Coffee buffs can never empathize with the fans of tea and vice versa. Accept it or not, there is a never-ending war between tea and coffee admirers, one claims that there is nothing amazing like tea especially Tazo tea and the other have declared coffee as best. Caffeine is the major component of both beverages, overdoses of both can cause serious issues but we can’t deny of their benefits that make them stand apart.
If you are here to decide which one has higher scores, setting aside your preference, you will fail to declare that which one is better. This argument of coffee versus tea is a useless debate that will give us nothing in return, so let’s come to the point.
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Is caffeine beneficial? You will get many answers depending upon who you ask. The pressured breadwinner who works 16 hours a day will count on caffeine’s benefits as they use it for energy boosting. Researchers always have contradicted on whether caffeine is beneficial or harmful for health.
Excess of everything is bad. Caffeine, when consumed in excess, can cause panic attacks. As mentioned earlier, both coffee and tea have caffeine in it, but coffee has a higher concentration of caffeine. Due to this fact, coffee addicts are recommended to switch to tea as they should not exceed the daily advised amount of 300 milligrams of caffeine.
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Coffee leads to the relaxation of muscles – the band between esophagus and stomach. It creates a space that aids acid reflux due to the splash back of stomach acid. Angelone advice, “you may be better off having tea, even if it has a little caffeine.” She also says that “there’s something in coffee, but we don’t know what it is. For some people that tend to have heartburn, coffee could make it worse—even decaf.”
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No doubt, coffee has its benefits, but in the case of antioxidants, tea takes the cup. Green tea contains a considerable amount of antioxidants, but tea has more than that. Though coffee also has antioxidants, white tea has a higher concentration.
Tea and coffee both have a lot of known advantages. They provide their drinkers the benefits one desires. No conclusion can be drawn as to which is a better health option, tea or coffee. If you consider both of them on caffeine level, to consume largely you should opt tea. But to consume moderately, both the beverages make a perfect addition to overall nutrition.
Drip brewed coffee clears away the compounds called cafestol and kahweol, but unfiltered coffee, like espresso or pressed coffee absorbs them. These compounds can enhance the “bad” LDL cholesterol level, which increases the risks of heart attacks and stroke. “A lot of people drink unfiltered coffee because they don’t think of espresso as unfiltered,” says Angelone. If you are highly addicted to caffeine, substitute coffee with tea so that your cholesterol level may come to normal.
Metabolic rate and dental health
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Commonly it is accepted that green tea burns fats. It assists in weight loss. to your surprise, many types of research show that caffeine enhances the metabolic rate in the body by 3-11%. Though it is a low percentage it can play an important role in your fat burning process. Green tea also helps you killing bacteria, inhibiting viruses like influenza, lowering your risk of infection, improving your breath and oral health.
A major unpleasant feeling that coffee gives is the ‘coffee-breath’.
Some points have been highlighted that were found during the research on tea and coffee. But we can’t deny to the effects they both have. Shared here are some of them that are extensively studied.
Calming you down
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Comparing tea and coffee, many professionals conclude that those who consume different types of tea like green tea, Tazo tea or black tea are likely to beat the unsettling life situations than those who drink coffee on regular bases. But catching on other studies, coffee buffs are more resistant to long-term mental issues than tea lovers.
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Both beverages affect bone health but people with high daily consumption of tea have higher bone density than those who take coffee. Thus tea consumers have a slower rate of bone loss. Coffee affects bone density to the point that it can lead to osteoporosis.
Both beverages are common to affect your pearly whites, but which one is worse? Experts say that the pigments from tea are more likely to infect your tooth enamel than coffee. So here the debate goes for coffee.
Tea and coffee, both contain high amounts of caffeine and antioxidants along with some minerals. The advantages to health by these drinks are mainly due to the antioxidants present or because of the element “hormesis”. An increase in the body defense mechanism occurs due to the polyphenols present in tea and coffee, which are foreign to our bodies. Hormesis is something that causes involuntary actions, never encouraged to develop voluntary.
If you prefer coffee, great to hear that; but if you love tea, don’t cut off. If you want to enjoy the best of both worlds, then you should go for a bit of both. Just realize that too much of everything is bad, so be careful of over-consumption.
This guest post was written by Hassan Khan Yousafzai, he is passionate about Digital marketing. Along with educational background in Software Engineering he is bridging gap between marketing and development department. At Techvando, he has been consulting brands all over Pakistan to gain online traffic and profitable leads.