Coffee or Tea?

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by Annabeth Grey, Dec 30, 2015.

  1. ewapc101

    ewapc101 Active Member

    I have always loved the taste of coffee – it was never something I had to acquire the taste for or get used to. I appreciate the taste of coffee without any creamers or sugar. I can’t tell you how excited I was when I began to be able to taste the difference between the different roasts and brands. When you appreciate coffee for more than the caffeine it provides, that’s when you truly begin to love coffee.
     
  2. ewapc101

    ewapc101 Active Member

    When I first started to love coffee, I was just using a drip coffee maker and had no idea about the wonderful world of brewing coffee. There are tons of different ways to make coffee – from french press to pour over. It’s a goal of mine to collect every coffee instrument I need in order to be able to brew my coffee any way I like. My favorite way to make my coffee by far is with my Chemex pour over. You just can’t go wrong with investing in a Chemex.
     
  3. ewapc101

    ewapc101 Active Member

    We knew why do people drink coffee for at least two reasons, to relax and to wake up in the morning easier. But now we all know some of the much better benefits our favorite drink has to offer. If you already are a coffee drinker, you just got a whole lot of reasons to keep the coffee your number one choice for a beverage.
     
  4. ewapc101

    ewapc101 Active Member

    Java, joe, bean juice, brew. Coffee has a lot of names. But you rarely hear it called a tool. Something that actually helps you get your job done. Yet, when consumed in moderation, coffee can be a helpful tool for any organization. Despite multiple contrasting reports and opinions, coffee offers any company a handful of advantages.
     
  5. prexv

    prexv Member

    Both coffee and tea has its own benefits for our body. I personally don't drink tea, and I only get to drink coffee whenever my sister goes to a coffee shop or café then asks me what I want. But if I'm going to choose which is more beneficial, I'd go for tea. Even both has antioxidants, tea does not have higher caffeine content which you can avoid from having addiction towards it. Additionally, coffee is more acidic which can irritate your stomach and you may experience digestive issues from too much consumption.
     
  6. janden02

    janden02 New Member

    I loved both, coffee because of its high contents of anti oxidants and tea especially milk tea. But consuming large amount of coffee cause you headache, anxiety agitation and irregular heart beat. Its always good to drink a cup of tea in the morning, However tea has the potential some unpleasant side effect. just drinks two cups.:)
     
  7. nickdel

    nickdel New Member

    Tea is not accidentally the most popular beverage worldwide after water. Seven reasons make it superior to coffee:
    1. Tea contains less caffeine than coffee, so it is less likely to cause tachycardia, nervousness, increased heart rate, or to keep you sleepless all night long.

    2. It has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action. Indeed, valuable tea polyphenols, catechins found in green tea make it more of a medicine than a beverage, stimulating the immune system and shielding it from a disease.

    3. Tea and especially green tea boosts metabolism and helps you lose weight.

    4. It has antiseptic properties. Imagine living in Europe in the 17th century.

    5. It is a relief from the side effects of asthma, bronchitis, and stomachache. Also, traditional Chinese medicine still recommends it today against headaches, dyspepsia and as an antidepressant and anti-aging.

    6. Its daily consumption shields the heart and protects against certain types of cancer, it reduces bad cholesterol (LDL), it promotes bone density by helping prevent osteoporosis and gives a glowing smile as it is high in fluoride.

    7. Besides the flavonoid antioxidants it contains, it is also rich in vitamin C, vitamins P, E and B, carotenoids, tocopherols and minerals such as chromium, manganese, selenium, and zinc.
     
  8. Zelg

    Zelg New Member

    You can drinked coffee sometimes only coz theres a cause of coffee if you drinked it daily or moderately.
    You can drinked tea 2hrs after meal you can do it daily.
     
  9. JesNoi14

    JesNoi14 New Member

    Coffee or tea? I prefer tea, though these two has caffeine content. Tea is good for those who are always experiencing of bloated as it helps for digestion. Tea is good for the skin as well as it has very high antioxidants. Way back when I was working I used to dring a lot of coffee which resulted of me experienced almost a heart attact for too much palpitation. I use tea for an an alternative as I always want to drink hot beverage in the morning as it keeps me energize without having a breakfast.
     
  10. dreamer12

    dreamer12 New Member

    For me is coffee. A cup of coffee in the morning may provide more than just an energy boost. Some researchers say that coffee may range from helping prevent diabetes to lowering the risk of liver disease because it is high in antioxidants. Coffee also appears to improve cognitive function and decreases the risk of deppression.
     
  11. bellacolson

    bellacolson New Member

    I definitely prefer coffee. It feels like my day isn't complete unless I've had at least one cup. Sometimes I'll drink it black, and sometimes I'll add some vanilla creamer. When I go to a coffee shop I like to get an almond milk latte. I often will drink it iced, too.
     
  12. Marcosdc

    Marcosdc Member

    Its tea for me because my stomach is aching whenever I drink coffee.
     
