body.

I do count my tea as water. I don't drink soft drinks, but if I did, I would not count it as it iis known to dehydrate us not hydrate. If you are still confused read the articles here on the site, you get 5 spark points per article with a maximum of 25 points a day.

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water is water.. Tea cannot replace it..But just wondering,,how many calories does a tea bag have..i mean ppl add lemon / crystal lite to water and drink..so isnt black tea the same.?? so now i am more confused!!



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I count it as water.

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still going to drink my 8 glasses of water and my tea!



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