During this community was already well known in Asian countries like to eat tea. Now that the craze could be continued, as it is known that tea could also keeps your body hydrated.
"If someone likes to drink tea, then there is nothing wrong to have this habit. Because a cup of tea can provide hydration for the body which is almost same with a glass of water," said researcher Dr Carrie Ruxton, as quoted from Dailymail, Thursday (17 / 6 / 2010).
In this study, Dr Ruxton is also a nutritionist asked 21 men to consume the tea for 12 hours. Also other groups were asked to consume the same amount of white water warm. The following day, groups of participants who are given water to drink tea and vice versa. Further blood and urine samples taken from each participant to be tested.
"Based on the results of this study showed that the theory that expresses tea may increase the risk of dehydration on someone because they contain caffeine are not true," says Dr Ruxton.
If someone is taking the tea as normal, in the sense of not more than four cups of tea a day then it could provide the same quality with white water in terms of hydration.
"In addition, this study also confirms that a person will not be urinating more often after drinking tea. And also, could be an important part to maintain hydration," he added.
"The tea drinkers can be reassured that your favorite cup of tea usually consumed can calculate the intake of body fluids without the risk effect of dehydration," said Dr. Catherine Hood.
It turns out the benefits of tea not only for merehidrasi, but also protects the body against some diseases such as heart disease and cancer. Experts believe flavonoids, antioxidant compounds that become the main ingredients of tea can improve health.