MYTH: Caffeinated drinks cause dehydration

MYTH: Caffeinated drinks cause dehydration

November 5, 2019 0 By Jose Scott


Time for the last episode of Water Mythbusters! Are you ready? Here we go! Do you worry that caffeinated drinks can cause dehydration? Today, let me debunk this myth for you with science! The origins of this myth came from the scientific fact that caffeine is a mild diuretic which causes some people to feel the need to urinate more frequently. However, the amount of caffeine in your typical drinking beverages is not enough to cause dehydration. Therefore like most beverages, caffeinated drinks are mainly composed of water and contributes to your daily fluid needs rather than lowering it. Caffeinated drinks cause dehydration So no, this myth is busted! That being said, you’re better off getting your daily fluids from proper food or water than relying on caffeinated drinks. It has come to the end of Water Mythbusters this season. Thank you for your support. If you want more, tell us! Meanwhile, stay tuned to our channel for more #WaterWednesday content and remember to drink healthy! Drink Healthy!