Another Excuse to Drink Coffee

November 28, 2001
We’ve talked about the benefits of caffeine many times before. It can boost your short term memory and improve your physical performance. But drinking coffee has always come with a warning: Just a few cups can lead to dehydration.

New studies, though, might change all that. Researchers have found that moderate coffee consumption (four or fewer cups a day) may actually hyrdate enough to count toward your daily fluid intake. Should you sip on a cup of joe between barre exercises? Probably not. But don’t feel guilty about that pre-class Starbucks.