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Benefits of Green Tea vs. Coffee

Does it really has to be an either or decision? In this article we took a closer look at the benefits of green tea and the benefits of coffee.

Benefits of Coffee

Coffee has been around for a very long time. It is known that coffee was first cultivated and traded in the fifteenth century by the Arabs, and by the seventeenth century coffee had made its way to Europe. While coffee had been introduced in the America during the seventeenth century, it wasn’t until the end of the eighteenth century, during the Boston Tea Party, that coffee gained its popularity and became the drinking preference of the New World.

One of the best things about coffee is its ability to keep you feeling alert by improving your energy levels - which is why many people prefer to have a cup first thing in the morning. It does this through the help of caffeine, which is absorbed into your bloodstream where it makes its way to your brain and causes an enhanced firing of neurons. This in turn is what makes you feel as if you have more energy, extra vigilance, improved physical performance and even better memory retention than when you don’t drink coffee..

Another great health benefit of coffee? Unless you put sugar or milk in yours, coffee is actually not high in calories. A standard cup of black coffee only contains around two calories and studies show that caffeine can boost your metabolic rate.

Benefits of coffee vs. green tea Coffee is just as healthy as green tea. Photo by Pete

Benefits of Green Tea

The earliest references to green tea show up in China starting in the year 2737 BC, though due to it being so expensive it was primarily a drink reserved for the wealthy. However, in the fourteenth century the price for green tea dropped dramatically which made it accessible to people from all over the continent.

Green tea has many medicinal properties, and in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine green tea was actually used for things such as regulating body temperature, healing wounds and improving mental health. The relaxing properties of green tea make it an excellent drink to have in the evening while you unwind from the day.

A cup of unsweetened green tea contains absolutely no calories, protein, or fat, it contains many vitamins and has (the highest levels of antioxidants of any tea there is. This is why green tea is hailed as one of the healthiest drinks in the entire world.

Green tea has been shown to improve blood flow and lower cholesterol, and helps prevent a range of heart-related issues from high blood pressure to congestive heart failure. This means it helps prevent strokes too!

Benefits of green tea vs. coffee Green tea is just as healthy as coffee. Photo by Jess

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Benefits of Green Tea vs. Coffee - Summary

When you compare the different benefits of green tea with the benefits of coffee, you find that they are practically the same. They are both rich in antioxidants, help prevent certain diseases and cancers, are good for your heart and in their purest forms have little to no caloric value.

The biggest difference between the two? What time you drink them, of course. A nice steaming cup of coffee is a better way to start the day than to end one, since you’re probably looking for that pick-me-up in the morning. Green tea, on the other hand, is best consumed in the evening when you have time to unwind and relax.

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