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Health Benefits: Tea Versus Coffee

  By Trina Remedios  posted Feb 11th 2014 at 7:00AM IN | Avg Rating
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Health Benefits of Coffee:

1) Boosts mental health
2) Fights cancer
3) Improves the symptoms of heart diseases
4) Improved performance during sexual intercourse
5) Black coffee induces weight loss

Daily intake of coffee:

It is recommended that one should consume three to four servings of coffee a day.

Negative side-effects of coffee:

1) Coffee on an empty stomach can cause indigestion, heartburn, acidity and ulcers.
2) If the coffee is not roasted properly it can induce cancer.
3) Excessive consumption of coffee leads to stress and increases blood pressure.

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Health Benefits of Tea:

Different teas have different health benefits, but these benefits tend to overlap. These are the general health benefits obtained from tea:

1) Tea is an antioxidant that works great for skincare and heart diseases.
2) Tea without sugar, cream or milk speeds up metabolism and induces weight loss.
3) Peppermint tea relaxes the gastrointestinal tissue.
4) Improves immunity and helps fight common cold.
5) Tea also helps fight cancerous cells.
6) Certain teas also reduce stress.

Daily intake of tea:

It is recommended to consume maximum five servings of tea a day.

Negative Side Effects of Tea:

1) Excess consumption of tea induces alzheimer’s disease and osteofluorosis.
2) Consuming large amounts of tea increases toxicity in the body.
3) Tea also induces insomnia and kidney stones.
4) Over consumption of tea also causes premenstrual syndrome and disturbs the urinary system.
5) Tea also disrupts the digestive system; it can cause constipation and diarrhoea.

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