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Posted by: Fee | 2009/03/27

Dehydration?

Hello

I drink alot of tea throughout the day, about 4 - 5 cups. I have heard that ordinary tea can be dehydrating to your body, is this true? And if so, does rooibos tea have the same effect?

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hi

any normal tea contains caffeine which has a dehydrating effect on the body. For every glass of caffeinated drink you have you should have an extra glass of water. Rooibos is a herbal tea so do not have this effect.

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Dr Debbie
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