We’ve talked about coffee versus tea before, but it’s always a good idea to revisit the discussion. There’s no doubt that there are two types of people in this world: the coffee drinkers and the tea consumers. Not often do they get along and no one can agree on which is better.
We’re not saying we’ve got the answer, but ShaRhanda Bynum reached out to us with her 10 Fascinating Health Facts about Coffee VS Tea and we felt that we had to share. We’ve shared her infographic below, or you can find the original at the link above.
We’ve compiled the information below:
- Coffee has been shown to help protect against various cancers. It helps fight skin cancer by promoting cell repair, and endometrial cancer by lowering insulin and estrogen levels. Learn more.
- Drinking coffee can also help to reduce your risk of Type 2 Diabetes. However, people who already have diabetes should be careful with their consumption of coffee.
- If you deal with migraines, coffee has been shown to constrict the blood vessels in the brain helping to ease your pain.
- Also interesting, for older adults, coffee has been shown to lessen the likelihood of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
- Dealing with depression? Drinking three cups of coffee a day can lower your risk of depression.
- If you’re ready to lose weight, green tea is your drink. The antioxidants in green tea shrink fat cells. They also help to lower cholesterol and prevent blocked arteries.
- Coffee helps you work out longer and harder by energizing your muscle activity, as well as boosting your heart rate and blood pressure.
- Tea strengthens weak immune systems. It also protects against skin damage, neutralize cancer-causing free radicals, and even repairs liver damage.
- Green tea is rich with the antioxidant EGCG. EGCG recharges your white blood cells, preventing viruses from reactivating.
- Jasmine and lavender tea drinkers can experience a decreased heart rate from simply smelling their favorite tea.