Which is your favourite depends purely on taste but how do the big two of hot drinks compare on health issues? Is it factually correct to assume that tea is healthier than coffee or that coffee can help prevent more diseases? Let’s take a look.
The level of caffeine in coffee is one reason way people tend to associate the drink with unhealthy factors. However, black tea contains over half of the amount of caffeine found in instant coffee and more than an espresso.
In fact instant coffee has less caffeine than brewed or filtered, another excuse to perhaps put the kettle on.
However, if tea is your favourite, drinking three or four cups a day can go a long way to reducing the risk of heart attacks. It can also help prevent the development of type 1 diabetes.
On the issue of diabetes, coffee is known to help reduce the risk of getting type 2 diabetes. It can also help protect the liver against cirrhosis and liver cancer.
So whether you decide to put the coffee maker on or the kettle, you shouldn’t necessarily choose one drink over the other on myths about healthiness – both have benefits and disadvantages, brilliant shown in this infographic.