Coffee or tea? Weighing in on the health benefits
Time to get your morning going with a fresh pot of coffee or a steaming cup of tea?
It's not a tough choice for some people and each one has their own health benefits.
When it comes to caffeine coffee has twice as much as tea -- 40 milligrams for a standard cup of coffee versus 20 mg in a cup of tea.
Here's how they stack up when it comes to your health:
Tea lowers your risk of depression by 37-percent, fights inflammation, lowers risk of stroke and heart disease and lowers risk memory problems
Tea has also been attributed to making you look younger. It protects against cell damage making your cells biologically younger.
But coffee has some great benefits too. Coffee-drinkers are less likely to die prematurely from diseases -- coffee protects against Type 2 Diabetes, Parkinson's Disease and several cancers including colon cancer.
When pitted against each other, coffee wins the popularity contest. According to market research by Euromonitor coffee is the most popular in the world -- 79-percent of countries prefer coffee over tea.
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