Does brewed tea count towards my 8 glass water intake?

  • Probably a silly question, but I figure since all I'm doing is using tea leaves to flavor the water, the hot tea I drink should count towards my daily water intake. Right?

    gbsngrl   by: gbsngrl
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    scole30  over 1 year ago by: scole30

    yes it does

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    shannon  over 1 year ago by: shannon

    i've always wondered this too. hope someone answers!

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    RustySurfer10  over 1 year ago by: RustySurfer10

    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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      mythicalgriffons over 1 year ago

      Since a "glass of water" is generally 8oz the myth is half right. 128oz in a gallon so half a gallon is 8-8oz glasses, a full gallon being 16-8oz glasses

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    Dlinthe  over 1 year ago by: Dlinthe

    Answer this question (please read answers below before posting)...

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      Dlinthe over 1 year ago

      Having trouble posting...or even editing. How odd. I'll post to myself, then.

      There are caffeine-free teas, like most herbal teas, and low-caffeine teas, like green tea, out there. Some of these have the potential to offer other health benefits as long as you aren't loading them down with sugar and cream.

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