The dispute on hydration is a little more complicated. Is coffee a dehydrating beverage, or does it contribute to your body's daily fluid requirements?
Although caffeine flushes the kidneys and causes fluid loss, it does not cause dehydration. In addition to caffeine, you are also absorbing fluids from coffee.
Since the body absorbs the fluid it needs and discharges the excess, it is perfectly fine for your coffee consumption to contribute toward your daily water requirements.
According to Healthline, participants in a study consumed predefined amounts of plain water, low-caffeine coffee, and high-caffeine coffee.
The objective was to determine dehydration symptoms based on caffeine concentration as opposed to water alone.
According to research findings, both water and low-caffeine coffee are hydrating, whereas high-caffeine coffee has a short-term diuretic impact.
It was found that consuming a reasonable amount of coffee did not cause dehydration, but had the same hydrating benefits as drinking water.
We can all now feel better about our caffeine cravings. We may also receive an increase in hydration for our general health.