on 12/1/12 6:43 am - NY
I have heard that we are not supposed to have caffeine because of it's dehydrating qualities. However, I really want to try some of the Big Train Frappe products because I keep hearing how great they are. Does caffeine really dehydrate us that much? I have heard so many different things. I have heard that if you have 8 oz of a highly caffeinated drink, you have to drink 16 oz of fluid to make up for the deficit it creates. On the other hand, I have heard that it does not cause significant dehydration as long as you stick to only 8 oz or so.
Anyone happen to know what is accurate?
It is also a gastric and general stimulant... meaning it causes increased gastric secretions (stomach acids), movement/squeezing of the intestines (ie promote a BM), may cause central nervous system stimulation.
I personally am a little sensitive to caffeine. Early out, while I was on prilosec (gastric protectant) we were encouraged to avoid caffeine to protect the new pouch.
I choose to limit caffeine due to my sensitivity to it, but my motto is now
EVERYTHING IN MODERATION!, unless I know it is a trigger food and it will take me off track! I will have a cup of 1/2 caf if it is available and Im in the mood, and do Not adjust my fluid intake... I take in 80 or so ounces daily, and figure one cup of a moderate caffeine containing item will be detrimental
I was told to stay away from coffee. I have a history of ulcers and was told coffee could make the chances much worse. And ulcers for us is a very very serious problem so my advice would be to not have coffee in any form.
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