Does green tea hydrate or dehydrate?
I question my friend asked.
I've been trying to pay more attention to staying hydrated recently. I got a "water balance" app, and it logs all coffee, or tea (it doesn't make a distinction between black and green) as dehydrating. I get that caffeine makes you pee a lot, which has a net dehydrating effect, but I read somewhere (maybe on the back of a snapple bottle?) that green tea has about 1/4 of the caffeine of a cup of coffee, so it has to be more hydrating than coffee, right?
Sure, I could drink decaf tea, but I like a little bit of caffeine, so I can get stuff done.
There's also silly stuff on the internet about green tea being more hydrating than water, which just seems silly, since it does have some caffeine.
Last edited by Administrator; 05-18-2013 at 10:27 PM.