To some, coffee is somewhat of a life source – a morning cup of courage – to take on all that the day throws at us. For others, a simple cup of the tea variety is just what the doctor ordered – a light jolt of caffeine without the royal roasted flavor the morning brew has to offer. While both have proven to give drinkers an edge up on preventing and/or managing common health issues, we can’t help but wonder, is one better for your health? Before we can decide, let’s break it down.
Despite an obvious distinction in taste, one thing’s for sure: coffee is king caffeine. For example, while there’s no difference between the caffeine found in both drinks, tea has a lot less of it. While a good cup of Joe could run you 100 mg, 200, even 300 mg of caffeine, a cup of tea is packing anywhere from 20-60 mg.
Of course, like anything containing caffeine, too much may result in conditions like increased anxiety, tachycardia, heart palpitations, insomnia, irritability, restlessness, nausea, bad cholesterol and brittle bones. But, before we create a frenzy, let’s take a look at the believed benefits.
According to researchers, coffee may reduce…