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Are Tea And Coffee Your Friends or Foes

Are Tea And Coffee Your Friends or Foes

All those who love their caffeine are often gripped by guilt when it comes to their cup of indulgence. While views exist towards tea and coffee being both good and bad for health, lets assess how correct are these discussions:

Tea

Talking about benefits of drinking tea, researchers have found several health benefits that can be directly attributed to tea consumption.

Pros:

  1. One of the biggest benefits of tea consumption includes its properties as stress buster. Researchers found far lesser anxiety in test group of tea consumers as opposed to those who don’t consume tea.
  2. It is known to cut chances of diabetes type 2 by 25% when had four cups daily
  3. Tea is also rich in antioxidants (especially variants such as green and herbal teas) along with other minerals such as magnesium which help in weight loss and increasing body’s immunity.
  4. Tea is also rich in catechin, which can reduce symptoms of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s patients.

Cons:

While tea has a lot of benefits, caffeine can also lead to stiffening of arteries. Breastfeeding and pregnant women should avoid too much tea as it can affect estrogen content and in large quantities can even promote cancer.

Coffee

Another rich source of caffeine, coffee also has several health benefits.

Pros:

  1. Like tea, it is also a natural stress buster.
  2. Coffee is known to reduce chances of type 2 diabetes by regulating blood sugar level.
  3. Coffee can also help control symptoms in patients forParkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
  4. Coffee can be exceptionally good for kidney reducing chances of occurrence of stones.
  5. Coffee also reduces risk of liver cirrhosis

Cons:

However, coffee consumption can cause heart arrhythmia when consumed in too much quantity, increasing risk of heart attack. It is also known to promote arterial stiffness. Coffee also causes extra urinary excretion of calcium leading to osteoporosis especially in women

As such, it can be concluded that both tea and coffee can be good for health but only when consumed in moderation.