  13. Etaypink1

    Etaypink1 Active Member

    tea
     
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  14. michpiong

    michpiong Member

    Both of these drinks have good benefits in our body. Drinking coffee will lowered the risk of Alzheimer's disease, can improve your energy and makes you think smarter, helps you to reduce fats, can protect your liver and many more. While drinking tea have also good benefits on our body for it is a good source of anti-oxidants, will also help you to lose weight and can boost your immune system. You can drink coffee in the morning and tea at night.
     
  15. Bcaluag

    Bcaluag Member

    i drink both because i think they have different benefits to our health, i drink coffee from breakfast because i think it has fiber it help me to go the bathroom since sometimes i feel constipated and also it keeps my brain awak, then i drink green tea before going to bed to help me burn all the food i take for the whole day and also its makes my body and brain calm and help me to fall asleep easily.
     
  16. Ethelmm

    Ethelmm New Member

    I love tea. Tea is an anytime drink as opposed to coffee. Quite trending, coffee is a social evening drink in most cities in the world. I would definitely go for tea. Why? I can drink tea throughout the day and most probably at night.
     
  17. snesz08

    snesz08 Member

    I can't say no to tea or coffee because for me it has good and bad effect to our health. But I prefer Tea, because it can boost my immune system, helps relieve stress, lowers the risk of heart disease and many more. It's good to drink coffee but in moderate way, it contains caffeine that has good effect and gives us energy and elevates mood, but remember, too much caffeine can lead to harmful effect in our body. That's why drink moderately.
     
  18. knleeeeee

    knleeeeee Member

    When it comes to caffeine, tea is much less aggressive than coffee but they have the same effects. The only difference is that coffee gives you caffeine crash while tea doesn't.
     
  19. caitlinhayward

    caitlinhayward New Member

    I am a fan of both, however I am more of a coffee drinker purely for taste and tradition.

    I am a french press user as I find it creates the most bold and balanced coffee. The preparation is simple and it preserves much of the natural oils leaving you with a "full bodied" cup. I tend to drink dark roasts. With tea, I can enjoy almost all. Earl Grey is very nice in the morning as the bergamot has a citrus scent which wakes you up. I also like a nice cup of chamomile at night to relax. I don't sweeten either drink.
     
  20. yoshibear

    yoshibear Member

    coffee.. I drink because it keeps my brain working. I don't know why, but I feel unproductive without my coffee.
     
  21. Brentnacionales

    Brentnacionales New Member

    I just had a cup of both Coffee and Tea today. I can say that I am more of a Coffee drinker than a Tea since coffee is much more affordable than Tea. I drink Coffee purely - meaning, no creamer and a pinch of sugar to savor it more. Tea drinking is best in the morning - because that is what I do an hour after breakfast. Native coffee are the best and mint tea are terrific. :)
     
  22. lrbsantos

    lrbsantos New Member

    It is a basic question for me. My choice would definitely be tea because I’m an individual who has no love for coffee. Coffee is just not my taste and I hate what it does to my breath after some time of drinking coffee. Tea, on the other hand, I believe, makes a healthier choice and I love the calming effect it brings when I consume it before my bedtime. After all, we have to take the right amount of everything because excess of everything is bad and can be potentially harm our body.
     
  23. assisidiane

    assisidiane New Member

    I definitely prefer coffee. I know tea is healthier than coffee but I feel more comfortable drinking coffee - not black though. I want it to be creamy like creamy latte. I was never a coffee drinker before but my older brother helped me choose my own favorite so we decided to buy every coffee in the supermarket and tried everything. I usually drink it once every other day or when my taste buds crave coffee and I know drinking coffee too often would be dangerous to your health so I refrain from drinking it twice or thrice a day.
     
  24. Megroxy

    Megroxy Member

    Definitely a good cup of tea. Green tea originates from China, where the leaves are processed with heat using a pan-firing or roasting method and Japan, where the leaves are more commonly steamed.
    Green tea is exceptionally high in flavonoids that can help boost your heart health by lowering bad cholesterol and reducing blood clotting.
     
  25. WegoyVid29

    WegoyVid29 New Member

    I prefer coffee. Just a smell of the aroma of coffee already boost your body. How much more if you drink coffee specially an espresso based coffee. I work 8 hours a day and 5 days a week. Drinking coffee in the office is part of my routine. Without coffee, I'm useless officemate.
     
  26. paulpaul25

    paulpaul25 New Member

    I love the smell of coffee but I prefer tea. I drink them both regularly but I love the wide variety of tea, I love trying new flavors and I can't really identify too many flavors into coffee.
     
  27. gilamdanyi

    gilamdanyi New Member

    I prefer to look at this argument from the point of modern science and the amount of natural antioxidants and chemical compounds in each of them. In that case, Black Tea is bad, Coffee is bad(in whatever form!) but Green Tea is good for your health.
     
