Sunday, 22 May 2011

Does coffee dehydrate you?

Does coffee dehydrate you?


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Coffee is also very good for you... It protects your heart... it is the biggest source of Antioxidants in American Diets. It diverts diabetes. Those antioxidants (chlorogenic acid and quinides, specifically) Boost your cells' sensitivity to insulin, which help regulate your blood sugar. People who drink 4 or more cups of coffee each day may have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to some studies. Read the whole article citing the reasons you should drink coffee here.

Of course like anything do not over do it.

Actually, the answer below is quite incorrect. There is very little difference of fluid retention between coffee and water. In fact, people with higher caffeine tolerances are less likely to have electrolyte imbalances. Also, the question was not about the appropriate ages for consumption, nor was it about whether it affects growth, so I don't feel that should have been added to the answer. Since it has, I would like to address it. Coffee does *not* affect growth. Please see the two links below related to fluid retention in coffee (first link) and the myth of coffee affecting growth (second link). Thank you.

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