Thought you might be interested in this. Seems most of us have a beverage of choice first thing on arising.
When I worked in the Reuter newsroom on Fleet Street, I was surprised that most of my British fellow journalists drank coffee while I, the resident Yank, was thrilled to discover English tea with milk in it.
I don’t know anyone who doesn’t drink either coffee or tea. It doesn’t break by sex either. I think I have more men friends who drink tea only than my women friends. All that is just anecdotal speculation. The bottom line is pretty much all of us drink something that gets us started in the morning. So, how are we doing?
I think this infographic does a nice job of spelling out the pluses and minuses.
Ironically, while I am personally primarily a coffee drinker, I have written about tea several times, especially green tea. To read further, check out:
Green Tea for St. Patrick’s Day… and Every Day
Green Tea Boosts Your Brain
How Healthy is Tea Drinking?
Is Tea Healthier Than Coffee?
How Much Sugar is in SoBe Green Tea?
Dr. Oz on Chia Seeds and Green Tea
Tea is rich in catechins, which are antioxidant polyphenols. These have been shown to reduce the action of free radicals in the body that cause damage to our cells.
Seemingly every other day another study comes out that has found some additional health benefit to tea drinking. The list of diseases and conditions tea is believed to assist or prevent seemingly grows longer by the minute. On the other hand, coffee has been vilified for a number of years, in particular the caffeine it contains. But recently, new studies have shown that coffee is actually protective against some diseases and may be good for you in moderate amounts. So what is a person to think? If you have to choose between tea and coffee, which is the healthier choice?
Tea is rich in catechins, which are antioxidant polyphenols. These have been shown to reduce the action of free radicals in the body that cause damage to our cells. Tea is one of the highest sources of this type of antioxidant in the Western diet. Both black and green tea…
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