Did you know that tea and coffee both contribute to your daily fluid intake? Although they’re diuretics (which means they make you pee more) it’s thought that consuming these beverages in moderation won’t disrupt your hydration status.
But do you know the importance of staying well hydrated? And how much fluid should you really drink?
Check out our top ten water-rich fruit and vegetables too. Did you know, around a fifth of your daily fluid intake comes from the foods you eat?
Healthy teeth and gums
If you’re an avid tea or coffee drinker, remember to keep on top of your oral hygiene. Both tea and coffee contain tannins, which causes the staining on your teeth.
Read more about teeth-staining foods and what you can do to protect your teeth against their effects.
Depending on how you take your tea or coffee, you may be adding more sugar to your diet than intended. Too much sugar can lead to health problems like obesity and diabetes and affect your teeth too. And it’s not just sugar added to tea and coffee that’s a problem, some energy drinks can be high in sugar too.
Read more about sugar, including how much is too much and ways you can reduce your sugar intake.