Nutritional Analysis: Coffee vs. Tea

August 6, 2015

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Coffee vs. Tea
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Which is Better For You, Coffee or Tea?

Many people reach for a caffeinate beverage these days to keep them going during their busy schedules. When it comes to getting a little boost of energy, is it healthier to reach for coffee or tea? I found a nutritional breakdown written by Prevention which looks at the nutritional benefits of both coffee and tea.

This article compares nutrients including potassium, calcium, folate, protein, and caffeine, some of which you may have never known were in your hot beverages. It is important to note that the coffee and tea analyzed doesn’t have added creamers or sugars. So when you go to spruce up your drink with additives, aim for natural sugars like honey or agave and skim milk. This will limit sugars, fats, and added calories which would make these beverages not so good for you. In moderation, these beverages can be healthy choice and give you a good energy boost. Prevention suggests to readers that choosing organic coffees and teas is even better, which will avoid indirect pesticide ingestion. Nutrients that improve bone health, blood health, and cell membranes can be found in both beverages, and they are both high in antioxidants which help your body maintain healthy cells.

So ultimately, which one is better for you? It’s coffee! Find how why and look at the complete breakdown between the two.

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