The two most popular beverage are tea and coffee, in this post we are going to disect them to discover which one is the healthiest.
Coffee has come under much scrutiny in recent years and I am going to set you straight by saying coffee is indeed good for you, how ever it is normally what is consumed with coffee, what is added to it and how much you drink that needs to be taken into consideration. Lets explore he pros and cons of this popular drink:
Coffee is often consumed with cake – im sure you do not need to be told that cake is not good for so don’t go thinking that you are doing yourself any favors by doing so.
Coffee is often taken with milk and sugar – Sugar is by far one of the worst foods you can eat, not only does it rot your teeth it also accelerates the aging process. Contrary to popular belief milk or any dairy is not good for you. Not only does it make your body more acidic as does sugar it upsets the digestive system.
Caffeine- This is the reason most drinkers drink this tasty beverage, small amounts can be quite beneficial where large amounts can be detrimental to your health – proceed with caution.
It makes your body more acidic – there is a lot of problems associated with your body being too acidic, namely making your body ideal for cancer and pathogens
On the upside coffee is actually quite beneficial in regards to nutrients and antioxidants and caffeine has a whole host of benefits. To make things short it is good for when consumed in moderation.
Spoiler alert, green tea is by far the healthier option. It has all the benefits and more of its competitor but rather than making your body more acidic it actually has alkalizing effect on your body. Lets examine some of the health benefits of herbal tea;
Fat Loss – Green tea has been known to increase the amount of calories you burn thus aiding in fat loss
Healthy teeth – the active compound catechins aids in killing harmful bacteria which reduces cavities and bad breath
Reduced risk of cancer – Herbal tea is very high in antioxidants, these have been proven to greatly reduce your chances of getting cancer.
Reduced chances of type 2 diabetes and alzheimer’s – The catechin compounds come in to play again in reducing your chances as well as reversing the two mentioned diseases.
So the winner here is clearly green tea,not only can it do everything coffee can do it does it better without making your body too acidic. The only benefit of coffee is the fact it has much more caffeine.