Tea vs. Coffee

Earlier on my Instagram account, I asked everyone whether or not they were a tea or coffee kind of person. Surprisingly, the large majority of everyone said they were tea drinkers! I thought it would be more 50/50.. but that is still great! I wanted to help sort out the pros and cons of drinking tea and coffee. I also wrote out some tips on how to veganize your favorite morning tea/coffee beverages!

Tea

Pros:

  • Contains antioxidants
  • Hydrates your body
  • Reduces the development of certain kinds of cancer
  • Aids in weight loss
  • Reduces stress
  • Low in calories

Cons:

  • Many teas are full of chemicals and toxins
  • Too much can result in lack of sleep

Tips for drinking Tea:

  1. Always buy organic. (Even research and make sure the material used for the tea bag is organic!)
  2. Use a non-dairy milk, some stevia, and a little bit of cinnamon for a tea latte!
  3. Drinking tea on an empty stomach is great for cleansing your digestive system.
  4. Don’t drink green or black tea for up to 2-4 hours before bed.

Coffee

Pros:

  • Contains antioxidants
  • Helps lower risks of Diabetes
  • Improves energy levels
  • Aids in weight loss
  • May be good for your liver
  • Low in calories (when drank black)

Cons:

  • High levels of caffeine
  • Too much can result in lack of sleep
  • Your body can become dependent on it
  • Stains teeth
  • Dehydrates the body

Tips for drinking Coffee:

  1. Watch the amount of sugar and milk you put in your coffee. There could be unsuspected calories lurking in what you add!
  2. Always buy organic.
  3. Avoid using plastic cups; you don’t want chemicals leaching into your morning cup of joe!
  4. Limit your intake to 1-2 a day.
  5. Try to buy whole bean and grind it yourself. Pre-ground coffee can go rancid easily.
By | 2017-12-19T16:46:12+00:00 January 28th, 2014|Health & Lifestyle|0 Comments

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Kirstie
I’ve been living around the world for several years now. I’ve already experienced the oriental lifestyle of China, vibrant culture of Barcelona, shabby to chic of Paris, Confucian ways of the Korea peninsula (South, not North of course) and now the easy-going vibe of Los Angeles. I’m an advocate of the minimalist lifestyle because I love being able to pack up my things and go in a moment’s notice. I’ve found a great work, life, and spiritual balance that’s ideal for me.

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