Tea vs coffee – the health benefits of each

Hot drinks often taste better when brewed with softened water as they are scum free and smoother tasting. But, which one should you be adding to your softened water for optimum health?

Herbs in quality teas can carry many different plant antioxidants and nutrients that help benefit the overall health of the body.

Green tea has been found to be high in vitamin C, as well as having reasonable amounts of calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc. The presence of a group of powerful plant chemicals called polyphenols are ones to have the best benefit.

In green tea they interact with the human metabolism – helping keep the body healthy and reducing the thermogenesis, which is the heat that the metabolism creates when burning food.

Coffee also has its benefits – moderate coffee drinking may lower the risk of colon cancer, gallstones, cirrhosis of the liver and even Parkinson’s disease. Some studies suggest it has four times the amount of antioxidants as green tea, but it can also give the adrenal glands a kick which releases adrenaline – adding to stress on the body.

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