Coffee Vs Tea

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?

  1. Your brew them both with water
  2. You add milk and sweetener if you like
  3. You can enjoy both hot or cold
  4. 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

**Mayo Clinic**

 

Health:

Coffee

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)

Tea

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.

 

Coffee Pro’s

Could help keep colon cancer from returning

Might stave off Alzheimer’s.

Protect against type II diabetes

 

Tea Pro’s

Lower odds of skin, breast and prostate cancer

Stave off Alzheimer’s

Boost immune system

Lower blood pressure and cholesterol

Fights inflation

Higher bone density

Younger biological age

 

Coffee Cons

Can rise cholesterol slightly

More acidic

Lower bone density

Higher caffeine

Up the risk of heart disease

 

Tea Con’s

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.

 

Thanks to health.com and WebMD for their amazing articles that contributed to this short synopsis of tea