Fast Five: Why Tea Is Always Better Than Coffee

by zliving

Are you a coffee lover? Lazy mornings or mid-afternoon blues, coffee is a great way to refresh yourself and get your energy levels up again. Both tea and coffee contain caffeine, but coffee is stronger and hence more preferred.

What if we told you that tea is the better option? Most of us can’t fathom giving up on our daily cup of Joe, but these pointers should help you make the right choice:

  1. Tea is nourishing. It increases your fluid intake and keeps your body hydrated. Coffee, on the other hand, dehydrates your body, which can lead to dizziness, a racing heart, and aging symptoms like wrinkles and dry skin.
  2. Tea keeps you pepped-up for a longer time. While both beverages contain caffeine, the effects of coffee wear off quickly. Tea keeps you going for a long time. This could be attributed to the combination of caffeine with other chemical compounds present in tea, which make it so energizing.
  3. Tea is loaded with antioxidants. These antioxidants are responsible for maintaining cellular health, and guarding the body against many diseases and conditions—cancer being the most prominent one.
  4. Tea is better for oral health. It doesn’t stain your teeth as much as coffee does. In fact tannins, chemical compounds found in tea may even prevent cavities by killing degenerative bacteria.
  5. Tea is better for weight management. It is relatively lower in calories than coffee and certain varieties like green tea actually promote weight-loss.

Switching to tea is so much better when you have these delicious, refreshing varieties to choose from: 

  • Mint Tea
  • Chai Tea Latte
  • Iced Ginger Tea
  • Calendula Tea
  • Peppermint-Licorice Tea
  • Spicy Tea
  • Peppermint, Fennel, And Lemon Balm Tea
  • Herbal Fruit Tea
  • Iced Green Tea With Mint And Honey
  • Yerba Mate Tea

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