Is it true that soft drinks dehydrate the body?!

Question: Is it true that soft drinks dehydrate the body!?
I like diet soda but I don't want to drink it anymore if it dehydrates because I already sweat a lot from working out and don't want negative side effects!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Caffeine, not sugar or carbonation, is the ingredient that dehydrates us!. It takes more water to process caffeine than a caffeinated beverage contains!. So since it uses more water than in the soda it does dehydrate!.

Not all sodas have caffeine though!. Rootbeer, Ginger Ale, and the lemon lime drinks (sprite and 7 up) do not!. Mountain Dew actully has more caffeine than regular sodas!. Basically if it does not say caffein free then it will have approximately 35 - 50 mg of caffeine per serving!.

As long as you are properly hydrated then a single soda a day won't hurt you!. We need 1 ounce for every 2 pounds of body weight and 8 more ounces for every 20 minutes of exercise!. With hot/dry days and climates even more is needed!. Yes we do get some water from food and other drinks!. But alcohol and caffeine do not count as water intake since they both dehydrate!.

Just have an extra glass of water if you have a soda!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

No!.!.!.!.most Americans do a good job of keeping themselves hydrated throughout the day — without keeping track of water consumption!. Even better news: Other beverages — including caffeinated ones, like coffee and diet soda — can help you meet your fluid needs, according to the IOM!. Low-fat and fat-free milk are other South Beach Diet?-friendly beverages that can help you meet your fluid requirements!. Foods that contain a lot of water, such as vegetables and fruits, also countWww@FoodAQ@Com

the carbonation in soft drinks is terrible for you body - not to mention the artificial sweeteners! No one should have more than 2 servings of a carbonated beverage a day !.!.!. and no one should drink, or eat, anything with asparatame in the artificial sweetenerWww@FoodAQ@Com

the caffeine in soft drinks is a mild diuretic and can dehydrate you!. just don't drink a lot of it!. drink more water than anything else!. water is best during and after a workout anyway!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Yes, it is true, and it is a good idea to drink water to add to your healthy workouts!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Yes, it is true, all carbonated drinks dehydrate you!. Water is the only drink that rehydrates!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

yes!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.it dehydrates a lot
u better don't drink it it is also very bad for healthWww@FoodAQ@Com

the amount of sugar in soft drinks does dehydrate you
drink water!Www@FoodAQ@Com

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