View Full Version : Tea Insted of Water

motor head
10-28-2008, 06:28 PM
I tend to drink ice tea pretty much constantly... lightly sweetened and little water... okay, nearly no water. Tea is water though, so do I need to drink more water?

10-28-2008, 07:03 PM

Tea is water with the addition of caffeine and some flavorings. Not quite the same.

10-30-2008, 01:22 PM
if you're already drinking a buttload of tea, you're probably fine, but drinking more water is almost always beneficial. thing is, caffeine is a diuretic, which means that your hydration gains per gallon of water are more than those per gallon of tea. if you can drink more water, do it, but realize that your getting hydrated -- albeit at different rates -- either way.

10-30-2008, 03:57 PM
It's better than chugging soda, but the best choice is always good ol' H20

10-30-2008, 05:21 PM
you don't have to, but you should... but it's your body not mine.

10-30-2008, 06:37 PM
Get Crystal Light Decaf Tea mix.

10-30-2008, 07:02 PM
Ahh its definately not as good for ya, but as long as its decaffinated its similar to water. Although you're also taking in calories