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Does coffee consumption count towards the recommended 8-eight cups of water needed for basic daily hydration?

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Dr. Florence Nwofor
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes but...

you must also recognize that you should limit your intake of caffeine to no more than 400 mg of caffeine / day; approx.
2 cups of brewed coffee, be mindful of other sources of caffeine. This way you can meet your hydration baseline, tap into the multiple benefits of coffee without risking the harmful effects. Cheers!

In brief: Yes but...

you must also recognize that you should limit your intake of caffeine to no more than 400 mg of caffeine / day; approx.
2 cups of brewed coffee, be mindful of other sources of caffeine. This way you can meet your hydration baseline, tap into the multiple benefits of coffee without risking the harmful effects. Cheers!
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Dr. Florence Nwofor
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Dr. Yun Tran
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

All fluids count.
But caffeine is best avoided, especially given your medical history. Caffeine can raise blood pressure and heart rate, cause rebound headaches and anxiety, irritate bladder, etc.

In brief: Yes

All fluids count.
But caffeine is best avoided, especially given your medical history. Caffeine can raise blood pressure and heart rate, cause rebound headaches and anxiety, irritate bladder, etc.
Dr. Yun Tran
Dr. Yun Tran
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