4 reasons to replace morning coffee with tea
Yes, even in the morning!
Many of us look at coffee and think: 'that's how I wake up.' We think of tea as being our friend for the mid-afternoon, or the evening. There are a few reasons to replace that morning coffee with tea, however.
Tea contains less, and while that might seem less attractive to your sleepy self, over time a caffeine habit can harm your heartrate, digestion and make you more anxiety prone.The average cup of coffee may have 150+ milligrams of caffeine and the closest rival in tea terms may have less than half that amount.
Coffee plants contain antioxidants, but a large amount of them are lost during the roasting that gets the beans ready to make coffee. The antioxidants in green teas especially (but present in the others too), help your cells recover, reducing the effects of aging and preventing weight gain, and have a multitude of possible benefits around many different diseases, including diabetes and osteoporosis.
The roasting of the acidic coffee bean creates a few nasty byproducts, including particulate matter, volatile organic compounds, organic acids and gases. It also costs more to ship coffee around the world due to its weight, making the carbon footprint bigger. Tea is lighter on the earth as well as on you!
Most teas will not stain your teeth – greens, whites and oolongs are especially good for this. Some teas have fluorides that will actually kill bacteria and protect your breath. And black teas have tannins that can also kill unhealthy bacteria and promote healthy ones in your gut.
That's four good reasons to choose tea. Would you like more? Coming soon...