Five Reasons Why Tea Trumps Coffee in Health Benefits

A nice cup of teaCoffee or tea? Tea drinkers have even more reason to celebrate their beloved cup of tea. When it comes to which brew is healthier, tea wins over coffee just about every time. Here are just a few healthy reasons why coffee drinkers should switch sides.

  1. Tea Can Help With Weight Loss: There have been countless studies showing the link between green tea consumption and a higher metabolism. Both coffee and tea are a natural diuretic which can also help weight loss efforts. However most people load their coffee cups with unnecessary calories, which cancels out the benefits.
  2. Many Teas Have Natural Antioxidants: Antioxidants help with cell turnover, prevent cancer, and help individuals stay looking young and healthy. White tea has the highest level of antioxidants because of how it is processed.
  3. Tea Will Keep Your Energy Up Longer: Coffee is the go-to drink for a quick energy boost. However, black and green tea have a good amount of caffeine in them too. Not only can these teas help wake you up and boost your energy, but tea does not depress your body like coffee does. Coffee tends to have a fast high, but once that increase of energy wears off, your energy levels will feel extremely depleted. Tea, on the other hand, can keep your energy levels stable for many more hours.
  4. Tea Can Protect Your Bones: Studies have shown that drinking tea regularly can help protect your bones due to the catechins in them. Tea drinkers have also been found to have a reduced risk of osteoporosis.
  5. Tea Can Relieve Stress: Next time you are feeling stressed out or anxious, let a nice, hot cup of tea relax you. Green tea can act as an anti-depressant while chamomile has a calming effect. Coffee does not have the same relaxing effect as tea since it can cause the adrenal glands to work even harder, causing the body to still feel stressed.

So next time someone asks you, “Coffee or tea?” make tea your answer to reap more health benefits. Switching from coffee to tea can be highly beneficial to your overall health and energy levels. Still can’t give up your cup of Joe but want to reap the health benefits? Look for special coffee blends that have natural antioxidants.

 

Remember to always consult your chiropractor or primary care physician before taking any medical or diet advice.

Story Credit, Image Credit: A nice cup of tea by Jeremy Keith. Used under Creative Commons license. 

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