Does brewed tea count towards my 8 glass water intake?
Yes, tea is mostly water and your body breaks is down for utilization in a similar manner. Just keep in mind that caffeine is a very potent diuretic, therefore it will increase your urine output and cause for a need of increased water intake.
On another note, "8 glasses of water per day" is a complete sham, and has been for years. That was something the military said in the 50's, and it has since been debunked (many times over) Ideal water consumption is between 1/2 gallon and 1 gallon of water spread throughout the day. Your body needs water to function, and the more hydrated you are, the better your body functions, and in return, speeds up your metabolism.
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