The average recommendation for daily fluid intake ranges from 2 to 3 liters per day.
Body size, activity level, and geographic location are among varying factors used to determine more or less in quantity.
PROTECTOR AGAINST ILLNESS"Tea is a potent source of antioxidants called flavonoids," says Dr Tim Bond from the Tea Advisory Panel.
"More than 48 per cent of the flavonoids in the UK diet come from black tea."Indeed lots of research has focused on flavonoids in tea and as a result many experts suggest that as part of a healthy lifestyle drinking tea may help protect against damaging free radicals and lower our risk of many health problems, including heart disease, stroke, cognitive decline and cancer.
While there is no set requirement for daily water consumption, drinking between six to eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day is the commonly accepted standard, according to Medline Plus.
If you engage in regular physical activity or you live in a particularly warm climate, you may require more water than necessary.
One study published in the Journal of American College of Nutrition in 2000, the October issue, found “No significant difference in hydration levels from drinking various caffeinated beverages".
You may be surprised to find out that tea counts towards that daily total!
You have probably been told somewhere along the line that drinking tea or caffeinated beverages will dehydrate you.
WE DRINK 165 million cups of tea a day in Britain and we're nothing if not predictable: the majority of cuppas we brew are black tea made with tea bags and topped up with milk, according to the UK Tea Council.
But there's a whole lot more than builder's to choose from.
However, when consumed in moderation, the health benefits of green tea are a bonus, as the beverage can assist you with staying well hydrated.