WHERE'S MY COFFEE?
Pros of coffee:
Might reduce the incidence of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
Might reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes.
The high caffeine content may help those with asthma by relaxing the lung's airways.
Caffeine can ease migraine headaches.
Coffee can help alleviate a hangover.
Pros of tea:
Tea is packed with antioxidants and potential cancer-fighting properties.
The polyphenol compounds in tea might aid in preventing cancer.
Tea has long been considered a therapeutic or medicinal drink that soothes and rejuvenates.
Tea may help reduce stress.
Cons of coffee and tea:
Since both coffee and tea contain caffeine, moderation is the key. Drink too much and you could experience increased anxiety, tachycardia, heart palpitations, insomnia, restlessness and nausea.
Tea contains fluoride, which is good for your teeth, but too much can increase your risk of brittle bones and osteofluorosis.
Bottom line: Both beverages are pretty good for you -- as long as you don't spike them with sugar and high-fat cream. And while neither will help you live longer, they also won't increase your risk of dying earlier.