Does tea make you pee more than coffee?

In this text we will provide the answer to the question: “Does tea make you pee more than coffee?”. In addition, we will discuss why drinking coffee and tea make you want to pee. Furthermore, we will discuss the effects of coffee and tea on your body.

Does tea make you pee more than coffee?

Tea doesn’t make you pee any more than coffee as the cause of the diuretic action is caffeine, and coffee has more caffeine than tea.

When you drink a lot of water, it is expected that all the water will be eliminated through the urine and, therefore, its volume and frequency are expected to increase, being only a normal response of the body, which can also happen after eating foods rich in water, like orange or watermelon.

In addition, drinking a lot of coffee or other foods that contain caffeine such as black tea, chocolate and mate tea can also increase urinary frequency because in addition to having water, caffeine is a natural diuretic. Another diuretic source is the alcoholic beverage, which is not a good option to take when you are thirsty, as it does not hydrate and can still have health consequences.

To reduce urinary frequency one possibility is to practice physical activities, because exercises help eliminate excess fluid accumulated in the body. In addition, it is recommended to reduce the consumption of caffeinated beverages and soft drinks, especially.

Why does drinking coffee and tea make you want to pee?

Beverages such as coffee, tea and beer increase the urge to urinate because they interfere with the concentration of urine, making it more dilute. “This concentration process is related to the formation of urine, in which the greatest number of toxins are excreted in the smallest possible volume of water.

Coffee, tea and beer are metabolized by the liver and their metabolites are eliminated in the urine. These substances only interfere with the urine concentration process, but are not processed by the kidneys. What acts on the kidneys are the nephrons, small structures that filter all the blood in the body to eliminate harmful substances through the urine.

In addition to alcoholic beverages in general and coffee, teas and cola-based drinks (such as Coca-Cola) also increase the urge to urinate. In this sense, it is important to pay attention to the concentrations of sodium and sugar present in drinks and to drink alcohol in moderation.

What are the effects of coffee and tea on your body? (one of them is make you pee)

That it helps you stay alert, everyone knows that! And science is slowly discovering the various health benefits, as we have already described here and here. What many do not  know is that coffee can cause curious effects on your body.

Important nutrients in a single cup of coffee

Did you know that a naive dose of coffee can contain on average:

  • 6% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin B5
  • 11% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin B2
  • 2% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin B3 and Vitamin B1
  • 3% of Potassium and Manganese (recommended daily value)

Coffee and tea makes your gut work properly

Coffee stimulates the production of hormones (gastrin and cholecystokinin) that help with digestion: especially in the organs of the digestive tract. Both regular and decaf coffee have also been shown to increase the volume of these hormones in the blood and stimulate peristaltic movements.

Can cause insomnia

Many people are very sensitive to caffeine. A sip of coffee or tea is enough for the state of alertness to last for a long time, which can disrupt the person’s daily routine. If you fit this profile, our suggestion is that you pay attention to the time you are going to have your cappuccino, espresso or brewed coffee.

Makes you want to pee (diuresis)

98% of coffee is water and the stimulating power of caffeine causes blood vessels to dilate and blood flow to increase through the kidneys. This makes “filtering” more efficient and cleaning the body faster. The waste collected in this process is discarded in the urine.

Coffee and tea can help your liver

This is good news for the people who love caffeine! Consuming up to four cups of coffee a day reduces the chances of developing liver cirrhosis by 80% and can reduce the chances of liver cancer by up to 40%.

Conclusion

In this text we provided the answer to the question: “Does tea make you pee more than coffee?”. In addition, we discussed why drinking coffee and tea make you want to pee. Furthermore, we discussed the effects of coffee and tea on your body.

Citations

https://www.livestrong.com/article/535319-tea-constant-urination/

Hi, I am Charlotte, I love cooking and in my previous life, I was a chef. I bring some of my experience to the recipes on this hub and answer your food questions.