Episode 6: Liquids Matter Too

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Welcome to Episode 6: Liquids Matter Too (& Tea)


This is one of the 10 Simple Rules for Healthy Eating


In today’s episode, Nav and I discuss how liquids are a part of nutrition and energy intake.  We cover ideas of:

• Tea and coffee are dehydrating.  True or false?  

• Habits around liquid intake

• Tea (Caffeine, types of tea, any health benefits)


Our suggestions are: Drink mostly water. Some alcohol, coffee and other beverages are fine. You can find a study to show that everything either prevents or causes cancer – alcohol and coffee included. But our take is that the weight of evidence supports including moderate consumption of most beverages. Treat all beverages with calories in them as you would alcohol. You can have them because you like them, but you shouldn’t consume them as if you need them.

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Tim & Nav

References:

  1. Caffeine ingestion and fluid balance, a review (Pubmed)
  2. Comparing black tea and water for hydration, a randomised, controlled trial (Pubmed)

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Tim Brown
Tim is passionate about fitness and health. Combining his love of Martial Arts and Fitness, Tim founded FunFit: Functional Fitness & Self Defence Centre in 2008 and from 2012 has been a student of Nutrition. Eat Real Food is Tim's vision (with help!) to better inform people about healthy food choices. With so many messages out there (often conflicting), Tim thought "wouldn't it be great if there was a site that people could go to that cut through jargon and marketing-speak and just made it easier to make healthy choices?" Enter Eat Real Food. Be warned: Tim is (in)famous for good information and bad jokes. He may also overuse parentheses.

Tim Brown

Tim is passionate about fitness and health. Combining his love of Martial Arts and Fitness, Tim founded FunFit: Functional Fitness & Self Defence Centre in 2008 and from 2012 has been a student of Nutrition. Eat Real Food is Tim's vision (with help!) to better inform people about healthy food choices. With so many messages out there (often conflicting), Tim thought "wouldn't it be great if there was a site that people could go to that cut through jargon and marketing-speak and just made it easier to make healthy choices?" Enter Eat Real Food. Be warned: Tim is (in)famous for good information and bad jokes. He may also overuse parentheses.

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