Here's Why You Shouldn't Drink Coffee On A Cold Day

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When it's cold out you think of grabbing the coffee because it will warm you up. 

As it turns out that coffee could work against you, the Wall Street Journal reports

Drinking coffee on a cold day will likely cause you to urinate because caffeine is a diuretic and that’s “another way to lose heat because that fluid is much warmer than the surroundings,” says Alan Hedge, director of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Laboratory at Cornell University.

So what can you drink to warm up? 

You can have your hot chocolate or latte—just make sure it’s decaf. 

Not a fan of milk? Try a non-caffeinated beverage between 98.6 (your body’s normal core temperature) and 115 degrees.

One study shows that a drink in that range should make your body feel about 2.6 degrees warmer, the Wall Street Journal reports like chamomile tea.

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