COFFEE VS TEA
I love the smell of coffee however I could never get to the point of enjoying a cup.
I’m a tea drinker and I love my teas! Truth be told I’m probably a tea snob and that is okay as well.
I’m guessing you are a tea drinker as well considering, here you are, on my tea blog! “Smiley face”
People always wonder which is better for. You? Tea or Coffee? So this is just a light discussion on that subject.
What are some things that tea and coffee have similar?
- Your brew them both with water
- You add milk and sweetener if you like
- You can enjoy both hot or cold
- Both have sugary drinks made out of them (I call these fluffy drinks)
Now, let’s look at caffeine:
Coffee – 8 oz cup – 95 mg.
Tea – 8 oz cup – 14-61 mg
Drink four cups and you are less likely to develop type II diabetes. Three cups? 9% less likely to have skin cancer (achieves of medicine, 2009)
It’s well documented the health benefits of tea (you can search that out). Green tea is incredible for reving up the metabolism. Green Tea is full of antioxidants to repair weak immune systems and more.
Coffee can give you the “jitters” especially on removal of the caffeine.
Tea has a more calming (lavender, peppermint, etc.) with no caffeine but even with caffeine withdrawal from tea is mild in comparison to coffee.
I love WebMD and in a December 23, 2016 article it gives praises to both coffee and tea.
Could help keep colon cancer from returning
Might stave off Alzheimer’s.
Protect against type II diabetes
Lower odds of skin, breast and prostate cancer
Stave off Alzheimer’s
Boost immune system
Lower blood pressure and cholesterol
Higher bone density
Younger biological age
Can rise cholesterol slightly
Lower bone density
Up the risk of heart disease
Can stain your teeth
Lower levels of iron.
So at the end of the day I will always choose tea, because I like it and I feel it’s the better drink, however, from what we are seeing in current trends and studies is that both coffee and tea have their benefits and compliment each other.
Grab a cup of coffee or tea, sit back, relax and bring peace to your universe.