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Coffee v. Tea

April 9, 2008

 One minute read. . . lifetime benefit. Drink well and joyful life.

Many believe that a nice hot cup of tea is a good alternative to coffee or those sugar-laced soft drinks. Unfortunately, what most people don\’t know is that tea also has a dark side. Although an ordinary cup of tea may have less caffeine than coffee, it has enough stimulants to keep you awake the same way coffee does. Tea leaves have twice as much caffeine as coffee beans, more so if the mixture is brewed over a long period or steeped. A cup of tea may have about 1/4 grains of caffeine which stimulate the heart, nerves and kidneys. Some people don\’t seem to be affected by this drug but others may find it difficult to sleep and have jittery nerves as well as headaches. The fatal dose of caffeine is about 10 grams or about 80 to 100 cups of coffee taken in a single dose. Like coffee, some people rely on tea to give them that \”get up and go\” feeling in the morning or at the end of a hard day. The stimulating effect of this drug, however, only hides fatigue and does not really give the body the energy it needs


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