  28. Tempt

    Tempt New Member

    It is such a difficult choice to make since I like both, but if I have to choose one that would be coffee. My favorite is double shot latte. I love the caffeine kick, especially in the morning when I really need to start off my day
     
  29. meerkee

    meerkee New Member

    No doubt about it, coffee all the way. Nothing beats the feeling when that caffeine kicks as soon as you start drinking.
     
  30. kamkam

    kamkam New Member

    If you are looking for a drug that will lower your risk of developing diabetes, Parkinson's disease and colon cancer, than continue reading this article. If you are looking for a drug that could lift your mood and help headaches, keep reading this article. If you are looking for a drug that could protect against cavities, keep on reading.

    The good news is, this drug is easily accessible and is legal! It is coffee! Yes coffee, the much maligned and beloved beverage. Coffee recently made headlines across North America for possibly cutting the risk of the latest disease epidemic, type 2 diabetes. The real news seems to be that the more you drink, the better it is for you!

    Reduces Disease Risk Harvard researchers studied 126,000 people for as long as 18 years. The researchers calculate that compared to not drinking coffee, downing one to three cups of caffeinated coffee daily can reduce diabetes risk by single digits. But if you drink six cups or more each day, the risk for men is slashed by 54% and for women it is cut by 30% over java avoiders.

    Although scientists advise that "more research is needed" before they can recommend you do overtime at Starbucks to avoid developing diabetes, the finding are very similar to those in a less- publicized study by Dutch scientists And perhaps more importantly it's the latest of hundreds of studies suggesting that coffee may be something of a health food- especially in high amounts.

    There have been some 19.000 studies in recent decades examining coffee's impact on heath.

    Thomas DePaulis, PHD, a research scientist at Vanderbilt University's Institute for Coffee Studies says, "Overall, the research shows that coffee is far more healthful than it is harmful." The institute conducts its own research and tracks coffee studies from around the world. "For most people, very little bad comes from drinking it, but a lot of good."

    Consider this: At least six studies indicate that people who drink coffee on a regular basis are up to 80% less likely to develop Parkinson's, with three showing the more they drink, the lower the risk. Other research shows that compared to not drinking coffee, at least two cups daily can translate to a 25% reduced risk of colon cancer, an 80% drop in liver cirrhosis risk, and nearly half the risk of gallstones.

    Drinking coffee regularly even offsets some of the damage causes by other vices, some research indicates. "People who smoke and are heavy drinkers have less heart disease and liver damage when they regularly consume large amounts of coffee compared to those who don't," says DePaulis.

    Some evidence also suggests that coffee may help manage asthma and even control attacks when medication if unavailable, stop a headache, boost mood and even help prevent cavities.

    What causes the coffee to benefit your health? Is it the caffeine in the coffee? The oodles of antioxidants in coffee beans, some of which become especially potent during the roasting process? Even the mysterious properties that warrant this intensive study?

    The answer is yes to all of these.

    Some of the health benefits of coffee are a direct result of its higher caffeine content: An eight ounce cup of drip brewed coffee contains about 85 mg--about three and half times more than the same serving of tea or cola or one ounce of chocolate.

    DePaulis recently said that the evidence is very strong that regular coffee consumption reduces risk of Parkinson's disease and for that; it's directly related to the caffeine in coffee. In fact, Parkinson's drugs that are now being developed contain a derivative of caffeine based on this evidence.

    Coffee is a Performance Enhancer It's also caffeine--and not coffee, per se--that makes java a powerful aid in enhancing athletic endurance and performance, says physiologist and longtime coffee researcher Terry Graham, PhD, of the University of Guelph in Canada. So powerful, that until recently, caffeine in coffee or other forms was deemed a "controlled" substance by the Olympic Games Committee, meaning that I could only in small, designated amounts by competing athletes.

    "What caffeine likely does is stimulate the brain and nervous system to do things differently," he says. "That may include signaling you to ignore fatigue or recruit extra units of muscle themselves, causing them to produce a stronger contraction. But what's amazing about it is that unlike some performance enhancing manipulation some athletes do that are specific for strength or sprinting or endurance, studies show that caffeine positively enhances all of these things."

    Simply put, if you consume enough caffeine- whether from coffee or another source- and you will likely run faster, last longer and be stronger. What is enough? As little as one cup can offer some benefit, but the real impact comes from at lease two mugs, says Graham. By comparison, it would take at least eight glasses of cola to get the same effect, which would not be good if running say a marathon.

    The harder you work the more benefit you would receive from the caffeine. "Unfortunately, where you see the enhancing effects from caffeine is in hard-working athletes, who are able to work longer and somewhat harder," says Graham, who has studied the effects of caffeine and coffee for nearly two decades. "I you are a recreational athlete who is working out to reduce weight or just feel better, you are not pushing yourself hard enough to get an athletic benefit from coffee or other caffeinated products.

    That may explain why in that new study at Harvard, those drinking decaf coffee but not tea beverages also showed a reduced diabetes risk, though it was half as much as those drinking coffee.
     

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