(Closed) Tea vs. Coffee

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Is Tea or Coffee better for you?
    Tea : (59 votes)
    76 %
    Coffee : (9 votes)
    12 %
    Neither : (10 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I don’t think either is very good for you. Tea has less caffeine if you’re worried about that. 

    Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I think it depends on what types of benefits you’re looking for; there are a lot of naturally caffeine-free teas with great benefits depending on your symptoms (like herbal teas for nausea, sleeplessness, colds, etc…).  On the other hand, coffee has it’s own health benefits if you’re constipated or having an asthma attack.  πŸ™‚  I drink both, but I generally don’t have much of a reaction to caffeine anymore. 

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    @moderndaisy: I love, love tea. I drink white, green, and black all of the time. I learned over time that tea gave me less caffeine withdrawl headaches. It’s very good for you in general. I’ve noticed my health has improved greatly over the years that I’ve mainly become a tea drinker. Coffee is murder on my stomach, but tea isn’t. Tea all the way here.

    Post # 6
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I am obsessed with tea. I do drink coffee, one cup a day, and then drink hot tea and water the rest of the day. I mainly drink green tea and white tea as those are supposed to be the “best” for you. There are a lot of conflicting reports about supposed health benefits and such, but I drink it anyway because I like it! Trader Joe’s has good teas and so does Teavana. I drink a lot of loose tea, and they seem to be the best. 

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I voted coffee, which I prefer. But the poll had me saying different answers for each question, so it was a bit confusing. πŸ™‚

    I used to be a big black tea drinker until it started giving me horrible stomach aches. I hated coffee, but gradually (starting w/ coffee ice cream!) I grew to love it. Coffee doesn’t upset my stomach (weird, I know) like tea did, but I notice the caffeine a lot more, especially when I first made the switch.

    Both drinks have positives. Green tea, we’re all aware of the health benefits. Recent studies have shown that 1-2 cups (coffee cups-6 oz max) of coffee a day is beneficial, especially for women. Coffee has antioxidants.

    Post # 8
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I dont know for sure, but I think some teas can be the same caffeine-wise, so choose wisely! πŸ™‚ However, I think it is tea for the win if you choose one with little caffeine.

    I love them both and consume equal amounts of both!

    Post # 9
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I drink way more tea and I believe that tea is better for you. As long as you don’t add a lot of sugar or milk to it at least!

    ETA: Coffee upsets my stomach so much. So that’s probably part of the reason why I think tea is better for you! Also, tea doesn’t stain my teeth as much!

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    @PitBulLover: interesting, also, if I have an empty stomach, black teas make me feel really nauseous, wheras coffee does not. so in the morning before breakfast, I prefer coffee.

    from what I’ve read, according to studies and such, overall, tea is better for you. but I also believe the doctors who say coffee is not bad for you as long as you use it in moderation. 

    Post # 11
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    Honey bee

    Depends. In moderate quantities coffee does have benefits, but gallon for gallon, herbal green tea is better.

     

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I can drink coffee any time of day, but can only drink tea at night, it knocks me out πŸ™‚

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I prefer coffee, but tea is probably much better for you.

    Post # 14
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Both have health benefits; green tea more than coffee. I switch it up and drink both.

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I have a coffee addiction.  I think tea is better for you though.  I don’t know that tea is good for you.  It’s just the lesser of two evils.  

    Post # 16
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I used to drinks a lot of coffee, about 2 litres a day or more. I also added energy drinks and alcohol. I noticed I was getting jittery after I had my first cup of coffee in the morning, and hated it. Cut out the coffee completely, the energy drinks, the liquor.. even black tea. From one day to another. 

    Now I drink maybe 1 cup of green tea a day, and sometimes decaf coffee or hot chocolate. Most of the time I drink peppermint tea or fruit teas and lots of water. I feel much better πŸ™‚ 

    I think neither coffee nor tea is “bad”, it’s just how much you drink of it. I knew someone who got diarrhea after she had more than 1 cup of tea, but never had problems with coffee.. just listen to your body πŸ™‚

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