Coffee vs. Tea: Which One Is Better for You?

Both coffee and tea are brimming with ingredients that are beneficial to the body in their own ways, but the dynamic interaction between them may be what’s of greatest benefit to you. So does one rank as more virtuous than the other? Read on to find out.

What’s good about coffee?

“Coffee has been linked to decreased risk of Parkinson’s disease and type 2 diabetes,” says Kimberly Gomer, MS, RD, LDN, director of nutrition at the Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa in Miami.

It’s also been shown to lower the risk of some cancers, including endometrial cancer and nonmelanoma skin cancer. A study of more than 500,000 people across the world concluded that coffee drinking was associated with reduced risk of death from various causes. This was even true in people who drank as many as eight cups per day!

Excerpted from Reader’s Digest

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