Coffee vs. Tea: The Health Benefits Compared

Anyone who has been following me on Twitter for some time knows that I am a heavy drinker of tea. I basically live on the stuff, and I am sometimes certain that when I die, all they will find in my veins is flowing tea. I love the smell, the taste, and the way it refreshes my mind in a lot of different ways. I sound like an addict, and in some ways, I guess I am.

The main reason I drink tea is because I used to be a huge consumer of Coca Cola, which caused some serious complications at one point. I reevaluated the reason I drank so much Coke and decided that enough was enough. Even though I feel a strong urge to have a glass of Coke every once in a while, I instead escape to the land of tea. Not only is way better since it has no sugar in it, but it’s actually healthy to drink as well. They wouldn’t drink millions of tons of tea each year in China if it wasn’t any good.

The surprising fact here is that lately there has been some serious research comparing tea and coffee. Researchers have found that coffee actually holds almost the same health benefits as tea, only in greater concentration. This doesn’t mean that coffee is better, only that it is not bad for you. The health benefits, when it comes to tea and coffee, are many and some say that both actually bear the same medicinal effect as chocolate when it comes to preventing pancreatic cancer.

However, don’t go and think that just because you’re drinking coffee and tea that you have prevented any and all future illnesses. That would make them miracle drugs that you would then need, and even though tea and coffee have some very beneficial characteristics, they should not be considered medical cures. They merely help you more efficiently consume the necessary substances that help your body stay healthy… or something like that. I am not a professor on the subject, but maybe this really informative and quite interesting infographic from PolicyExpert will help you understand the ins and outs of drinking coffee and tea. So, what’s your choice? I don’t have to tell you mine, as you already know by now, but it would be cool to see if the Bit Rebels readers are tea or coffee fanatics. Or, maybe our readers are even soda drinkers of magnitude.

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Coffee vs Tea health Benefits


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    meenu 10 years

    i love tea but too i am health conseace so i think tea harmfull for health thats it

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    Cicekten 9 years

    This article and the graphs are very confusing since they are comparing very different concepts with each other. Why not compare two most consumed types of tea and coffee with each other ? With so many different varieties I could not conclude on which one is better or worse.

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    Jared 9 years

    I stopped reading and decided to find a different article when, in the second sentence, the author stated that there would be tea flowing through his veins when he died. There won’t be anything FLOWING through your veins when you die, hence the dead. Since the autor doesn’t understand this or cannot properly articulate his thoughts, I don’t trust that he understands or can explain anything else about the body. Good luck next time.

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    April 9 years

    Fluoride does not protect your teeth. It damages the brain and is poisoning people everywhere due to the excessive amounts put in drinking water and toothpaste for examples. It sickens me to see the amount of people who are basically brain washed into thinking its good for you.