26 Apr '16, 2pm

How Well Do Different Drinks Hydrate You?

As it turns out, there are a lot of factors that affect how quickly you pee out a given drink. For example, drinks with lots of calories or electrolytes tend to be retained in the body for longer, while diuretics like caffeine and alcohol speed things along. How much you drink at a time also has an influence. And despite all the folk-wisdom out there, there’s very little actual data comparing different drinks. To address this gap, researchers led by the University of Loughborough’s Ron Maughan, along with colleagues from Bangor University and the University of Stirling, recruited 72 subjects to test 13 different drinks (each subject tested water plus three other drinks). At each testing session, the subjects drank a liter of the chosen beverage, then collected all their urine for the next four hours. The result is a “beverage hydration index” that compares how much of the ...

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