30 Mar '11, 1am

Drinking tea daily 'as good as water in keeping you hydrated' - Yahoo!

London , March 28 (ANI): A new study has found that drinking four to six mugs of tea daily is as good as a litre of water for keeping yourself hydrated. The finding disproves the idea that regular tea drinking can dehydrate the body because of its caffeine content. The research also found no negative health effects from drinking that amount of tea. In the high quality UK clinical trial, 21 volunteers drank either four 240ml mugs of tea over a 12-hour period - equivalent to just under one litre of tea in total - or a similar amount of plain, boiled water served warm. The tea included 20ml of semi-skimmed milk but no sugar. The test was also repeated using six cups of tea or plain water, equivalent to nearly 1.5 litres of fluid, to investigate the effect of intakes. Blood samples were taken before consumption and at regular intervals to check hydration levels. Analysis found...

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