Tea or Coffee: Which is the Healthier Choice?

coffee-vs-teaBy Rebecca Willingham for Tylers Coffees

Tea or coffee, what would you prefer? This is not a metaphorical question that is asked socially. It could actually affect your health. We all know about the health benefits of tea. Wether it is black or green, each has its own set of benefits for the body. But coffee is not included in the list of healthy beverages

Caffeines and acids presence in coffee is actually the reason for this exclusion from the healthy list. Caffeine is a stimulant in mild proportions but when taken excessively, there are many side effects. The acid forms on the coffee during the roasting process, the amount of acid in coffee depends on how the company roasts as well as the beans quality.

Let us examine this myth about tea being healthier than coffee to see if it is true. Then we will be able to decide which is the healthier.

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Keep Stress In Check This Holiday Season Before Ending Up in the ER

Dr. Andrew Sama

The holiday season is supposed to be joyous, fun and happy. But it can also be stressful. The nation’s emergency physicians want to remind all Americans to keep your stress in check.

“For many, including emergency physicians, the holidays come with a daunting pile of obligations,” said Dr. Andrew Sama, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians. “Don’t overdo it, because you can damage your health and possibly wind up spending the holidays in the emergency department.”

One particular concern is known as “holiday heart” syndrome. It is an irregular heartbeat that occurs in people who are otherwise healthy. It can be the result of stress, lack of sleep, excessive alcohol or caffeine ingestion, and/or dehydration. Emergency physicians say this is more common during the holiday season because of holiday parties and other events. Best advice is to moderate alcohol use and drink plenty of water.   If an irregular heartbeat lasts for longer than a few hours, you should seek medical attention or go to the nearest emergency room immediately.
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