Coffee and Tea



  • I was reading or watching on T.V (I can't remember which) that they have now (apparantly) proved that Coffee and Tea aren't diaretics and can therefore be counted towards your 'good' fluid intake each day.

    Has anyone else seen, heard or read this recently.

    I drink about a litre of coffee a day before midday and just water in the arvo, so, was pretty pleased to hear, read or see the new research results



  • Really? That's great!

    I'm a bit sceptical though - how could they have got something like that wrong?



  • I read somewhere that there is no proof that 8 glasses of water a day is a magic number for everyone. So an athlete could be drinking 8 glasses a day and be real dehy, but joe schmoe sitting at a computer all day could be having too much water with 8 glasses a day.
    I know that when I do an hour in the gym, I sweat like Mike Tyson trying to read and drink about 2.5 litres in an hour. Problem is, im then pissing like a race horse for the rest of the day.



  • Just go easy on the sugar in them Hooroo  :happy:

    [quote]I know that when I do an hour in the gym, I sweat like Mike Tyson trying to read and drink about 2.5 litres in an hour. Problem is, im then pissing like a race horse for the rest of the day.[/quote]

    Yep, the joys... some days I'd drown in 8 glasses of water and other days I probably need about 12 (equivalent)  if I've been running or cycling in the heat. I'm a big fan of the Mizone drinks.



  • believe it or not, I don't have a sweet tooth and never have sugar added to anything



  • Caffeine affects everyone differently. If you're a regular drinker then just quitting would probably hurt more than it helped anyway The diuretic effect is usually cancelled out by the water/milk you put in it in my experience. But it will still cause high blood pressure and anxiety if you're drinking too much. Moderation is the key, but a litre a day? Hope you're not having it too strong. Go onto google - for every article you get citing the positive effects of caffeine, you'll get at least one (if not the same one) putting up the cons as well.

    I'm forcing myself off coffee as I need sugar with it and the post-insulin crash at work shits me.



  • Like most barristers, I love coffee, and damn near live on it. I'll usually have about four double espressi under the belt by noon during term time. Coffee - proper, fresh, strong black coffee, which is thankfully pretty universal in Cork, a city where it's got damned hard to get bad coffee - is one of the joys of my life.

    Hence, every year, I give it up for Lent. All caffeine; this includes chocolate, coffee, tea, diet Coke, green tea, the lot. What you'll get in the first couple of days is, quite frequently, headaches. They go. But, and this is the important thing, after six weeks without coffee, that first double espresso hit on Easter Sunday morning (usually a caffe corretto for me, as I give up drink for Lent as well) - it's a fair-sized tribute to Ms. Thomond when I say it's [i]almost[/i] better than sex.  :shifty:  :happy:

    I've given up sugar with it, which I find has helped matters, as it reduces the vague need for more sugar.

    Interestingly, I do find that it makes me more aggressive; I can feel the difference on my feet when I'm caffeined-up and when I'm not, as I'll be sharper and more likely to go for the throat straight away when I've coffee aboard in the requisite amounts. Makes me wonder if a ProPlus before a match would have any effect.  :nta



  • If it gives you more mongrel, its got to be good for you.



  • That's why I drink Bundy rum :whistle:



  • Obviously no-one else saw the same article.  It was saying Caffiene wasn't a diuretic, rather than being a study on  coffee and tea.Â

    A litre is only two medium cups and a triple espresso in the ole thermos for the drive to work



  • No Hooroo - I have not heard of this article. Just about everything else on the web says "Diuretic", "addictive" and "bad in excess".



  • Yes, this is the only material I have read saying it wasn't a diuretic.

    Fortunately I have decided to believe this article and have drunk nothing but coffee today. I don't feel that good, and ironically really feel like some water now.



  • [quote name='NTA']
    No Hooroo - I have not heard of this article. Just about everything else on the web says "Diuretic", "addictive" and "bad in excess".
    [/quote]

    Well it is apparantly the latest research. so who knows



  • [quote name='NTA']
    That's why I drink Bundy rum :whistle:
    [/quote]
    Enjoyed a lovely drinking session at the Bunderburg distillery years back.  Cant remember the details but still have the Tshirt.  I had to buy the Tshirt because I dropped a glass of rum on it while wandering through the gift shop.



  • And the liquer is nice too RB


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