Health Benefits of coffee and tea

Your two favorites might be coffee and tea thanks to the health benefits they have to your body of course apart from some few disadvantages here and there.

These drinks have Caffeine- a substance known to be the best for your brain as it improves your work output especially for tasks which are a bit straight forward. It also boosts creativity and retention something that can be very palatable for students.

To cut the long story short, we have prepared a detailed comparison of coffee and tea just in case you are torn on which one is better for you.

Tea and Coffee facts:

  1. Green tea contains some thermogenic properties which are critical for weight loss. They speed up the metabolism of fats and production of heat better than the caffeinated drinks.
  2. White tea has high antioxidant concentration which helps in prevention of diseases. More specifically, the antioxidant contains some anti-aging properties which also help to reduce inflammation, cancer and heart related. Above all, white tea inhibits the generation of new fat cells hence it is important in preventing obesity issues.
  3. For women with esophageal cancer, green tea may be your best solution to accelerate your healing process given that it reduces your cancer by up to 40%.
  4. A long exposure to coffee drinks will decrease your risk of dying from heart related. More importantly, coffee chemicals can help in production of new drugs for treatment of insomnia and heart diseases.
  5. Taking 3-4 cups of tea per day can cut down the risk to heart Tea inhibits the development of type 1 diabetes and slows down its progress once it has begun. Coffee on the other hand helps to prevent type 2 diabetes.
  6. Individuals who drink up to 10 plus cups of green tea a day are less prone to develop liver disorders.
  7. Those who prefer black tea and take about 4 cups a day for 6 consecutively weeks tend to have reduced stress levels.
  8. Coffee boosts your ability to recall things in short time spans. This short course memory is best seen amongst the elderly people.
  9. Caffeine in the coffee helps to improve the effectiveness of painkillers. It also helps in lowering the development of gout in men who are above 40 years.

To the other side of the coin now. Tea has huge amounts of tannin substances which inhibits the absorption of iron in body making you prone to anemia.



Coffee on the other hand limits the amount of blood that reaches your heart-it might increase your blood pressure. Moreover, caffeine in tea can make you anxious. Coffee intake can also cause teeth discoloration.

It is also important to note that as much as the caffeine substance in tea can reduce cancer, addition of milk to tea reduces the ability of tea to fight cancer.

Coffe and Tea

Now, you can weigh the health benefits and effects then decide which one is best suited for you!

References:

  • Donaldson, B. (2014). The everything healthy tea book: Discover the healing benefits of tea.
  • Heiss, M. L., & Heiss, R. J. (2007). The story of tea: A cultural history and drinking guide. Berkeley, Calif: Ten Speed Press
  • http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/

By Egline J.