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Coffee VS Tea: Which one is better for you?

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I love Coffee. 

When I get to work in the mornings, the first thing I do is make me a cup of java because if I don’t, I will look like a Zombie from ‘The Walking Dead’ for pretty much the rest of the day. 

Still, as much as I love Coffee I can’t help but wonder whether it is actually all that good for you, especially in comparison with Tea.  Tea has always had the healthier reputation after all but was that reputation justified or not? 

I decided to investigate – here’s what I found. 

Coffee: The Good & The Bad  

Research suggests that coffee consumption may help prevent chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and liver disease.  They’ve also found that it could lower your risk of an early death and even help to protect memory and brain function.   

The problem with Coffee is that it contains caffeine. Caffeine is a stimulant that affects the nervous system, which means it can make a person jittery or hyperactive, it can increase their heart rate and/or blood pressure, and cause some gastrointestinal discomfort.  It is something that should be taken in moderation. 

Tea: The Good & The Bad 

Tea on the other hand is good for you because regular tea consumption has been associated with lower body weight, improved immune system function, and decreased risk of heart attack and stroke.  Research also suggests that Tea drinkers may have higher bone density and a lower risk of fracture. Drinking green tea may also protect your brain and help you feel relaxed too. 

The downside?  Not a lot of people realise this but tea also contains caffeine, although not nearly as much as coffee.  Again though, if you’re chucking back cup after cup you could be putting way too much caffeine in your system. 

The conclusion… 

At the end of the day, both are good for you as long as you drink in moderation. 

Having one or two cups a day is good, having a whole keg full…not so much.

Written by: Sunet

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