This is a question we’ve gotten often over the last few weeks so we wanted to write a quick blog post about it.

WHAT IS A DIRUETIC?

A diuretic is any substance that promotes diuresis, the increased production of urine. This includes forced diuresis. There are several categories of diuretics. All diuretics increase the excretion of water from bodies, although each class does so in a distinct way.

Diuretics are used to rid the body of extra fluid or salt. People with high blood pressure, heart failure, swollen tissues, and kidney disease often use diuretics to treat these conditions. Extra fluid in the body makes it hard for the heart to work properly and can make breathing difficult.

IS DECAFFINATED TEA A DIURETIC?

The answer is a simple yes. Now, I guess let me make it clear that decaf tea is not ANYMORE of a diuretic than water, for example.

The more you drink, of course, the more your body will need to release the liquid.

From QUORA, “Technically every liquid that passes our lips is a diuretic- plain water will make a person need to urinate. But as far as decaf tea being more of a diuretic than water, the answer is basically no. While decaf tea still retains a small amount of caffeine and purée caffeine is indeed a diuretic, the amount of caffeine in decaf tea is so scant that it causes no extra diuretic effect on any practical scale. Besides, even drinking fully caffeinated tea adds more water to the drinker’s body than it causes the drinker to lose, so the point is fairly moot.”

8 BEST NATURAL DIURETICS TO EAT OR DRINK

  1. Coffee.
  2. Dandelion Extract.
  3. Horsetail.
  4. Parsley.
  5. Hibiscus.
  6. Caraway.
  7. Green and Black Tea.
  8. Nigella Sativa.

DOES DECAF TEA DEHYDRATE?

Caffeinated beverages such as coffee and tea have a net hydrating effect. Sure, plain water and decaf beverages will hydrate you more, but you can still count that iced coffee or iced tea as a quencher as much as it is an afternoon pick-me-up.

DECAF TEAS AT ITSHEALTHTEA

Most of the teas, for now, we sell are caffeine free. As most are functional tea blends, they are mostly caffeine free, which from what you just read, are also more hydrating. Shop some of our caffeine free tea selection now.