Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Something I've Always Wondered...

It's said that we should drink Eight to ten 8-oz glasses of water a day (your mileage may vary).

Now, I drink a lot of iced tea. Sweet tea, to be precise - now there are benefits and detriments to drinking a lot of tea, but I do. I've always wondered how much of that 8-10 glasses of water are fulfilled with the tea? I probably drink at least 4 glasses of tea a day, maybe more depending on how many refills I get. Tea consists of obviously the drippings from the tea leaves and the equivilant of about a pack of sugar or sweetener per glass, but the rest if pure water. If I drank 8 glasses of tea a day, would I be getting the right amount of water? Or is the percentage way lower?

How many of you drink sweet tea? Do you use sugar or artifical sweetener? Is there anyone that actually drinks it unsweetened?

While I'm asking questions, how many of you are reading this post via an RSS Feedreader like Google Reader or Bloglines, and how many are actually accessing the site itself?

Inquiring minds want to know...


  1. I read your blog through Bloglines!

    I'm not the only one either... Bloglines says that there are 17 people subscribed to your blogs feed.

    You're popular!

  2. I read your blog through Google Reader. :)

    As for the tea, I have heard from nutritionists that Crystal Light lemonade (and their other drinks) count toward your water requirement for each day. They are sugar free, so I'm not sure how sugar-sweetened tea would compare. I would think it would be similar if you drank it with artificial sweetener.