I know you’ve probably read how coffee dehydrates you and that it’s no substitute for water. This is true if you drink a million cups of coffee a day, as caffeine is a diuretic that dehydrates you. However, when consumed in moderation, coffee is a great energizer and replacement for water. One thing to keep in mind though, is to limit the amount of lattes and other coffee flavored drinks you consume. If you enjoy coffee with a splash of milk or cream, that’s completely fine. Lattes and other coffee flavored drinks, on the other hand, have a ton of sugar and added calories. Try to avoid these drinks if possible.