While a heatwave continues to spread across much of Europe, it is important to stay hydrated. Research suggests that coffee drinking in moderation (3-5 cups per day) contributes to fluid intake and does not lead to dehydration. Whilst there is some indication of a short-term diuretic effect of caffeine intake, studies indicate that this effect does not counter-balance fluid intake from coffee. Drinking caffeinated coffee in moderation may, therefore, help maintain adequate fluid balance.
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