Tea or Coffee: Which is Better for You?

By | September 26, 2013

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The Tea vs Coffee Debate

Tea or coffee?” This is probably one of the most frequently asked questions in the world. Many of us answer it on a daily basis, and it is the often one of the first questions to enter people’s minds when they wake up in the morning. Your final decision might be based on what you feel like drinking at the time or how big a caffeine boost you require. But have you ever made your choice based on the health benefits of tea vs coffee?

I’m guessing not. In order to help you make a more informed decision next time, here’s a comparison of the health benefits of tea vs coffee in their unsweetened, unwhitened forms.

To Tea, or not to Tea?

Tea is the most popular hot beverage in the UK and contains oodles of natural goodness, which can help fight off illness and disease. Tea leaves come from the Camellia Sinensis plant, and it’s the processing method that determines whether these become black or green tea.tea-in-glass

Both black and green tea leaves contain antioxidants, which help remove harmful toxins from the body. A study by the Journal of the American Dietetic Association showed that tea drinkers take in 20 times more antioxidants a day than those who do not drink tea. Thanks to its detoxifying properties, green tea is used in a number of beauty products such as anti-ageing cream.

Tea has also been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease by preventing the arteries from hardening (atherosclerosis). To make the most of the health benefits of tea, be sure to drink black, green, white or oolong tea, as contrary to popular belief, herbal and fruit ‘teas’ don’t actually contain tea leaves.

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Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

Coffee also has a number of health benefits as it too is a naturally grown product. It is the number one drink of choice in America and although it doesn’t contain so many antioxidants, it can be highly beneficial to physical and mental health. For example, it has been shown to boost physical performance, reduce the risk of depression and improve concentration. Amazingly, it can also decrease the likelihood of developing a number of degenerative diseases such as type two diabetes, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. You can read more about this here.

Iground coffeen addition, coffee has been shown to temporarily increase your metabolism, aiding weight loss and increasing your physical endurance.

Both tea and coffee contain caffeine but it’s more concentrated in coffee, which is why it tends to be most popular in the morning. Instant coffee can be particularly potent as it is usually made with a higher concentration of robusta beans, which contain more caffeine than arabica beans. If you suffer from a heart condition, it’s probably best to limit your coffee intake to one cup per day or to switch to tea.

To get the greatest health benefits out of your coffee, be sure to choose fresh rather than instant. Or, for the freshest coffee possible, you could even try grinding your own coffee beans.

So… Tea or Coffee?

The health benefits of tea and coffee are many, and in the end it mostly comes down to personal taste. If you can enjoy a cup of tea with a bit of milk but prefer your coffee with four sugars, a tea would be better. The caffeine in coffee is great for waking you up in the morning, but having it late at night can disturb your sleeping patterns. Like everything else in life, you shouldn’t feel guilty about enjoying a few cups of tea or coffee each day, as in moderation they can actually be pretty good for you!

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