Originally Posted by jeremiahj13
Lol. does any other drink then water count as water since it has water in it? if so, then I'm a shark! but because it probably doesnt count, im a desert snake.
Well, tea (up to 5 or 6 cups) now counts as a fluid. Apparently if you drink more than 5-6 cups a day, it starts to work against your fluid intake, rather than for it.
They used to think tea dehydrated you more, because of the caffeine.
But now they've found out differently.
So I'm trying to drink a lot of iced tea with lemon.
Soda and coffee, obviously, do not count toward your fluid intake. They dehydrate you, because of the caffeine and the phosphoric acid (or watever the f it's called) in the soda.
Alcohol doesn't count, for obvious reasons: it's dehydrating.
Koolaid, Crystal Lite, etc... apparently those count toward your fluid intake, although supposedly they're not as good as water, for some unspecified reason (health websites never really say why
Still, they're better than nothing.
Juice counts toward your fluid intake.