Is Tea A Diuretic?

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Tea only acts as a diuretic if there is more than 300 milligrams of caffeine consumed in one sitting. On average, tea only contains 50 milligrams of caffeine so this is not usually the case. Tea is made of of 99 percent water so it can count toward daily consumption of water. In addition to not being a diuretic, if an individual consistently consumes caffeine, a tolerance develops and it takes more caffeine to cause a diuretic effect.
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Due to it's high caffeine content, tea is a diuretic. Diuretics cause the body to lose water. Tea is also rich in antioxidants. The scientific name for tea is Camellia Sinensis.
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Diuretic teas are those teas which allow the body to release both water and sodium. Some of these teas include: dandelion, yarrow, hawthorn berry, and green tea.
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_teas_are_diuretic
I heard the same thing on The Today show last week. What they said was that caffeine isn't as big of a diuretic as they once thought.
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There are also natural herbs that act as diuretics. If you are pregnant, being treated for high blood pressure, or are on a diuretic of any kind, speak to your physician before using
http://www.livestrong.com/herbal-teas/
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