Can Caffeine Help Avoid Dehydration?


drinking coffee can prevent dehydrationSo far, several studies have shown that caffeine-based beverages can lead to dehydration of the body. However, according to the Huffington Post, recent research shows the opposite.

Researchers from La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia, said that although the body needs two liters of fluid a day, it does not indicate that we have to drink water according to the guideline of 8 glasses a day.

According to the journal, in fact anyone can get adequate fluid intake to maintain body fluid only through food and beverages consumed, even though from caffeinated drinks like coffee and tea.

“Preventing dehydration is not only done by water, beverages such as tea and coffee can also contribute to a person’s fluid, although drinks  are caffeinated, it does not lead to dehydration,” says Dr. Spero Tsindos.

Liquid on lettuce can even also contribute about 97 percent of water in the body. If you eat 100 g of lettuce, it is equal to the consumption of 97 g of liquid.

“Drinking water with high volume has been shown to suppress appetite, but eating foods with high water content like watermelon, lettuce or grapefruit give greater effects on weight loss than simply avoiding the consumption of more food and consume plenty of water,” continued Spero.

This shows that drinking lots of water does not give effects on weight loss.