What to Drink and What Not to Drink
Choosing What You Drink is Nearly as Important as How Much You Drink
- Avoid using sodas/soft drinks to provide your fluid needs. The high sugar content and artificial flavors in soft drinks are harmful to your health.
- Tea, coffee, and soft drinks contain water, but the diuretics contained in these caffeinated beverages flush water out of your body. Don’t count on them to replenish fluid loss. It is OK to drink them occasionally (1-2 glasses a day), but if you drink them constantly and don’t drink enough pure natural water you are severely compromising your long-term health.
- For every one glass of caffeinated beverages, drink two glasses of water to cover the loss of fluid from your body.
- You may also drink one or two cups of herbal tea as part of your daily water intake, as long as it does not contain caffeine or herbs with diuretic properties.