Our expert says:
Thank you for your kind words about the DietDoc site. Most of the beverages you mention are perfectly acceptable as part of a healthy diet. 2 cups of coffee with caffeine a day is less than recommended by international experts, who state that having 4 cups of caffeinated coffee a day is acceptable. Coffee with, and without caffeine, has been found to have certain protective effects and may even protect against diabetes. The same applies to black and green tea which are rich in antioxidants which also protect us against heart disease and certain types of cancer. Some of the antioxidants in green tea (e.g. catechins) may assist with weightloss. You can decide which tea you prefer (rooibos or black tea) as both these teas are rich in protective antioxidants. If you are having 9 cups of various hot beverages a day (2,25 L a day) this practically provides you with your daily requirement for liquid which is 2,5 L per day for adults. To read more about coffee and black or green tea do searches on the DietDoc site on Health24 with “Green tea”, “Black tea” and “Coffee”. The golden rule is to not overdo your intake of any beverage or food.
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