Coffee Doesn’t Actually Count Toward Your Daily Water Intake


 

My husband is of the belief that his cups of coffee per day also count as his eight cup requirement for the day but I beg to differ and this article confirms it. You still need to consume 8 – 10 glasses of water per day for proper hydration. Coffee of course has other benefits so drink up that aromatic kick ass pleasurable moment.

 

According to Courtney Schuchmann, MS, RD, LDN,” coffee may actually have a dehydrating effect on our bodies if we don’t consume enough water in addition to it. Schuchmann does not recommend cutting coffee out of our daily routine since it has many possible health benefits such as “reduced risk of colorectal cancer, improved bowel movements, and improved liver regeneration for those with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NASH).” She suggests we continue with our daily coffee consumption “since studies have found that individuals who drink more coffee per day typically have lower incidence of the above mentioned diseases,” but to ensure that if our goal is to drink eight to 10 cups of water a day, that our coffee intake is in addition to that.”

Dr. Susan Lark on Kangen Water®
“Drinking four to six glasses of alkaline water a day will help to neutralize over acidity and over time will help to restore your buffering ability. Alkaline water should be used when conditions of over acidity develop, such as cold, flu or bronchitis. Like vitamins C, E and Beta Carotene, alkaline water acts as an antioxidant because of its excess supply of free electrons. This can help the body against the development of heart disease, strokes, immune dysfunctions, and other common ailments.”
 
“The benefits of the alkaline water created through electrolysis far exceed just its ability to gently raise the pH of the cells and tissues of the body and to neutralize acids. Because the alkaline water has gained a significant number of free electrons through the electrolysis process, it is able to donate these electrons to active oxygen free radicals in the body, thereby becoming a super antioxidant. By donating its excess free electrons, alkaline water is able to block the oxidation of normal tissue by free oxygen radicals.”
 
Dr. Susan Lark is one of the foremost authorities in the fields of clinical nutrition and preventive medicine. A graduate of Northwestern University Medical School, she has served on the clinical faculty of Stanford University Medical School, and taught in their Division of Family and Community Medicine. Dr. Lark is a distinguished clinician, author, lecturer and innovative product developer. Through her extensive clinical experience, she has been an innovator in the use of self-care treatments such as diet, nutrition, exercise and stress management techniques in the field of women’s health, and has lectured extensively throughout the United States on topics in preventive medicine. She is the author of 13 best-selling books on women’s health including The Chemistry of Success.
 Coffee may actually be hydrating, according to Dr. Luiza Petre, a board-certified cardiologist. “It seems hydration is not offset by the diuretic effect of coffee. Our body quickly compensates for the caffeine, so coffee has an overall hydrating effect.” However, she does not recommend making coffee our only source of hydration and adds that that we should consume no more than three to four cups (and no more than 400 mg of caffeine) a day.
If we’re pouring in sugary additives or full-fat milk, our coffee may not be as healthy or hydrating. The best way to drink your coffee is black, and if that’s too much to handle, try adding some cinnamon or a touch of honey for added sweetness.
 
 
So the end story is you still need to drink 8 – 10 glasses of water as well as your coffee and of course I recommend Kangen Water especially for  that  extra boost to the taste.  You will notice the difference between tap water and Kangen water.
To read up on this go to my website and I am in New Zealand at the moment so if you need to know more you can contact me at +64 276167301

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