A cup of coffee is the drink that many adults who need the support of caffeine start their day with.
However, a new study finds that drinking at least one cup of tea a day can be a much healthier alternative than coffee, reducing the risk of premature death by 25%.
The ongoing debate over which caffeinated beverage is better, coffee or tea, is supported by both coffee and tea lovers.
Although coffee can strain the metabolism and has no nutritional value, there are studies that prove its health benefits. According to them, regular coffee consumption can reduce the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease and more.
But there are other data that point to the negatives of the drink on health. One such example is short-term memory impairment.
On the other hand, tea is considered a more useful drink even than water. Scientists explain that consuming three or more cups of tea a day is equivalent to consuming large amounts of water , and may even have additional health benefits. They are due to the content of polyphenols .
Scientists suggest that these polyphenols are responsible for reducing the risk of premature death in tea lovers.
During a large-scale study, researchers from the University of Paris-V: Rene Descartes tried to determine the effects of coffee and tea consumption in fatal cases related to cardiovascular health .
More than 130,000 people, aged between 18 and 95, were examined at a designated medical center between January 2001 and December 2008.
The results show that people who drink coffee have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease, especially in smokers. In comparison, the risk of tea consumption is significantly lower.
The data from the study were presented during the 2014 European Society of Cardiology Congress in Barcelona, Spain.