Dogs or cats? Sweet or Salty? Slytherin or Gryffindor? These questions fuel endless debates with both sides unrelentingly stubborn in their opinion. If you’re anything like me, you have facts and dates and a whole plethora of information to back up your theories for why which one is better. However, one such debate reigns supreme: which is healthier, tea or coffee? I’ve decided to do a “pros versus cons” list to fuel this caffeine-driven butting of heads and I promise to try and be as objective as possible.
- Tea (n): To lower the risk of
- Studies show that older tea drinkers have a reduced risk of age-related memory loss, heart disease, and stroke.
- You basically live forever
- No, you don’t. However, studies show that people who drink regularly have been shown to have cells that are BIOLOGICALLY YOUNGER than non-drinkers.
- Thick Bones: I mean, why not?
- Science has revealed that regular tea drinkers have a higher bone density as well as a reduced rate of bone loss. This is not a bad thing.
Say goodbye to your iron!
Studies show that compared to a 35% reduction from coffee, tea causes a 62% reduction.
- Coffee is High in Antioxidants
- Self-explanatory and also an excuse I use to drink red wine at noon.
- Congratulations! You’re Going to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse
- A recent Harvard study showed that people who drink 3-5 cups of coffee a day are less likely to die prematurely from diseases.
- Fights Against Cancer, Type 2 Diabetes and Parkinson’s
- …DRINK UP
Bump, Set, SPIKE
Those with high blood pressure should be careful when drinking coffee, as the caffeine content causes a short, but dramatic spike in blood pressure
Like I said, the coffee vs. tea debate is one that will remain unresolved, as both beverages have elements of good and evil. If you want to live forever, drink tea. If you want to drink something that actually tastes good, you’ll drink coffee. I promised I’d stay impartial but it couldn’t be helped. Whichever you choose to partake in is at your own discretion, but feel free to add any of this information to your arsenal for the next “friendly” discussion about coffee vs. tea.
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