Win For Team Caffeine

Drinking normal levels of caffeinated beverages does not cause a net dehydration effect.* The mild diuretic effect of caffeine is offset by the large amount of water in the caffeinated beverage.**

* Maughan RJ, Griffin J (December 2003). “Caffeine ingestion and fluid balance: a review”. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 16 (6): 411–420. doi:10.1046/j.1365-277X.2003.00477.x

** Lawrence E. Armstrong, Douglas J. Casa, Carl M. Maresh, Matthew S. Ganio (July 2007). “Caffeine, Fluid-Electrolyte Balance, Temperature Regulation: Summary And Future Research”. Exercise & Sport Sciences Reviews 35 (3): 135–140. doi:10.1097/jes.0b013e3180a02cc1

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  1. 3 of my 4 doctors have given me direct orders to drink coffee daily. The fourth (primary care) only counseled me to keep it to two or three cups, not pots.

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