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Why Coffee & Tea are Amazing For You

Greatst Coffee & Tea Are fAmazing for You There's nothing like a HOT CUP OF COFFEE OR TEA to start the day. Some may go as far as to say they CAN'T FUNCTION without their daily dose of caffeine! While some studies celebrate these beverages, others claim they're bad for us. So ould you toss your favorite drink or ignore the naysayers? • LET'S FIND OUT. • Coffee uS Tea 80-185 MG caffeine per cup 15-70 MG caffeine per cup From the BERRIES of an From a variety of PLANT LEAVES evergreen plant How much Do We Drink? O Coffee Tea 274 POUNDS MILLION 52% OR 10O MILLION American adults drink coffee daily. were imported in 2010. That's the same as a large cruise ship! .... The average coffee drinker has 3.1 cups per day, or The average American drinks 155 cups of tea annually. That's GALLONS 70A YEAR- enough to fill a bathtub. 10 GALLONS A YEAR. of coffee drinkers enjoy specialty drínks 78% of tea consumed globally is BLACK, which is preferred by North Americans; 20% IS GREEN, and 2% IS OOLONG, 30%, ike lattes and cappuccinos. Health Benefits of Tea There are so many different TYPES OF TEA that you've probably heard some are good for you and some aren't. Studies on rat fat cells show that brewed tea of any kind INCREASES INSULIN ACTIVITY by 15X O Green Tea THIS TEA IS FULL OF ANTIOXIDANTS THAT MAY: • Helps prevent many types of cancer, including BREAST O LUNG, 6 STOMACH. Prevent ARTERIAL Reduce the CLOGGING and help ward off heart disease. CHANCES OF A STROKE. REDUCE NEUROLOGICAL Improve cholesterol Burn DAMAGE due to oxidation, which in turn prevents Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. fat. levels. 90%O Black Tea of tea consumed in the U.S. is black. It is made from fermented leaves and is the highest in caffeine. Due to the fermentation process, black tea is LOWEST IN MONOMERIC CATECHINS, which have been linked to CANCER PREVENTION. This tea may protect you from having a stroke or developing heart disease by HELPING BLOOD VESSELS DILATE correctly. It has also been linked to PREVENTING LUNG DAMAGE from smoking. White Tea This tea is unfermented. L•It is made from young buds and leaves. It offers the MOST POWERFUL antioxidants of all the teas. Oolong Tea There are many different kinds of oolong tea, which is fermented and may: Prevent weight gain and PROMOTE WEIGHT LOSS. Help to prevent TOOTH DECAY. Health Benefits of Coffee Chances are, you've heard ideas like coffee will stunt your growth or give you heart disease or stomach cancer, but fortunately, NONE OF THESE ARE TRUE. In fact, it can actually BE GOOD FOR YOU. Coffee has been linked to improved memory recall. It may also help prevent: O ALZHEIMER'S ΤΥΡE 2 PARKINSON'S O HEART DISEASE (in men only) DIABETES O GOUT The caffeine in coffee can help ease asthma attacks. Coffee drinkers are 50% less likely to get liver cancer than those who avoid the beverage, though the exact reason has not been pinpointed. It may also lower the risk of breast, rectal, and colon cancers. Caffeine can increase energy expenditure (calorie burning). One study showed that those drinking caffeinated liquids BURNED 67 CALORIES MORE than those who drank water, THE EQUIVALENT OF A MEDIUM-SIZED APPLE. Too Much Caffeine ? While a little caffeine can be good for you and help keep you awake, • TOO MUCH ISN'T A GOOD IDEA. • It may cause: RESTLESSNESS INSOMNIA ANXIETY Experts recommend limiting your daily caffeine intake to 400 MG & 300 MG for men for women Roughly Roughly CUPS OF COFFEE > CUPS OF 5 COFFEE or or CUPS OF TEA CUPS OF e TEA Caffeine provides many HEALTH BENEFITS, too. It helps increase endurance during workouts. It may enhance MUSCULAR May blunt pain and tiredness, letting you work out longer. CONTRACTIONS during exercise. As with any health advice, people should drink coffee and tea IN MODERATION, as too much of a good thing can be ... well, dangerous. While researchers have dispelled many common myths surrounding these beverages, IT'S STILL A GOOD IDEA to drink tea and coffee in small doses. VOLTIER DIGITAL Sources INFOGRAPHIC DESIGN BY: nfographic.jpg how-many-cups-day/#.tto1snukj8e

Why Coffee & Tea are Amazing For You

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Coffee and tea are some of the most popular beverages around the world, but why do we love them so much and are they good for us? This infographic provides statistical data for how much tea and coffee...



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