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Does drinking soda count towards my daily water intake?

Elizabeth Casparro, MPH,RD
Nutrition & Dietetics

Although soda does have water in it, it is not a preferred source of obtaining your daily water intake. First, there is usually caffeine which causes your body to excrete more water. Second, the added sugar contributes to your overall calorie intake. Plain water is the best: it is readily absorbed and calorie free!

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