NATS - February 2019 Vocal Health and Wellness Blog

How caffeine doesn't necessarily dehydrate you

Coffee tastes good, but for singers, the idea that caffeine dehydrates you, and subsequently your vocal folds, is a point of much contention among us. So, when this article came across my desk, it seemed a great time to share some good news about caffeine and dehydration. Coffee may not be as bad as we think!” 

Article Reference:
Killer, S., Blannin, A., & Jeukendrup, A. (2014) No evidence of dehydration with moderate daily coffee intake: a counterbalanced cross-over study in a free-living population. PLOS One (www.plosone.org); Volume 9, Issue 1.

Amount of Caffeine Reference:
https://cspinet.org/eating-healthy/ingredients-of-concern/caffeine-chart 
https://www.caffeineinformer.com/the-caffeine-database 

Coffee Science Nerds Websites:
https://www.coffeechemistry.com/chemistry/alkaloids/caffeine-in-coffee 
https://www.coffeescience.org/ 

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