Drinking coffee in this heat won’t dehydrate you, nutritionist says

Drinking coffee in the summer may not cause dehydration, as many believe

1. Drinking coffee will dehydrate you

“This is wrong for moderate coffee consumption, while caffeine has a mild diuretic effect increasing the need to go to the bathroom, it is unlikely to dehydrate you.”

2. Drinking coffee late at night causes insomnia

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“Well, there’s some truth behind that, because caffeine is a stimulant that makes you more alert and can throw off your biological clock.”

3. Drinking coffee can stunt your growth

“That’s not true, because there’s no solid scientific evidence to suggest it, and we reach our full height in our late teens anyway.”

4. Coffee is highly addictive

“People who have coffee on a daily basis may have a hard time quitting coffee because they feel like they depend on it to wake up, but I wouldn’t say it’s very addictive.”

5. Coffee can help you sober up after drinking alcohol

“Unfortunately, that is not true. Coffee can’t flush alcohol out of your system or reverse its effects, but it can help you feel more awake.

6. You can’t drink coffee while pregnant.

“You can still drink coffee but only up to 200mg per day (1-2 cups of coffee). So it is better to drink decaffeinated coffee during pregnancy.

7. Coffee is bad for your health

“No, because everything is done in moderation – consuming too much can increase anxiety levels and cause jitters, so be aware of how coffee makes you feel.”

8. Drinking coffee can help you lose weight

“In the short term, drinking coffee may increase your metabolic rate and therefore increase fat burning, but over time people become tolerant to the impact of coffee and it no longer has that effect.

9. Decaffeinated coffee does not contain caffeine

“Yes, decaf does contain some. The decaffeination process removes approximately 97% of the caffeine, so there is a small amount left in the decaffeinated coffee.

10. Drinking coffee can stain your teeth

“Yes, a little because your tooth enamel has tiny pores. To help you, you can have your teeth cleaned by a professional every 6 months.

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