Who is healthier, tea or coffee?

The history of tea can be traced back to the Shennong period in the early stage. There are articles about tea in the Qin and Han dynasties of China. Tea was gradually widely used in the Tang Dynasty, when it was called “national drink”. In other words, the tea ceremony culture has developed for thousands of years in China.

It is said that the origin of coffee was found by a shepherd in Ethiopia, Africa, more than 1000 years ago. In the 15th century, coffee was used as a religious ritual in Yemen. In the 16th century, coffee spread to the Ottoman Empire and rose on a large scale. Later, it continued to spread to Europe.

Who is healthier, tea or coffee?

Drinking tea may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and death

Drinking tea more than three times a week can reduce the prevalence of arteriosclerosis cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality. In addition, researchers also found that the health benefits of drinking tea regularly were more obvious among male friends. This may be because in this study, 50% of male friends often drink tea, while only 18% of female friends often drink tea, and the prevalence and mortality of cardiovascular disease in female friends are lower than that of male friends.

Drinking 3-5 cups of coffee a day may reduce the risk of chronic diseases

Caffeine contained in coffee can relieve fatigue, improve people’s sensitivity and relieve pain. However, excessive caffeine intake can also lead to certain negative effects, mainly including insomnia, nervousness and anxiety, emotional excitement, etc. In addition, the interaction between caffeine and drugs must be considered in the case of oral drugs. The study found that drinking coffee does not increase the risk of hypertension, and regulating the drinking of unfiltered coffee and moderate drinking of espresso may be beneficial to regulating the overall level of triglycerides. Drinking coffee can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. When drinking 3-5 cups of coffee every day, the risk of cardiovascular disease is lower. In terms of basic metabolism, caffeine can reduce appetite, improve metabolic rate, and improve energy balance. Proper intake of caffeine can help reduce body weight and body fat rate, but if you drink high-calorie caffeine-containing drinks (such as sugared coffee), it may cause weight gain.

Coffee+tea – both have the effect of reducing the hidden dangers of stroke and dementia

Drinking coffee alone or drinking coffee and tea together can reduce the risk of stroke and dementia. Compared with drinking tea or coffee alone, coffee and tea can better reduce the risk of disease. 2-3 cups of coffee and 2-3 cups of tea per day can reduce the risk of stroke by 31% and the risk of dementia by 29%. Drinking coffee and tea together can also reduce the risk of dementia after stroke.

The different antioxidants and other biological components in these two drinks may have synergistic protective effects.

In addition, coffee and tea have special polyphenol components, coffee has hydroxycinnamic acid, and tea contains catechin, which has hidden advantages of improving endothelial cell function, insulin resistance and anti-inflammatory, and has different target molecular structures. Such special polyphenol components will jointly reduce the risk of stroke and dementia. In general, tea and coffee seem to have different advantages. It is difficult to distinguish the good from the bad at once. The combination of tea and coffee can play more than twice the role.

It is not difficult to see that whether it is the coffee that foreigners prefer or the tea that we Chinese prefer, just drinking it properly is beneficial to health and longevity.

Pay attention to health risks. Different groups have different choices

Both tea and coffee are rich in caffeine, which can easily lead to health risks. The study found that a large amount of caffeine intake will lead to negative effects such as tension, anxiety, excitement, insomnia, upset, thinking mode and language expression disorder. Therefore, drinking tea or coffee should be appropriate.

When drinking tea, it is recommended to drink 1-2 times a day. The amount of tea to be boiled each time should be adjusted to about 2-3 grams. It is better not to drink strong tea because drinking strong tea water for a long time can lead to “tea type fluorosis”. In addition, tea drinking is not recommended during pregnancy, physiological period, drunkenness, fasting and meal. If you really want to drink tea, it is recommended to drink a little green tea one hour after the meal. Don’t drink tea more than 8 o’clock at night, otherwise it may disturb sleep.

When drinking coffee, it is recommended to drink 3-5 cups of coffee (80-100 ml) a day, which is the most beneficial to health and can reduce the risk of various chronic diseases. However, because excessive intake of caffeine will cause various adverse effects, it is recommended that the daily intake of caffeine for adults should not exceed 400 mg (about 250 ml of coffee), and that for pregnant and postpartum mothers should not exceed 200 mg (about 120 ml of coffee). It must be noted that although tea and coffee have their own health advantages, they are only an auxiliary function and cannot replace drugs to treat diseases. And whether it is tea or coffee, drinking too much can lead to excessive caffeine intake,

It may cause side effects such as tension, anxiety, emotional excitement and upset, which may lead to death risk. Therefore, coffee and tea should be properly drunk to give full play to their health advantages.

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