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Can I Count Green Tea as Water?

Okay, so we are supposed to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Lately I've been drinking some green tea. Can this count as water? It does have some caffeine but not as much as diet Coke or coffee.

Mon. Jan 4, 11:21am

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Green Tea is a diuretic

Green tea does have many benefits, but hydration isn't one of them.

Green tea has diuretic properties and therefore can not be counted as water. If anything you should be increasing your water intake to combat this.

Hope this helps! :)

Monday, January 04, 2010, 11:39 AM

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Thanks. I actually need the diuretic properties after the last week so I'll keep drinking it but definitely won't decrease my water intake.

Monday, January 04, 2010, 11:56 AM

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