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kkille1lsu
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re: Settle This Argument--Is Iced Tea just Flavored Water?


Caffeine is a diuretic but tea does not have enough to have a dehydrating effect on you. You would have to drink A LOT of tea to have negative effect. In addition, tea would be better for you because it contains antioxidants and caffeine, which are beneficial to vascular, neurological health.
Now You Know!



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Drumguy25
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re: Settle This Argument--Is Iced Tea just Flavored Water?


Hot dog flavored water.





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Zach
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Your friend is correct. Excessive ice tea consumption can also cause your bones to become brittle.





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MeridianDog
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Nothing except water is water.

Having said that, drink your tea and don't worry do much. There are things in tea that are good for you. Caffeine is actually not all that bad for you.






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LateArrivalforLSU
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re: Settle This Argument--Is Iced Tea just Flavored Water?


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You're going to have serious kidney problems if you drink 64oz of tea a day.

Bull shite. Way to overreact.






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kkille1lsu
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re: Settle This Argument--Is Iced Tea just Flavored Water?


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Your friend is correct. Excessive ice tea consumption can also cause your bones to become brittle.

Somewhat of a myth - Unless elderly female. It also pertains to the amount of caffeine which moderate tea consumption does not have enough of.
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GeauxPack81
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re: Settle This Argument--Is Iced Tea just Flavored Water?


Iced tea and mio is the same concept as coffee or soft drinks (minus the carbonation). It's all just water with other stuff mixed in it. If soft drinks don't count then tea shouldn't count.





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ATL TGR
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I would rank tea way over mio.

That mio crap is horrendous for your body. (most) tea is natural and is great for you.

Not 100% the same as water, but close






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BugAC
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It's not like adding a tea bag and brewing changes the chemical composition of h2o.


Do you consider beer, flavored water?






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Joshjrn
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This issue isn't a dichotomy, it's a continuum. Yes, most beverages are "flavored water." But, that oversimplifies the point. Adding a single sugar crystal to a glass of water doesn't instantly turn it into the equivalent of a can of Coke. The relevant discussion isn't whether tea is the equivalent of water, but how close to water tea is, and how much closer is it to water, relative to other alternatives, such as soda. Now, I don't have the answers as they will rely on the interplay between the percentage of water relative to the whole, the presence or absence of diuretics such as caffeine, alcohol, and sodium, the amount of particulate matter, the amount of chemicals the body considers "useless" that need to be filtered and purged, etc, etc, etc.

Still, even if you don't have the answers, one should always take care to ask the correct questions



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Zach
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Somewhat of a myth

Actually I never heard of it until I read an article about it last month. Brand new study. Something like 4 glasses of tea over 15 years = some kind of bone disorder. The medical term was too long to remember. Not osteo, made me think of Uncle Si.






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kkille1lsu
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Hmm. Interesting.
Found: Skeletal Fluorosis



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Crumble
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re: Settle This Argument--Is Iced Tea just Flavored Water?


skeletal fluorosis

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SirSaintly
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This issue isn't a dichotomy, it's a continuum. Yes, most beverages are "flavored water." But, that oversimplifies the point. Adding a single sugar crystal to a glass of water doesn't instantly turn it into the equivalent of a can of Coke. The relevant discussion isn't whether tea is the equivalent of water, but how close to water tea is, and how much closer is it to water, relative to other alternatives, such as soda. Now, I don't have the answers as they will rely on the interplay between the percentage of water relative to the whole, the presence or absence of diuretics such as caffeine, alcohol, and sodium, the amount of particulate matter, the amount of chemicals the body considers "useless" that need to be filtered and purged, etc, etc, etc.


Ok, I think I'll stick to water mostly. An occasional tea and stop drinking Mio. Thanks, that cleared that up for me






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Napoleon
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re: Settle This Argument--Is Iced Tea just Flavored Water?


Green or White tea or herbal is basically flavored water.

Black Tea has a lot of caffeine, and is more similar to coffee though less potent.







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Brettesaurus Rex
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re: Settle This Argument--Is Iced Tea just Flavored Water?


Every drink is just flavored water.





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The Last Coco
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re: Settle This Argument--Is Iced Tea just Flavored Water?


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still fulfill the requirements of drinking 64oz of water?


What requirement? No requirement exists to drink 64oz of water a day.






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