Tea Advisory Panel

Hydration

You may be surprised to learn that a massive 45-70% of our body is made up of water, that is why fluid is essential for life.

It's important therefore to replace fluids that are lost through day to day activities, and why doctors recommend that we drink at least 2.5 pints/1.5 litres of fluid per day to prevent dehydration.

Tea, which on average accounts for 40% of our daily fluid intake in Britain, can help you reach the daily target.

To find out more about tea and rehydration, have a look at our tea fact sheets.

Articles and research (4)

Title Date Category Description  
Which are the best drinks to meet your fluid requirements? 29th Dec '16 Hydration Cheap, freely available and calorie-free, tap water should be your first choice of fluid throughout the day.
A randomised cross-over trial to evaluate the impact of tea on measures of hydration 18th Jun '16 Hydration There is a view in the popular press that caffeinated drinks, such as tea, have an adverse effect on hydration.
Tea: hydration and other health benefits 3rd May '16 Hydration There is concern in some health profession literature and the wider media that caffeinated beverages may not support normal hydration.
Black tea is not significantly different from water in the maintenance of normal hydration in human 20th Jan '11 Hydration It is often claimed in the media that caffeinated drinks, such as tea, can adversely affect normal hydration.

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