Coffee and tea? Good or bad?

Coffee:café: and tea:tetera: are the two most common drinks in the world. Both contain caffeine, antioxidants, and can help you feel energised and even sometimes making it difficult to decide between the two. However, these two drinks have differences that affect us in different ways. :cara_pensativa:

Let’s take a look at these differences! :cara_de_nerd:

Coffee can ward off diseases!

According to a study that was done in 2015, people who consume a moderate amount of caffeine have a lower risk for type 2 diabetes than people who do not consume any. They were also less likely to develop certain cardiovascular diseases, neurodegenerative diseases — including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s — and cancers like colon cancer, uterine cancer, and liver cancer. :boca_abierta:

But it’s important not to consume excessive amounts of caffeine, which the FDA defines as more than four to five cups of coffee a day. :cabeza_explotando:

That’s because excessive amounts of caffeine can cause:

-Elevated heart rate

Tea provides more sustained energy and attention

Since coffee contains more caffeine than tea, it will give you a bigger buzz.:cara_de_grogui: Tea, however, appears to provide a more sustained boost in energy than coffee. :hojas:

That’s because tea, unlike coffee, contains L-theanine, a chemical that metabolizes caffeine over a longer period of time. In fact, a study that was done in 2008 demonstrated that the participants who consumed a combination of L-theanine and caffeine did better on an attention test than those who consumed caffeine alone. The study concluded that a combination of the two improved both cognitive performance and attention. :+1::tono-de-piel-2::cerebro:

Coffee contains more antioxidants

Both coffee and tea contain antioxidants — chemical compounds that may reduce your risk of certain conditions like cancer or diabetes.

Consuming antioxidants in the form of coffee or tea could “potentially prevent oxidative degradation” a chemical reaction that can cause cellular damage, says Gardner. “If you do that, potentially you could prevent or treat chronic degenerative diseases, such as stroke, cancer, diabetes, and heart disease”, he says.

Just remember to drink coffee and tea in moderation for antioxidant benefits, but keep in mind that having more than four or five cups per day can provide health risks from the amount of caffeine. :aliviado:

But excessive amount of anything is harmful for the body, even the water. :ojos::gota:

So who is up for a coffee or a tea now? :lengua_fuera_con_guiño_de_ojos: