Is Coffee a Diuretic?

Diuretics, also known as water pills, help rid your body of sodium (salt) and water that helps your kidneys release sodium into your urine.

The sodium takes with it water from your blood, decreasing the amount of fluid flowing through your veins and arteries that reduces the blood pressure.

Coffee contains caffeine which is a mild diuretic compound that increases urination frequency and causes your kidneys to flush extra sodium and water from the body through urination. Some sensitive people will experience a laxative effect.

If you have 5 cups of brewed coffee or more at once, the diuretic compound can increase your urination frequency for it to have a significant dehydrating effect.

You can hydrate with coffee, so sip your morning brew, you’re adding to your daily fluid intake, and hydrating yourself.

Evidence also says a cup of coffee protects you from dementia, but do not over-consume.

Caffeine overdose can cause nervousness and sleep interference, which is why experts recommend you drink no more than four cups a day.

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