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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Question and Answer

Q: Does coffee, tea and juice count towards your daily water intake?

A: No. As far as coffee and tea, both (if caffeinated) act as diuretics and actually flush out even MORE water from your body. Juices, even if 100% are loaded with sugar. 100% juice is full of fruit sugar, you are missing the fiber and vitamins of the actual fruit.

When consuming caffeinated beverages, you should be consuming MORE water to compensate for the diuretic effect of the caffeine. And juice should be consumed in small quantities. 4-6 ounces of 100% juice a day, at most for adults and children.

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Happy Thursday!

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