COFFEE V TEA – WHICH IS THE BEST FOR YOUR HEALTH…

With so much being written about how tea is good for so many things, now they are saying that coffee also is good for you.

They say that, according to a Greek study, one cup of coffee a day could reduce your blood pressure. Researchers actually found that those who drank between one and two cups of coffee daily had the healthiest arteries.

Two cups a day (no more than two cups if you are pregnant) could keep Alzheimer’s at bay.

After studying more than 122,000 women, researchers found that three cups a day can reduce the risk of developing ovarian cancer. However, according to a US study in 2006, coffee drinkers who have more than three cups a day may increase their risk of a heart attack.

Coffee, like tea is packed with antioxidants which can potentially cut the risk of cancer however more than three cups a day could mean that you are twice as likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis.

Personally, I think I will stick to my occasional coffee and around 6 – 8 cups of tea a day.

More on coffee and your health is available from http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/coffee-new-health-food

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8 thoughts on “COFFEE V TEA – WHICH IS THE BEST FOR YOUR HEALTH…

  1. I wonder if the Greek study was based on Greek coffee? They make a very strong coffee by boiling up coffee in a little saucepan and then drinking it in a tiny cup – a bit like espresso – but not really.

    Coffee is also a strong oestrogenic substance. So for someone like me it is a huge no-no, except for when I cave-in to temptation once in a while. I stick to herbal teas and hot water with lemon juice most of the time.

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    1. Oh and a funny thing I heard on the radio the other day regarding statistics not always being quite as clear cut as they may seem:

      Studies have shown that people have far less accidents when they are asleep. Sleeping people are the safest. So next time you are driving take a nap – statistics prove you will be safer than when you are awake! :))

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