Coffee and/or Tea

Coffee – a drink cherished by many and avoided by others. Many people choose tea and hold it up as a rival to coffee in search of the drink with better health benefits. The fact stands that tea can only be as beneficial as its preparation, which in some cases may have as much sugar as a can of soda. To understand coffee, one must understand the core value of tea: that the brewed leaf itself is the only healthful component. Everything else is decadence.

With that in mind, the reality is that the coffee bean itself contains a number of benefits to health. With both drinks, the health benefits surround the preparation.. Along with cream and flavors, sugar waters down the benefits of coffee, where it turns the brew into drinkable candy. But the same is true for tea. The bean and leaf are the important parts.

Of concern to many is caffeine. Caffeine can wreak havoc on the nervous system, but that does not make it synonymous with coffee. Different kinds of coffee (all prepared differently) have varied levels of caffeine content. Serving size also comes into play. To those sensitive to caffeine, an alternative can be found in decaffeinated coffee or in a drink that is half decaf.

 

Coffee, like tea, has been known to be rich in some vitamins and antioxidants. Consult your doctor for any concerns you may have regarding health and how you can best enjoy coffee and tea.

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