Do love that soothing aroma of tea that seems to bring you at the heart of nature? Or do you prefer that relaxing taste of coffee on a stressful day? Which is the better drink? Which would you have, coffee or tea?
Both tea and coffee are rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants are chemicals found from plants that combat oxidants or free radicals. These free radicals, over time, damage cells and cause diseases. According to studies, tea may reduce cholesterol levels, help prevent blood clotting, lower the risk of both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, and fight inflammation, cancer, and seasonal allergies. Black tea can even prevent ovarian cancer while green tea can lower breast cancer risk. As presented by these researches, tea may be best for women. On the other hand, coffee can lower risk of liver and colon cancer, Parkinson’s disease, type II diabetes and gout. Whatever mug you choose to jump-start the day, you’ll be getting something good out of it.
Also, both are with caffeine. It’s just that coffee is 2-3 times more caffeine-loaded than tea. Caffeine stimulates the brain and brings about some kind of alertness. It increases productivity and concentration, and enhances athletic performances. However, it increases the risk of heart disease and miscarriage.
On the general viewpoint, tea is obviously healthier than coffee. But a cup or two of coffee in the morning and tea throughout the day can keep you going. It’s hard to choose between these two delicious hot beverages, so maybe a little bit of everything will do.