Coffee: How It Stacks Up Against Water

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Coffee-drinkers worried about how much water they consume in a day can breathe a sigh of relief. Photo: ? Borislav Zhuykov/Westend61/Corbis
From Heidi Mitchell at the Wall Street Journal:

The conventional wisdom says that healthy people should drink about 8 cups of water a day. But does coffee count toward that water intake?

One expert, Eric Rimm, a professor of epidemiology and nutrition at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, explains the difference between decaf and regular and why coffee is an excellent beverage choice.

Prof. Rimm says that, as long as a person has a diet that is high in fruits and vegetables and healthy fats, “there is no reason to think that someone who solely drank coffee would have any issues.”

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