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Is Coffee or Tea the Healthier Choice?

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I enjoy green, red and white teas.  Most people I know love coffee.  The world drinks over 400 billion cups of coffee a year. After water, tea is the most consumed beverage in the world.

According to Wikipedia, “in the United States and Canada, 80% of tea is consumed cold, as iced tea.  Sweet tea is a cultural symbol of the southern United States.”

Many coffee drinkers enjoy the taste.  For others, they mask the taste with sweeteners and milk.  Some teas actually have more caffeine than coffee.  So which beverage is better for your health?

While Coffee can decrease your risk of developing certain cancers and diabetes, it can raise your cholesterol, raise your insulin level and increase your risk of heart disease, arthritis and even stroke.  Some of this may be due to the pesticides used on the coffee beans.

Tea has many more health benefits, although black tea is naturally high in fluoride, which some say is more toxic than lead.  My research shows that green tea can enhance the function of your brain, improves digestion, lowers your cholesterol, triglyceride levels, blood pressure and arthritis.

Both beverages can be healthy but is you are comparing the two, tea is the healthy clear choice.

 

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