Drink Coffee & Tea for Your Health

By , The Greatist.com Team
Editor's Note: Coffee, tea and caffeine. Sometimes you hear how horrible they can be for your body. Other times you're told that you're not drinking enough of them. What's the truth?

Today we are excited to share a fun and interesting infographic about the health benefits of coffee and tea from our friends at Greatist.com.

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CHERYLHURT 3/21/2018
Absolutely! Report
AMYSUZEQ 2/24/2018
Thank you Report
SPARKGRL46 2/5/2018
Good to know about the coffee. Wasn't sure if it was okay to drink or not. Always knew about the Green Tea & love it. :).

Thanks for the article! Report
I enjoy both. Report
RAPUNZEL53 12/30/2017
Thanks. Report
GEORGE815 12/21/2017
Nice informative article Report
Wow! Average of 3.1 cups of coffee drank per person in the US.

I have maybe two cups a week. SOMEONE'S drinking A LOT of coffee to make up for my lack of use! Report
PWILLOW1 11/1/2017
Herbal teas do not always contain real tea so if you want the benefits of tea you will not likely find them in herbal teas. Just something to keep in mind and check the ingredients. Report
NIGHTGLOW 10/15/2017
Really appreciate the SP articles that cite sources. Thank you! Report
NELLJONES 8/31/2017
I love my coffee!! Report
CECELW 8/28/2017
my family tells me to find a coffee anonymous group!! LOL..Hello, my name is Cindy and I am a caffeine/coffee/green tea junkie! Report
1CRAZYDOG 8/4/2017
Love both tea and coffee, but herbal tea is becoming my "go to" Report
NASFKAB 8/1/2017
thanks for posting Report
I'm a dyed in the wool tea drinker, no coffee. Report
FISHGUT3 7/16/2017
thanks, love coffee! Report
Great information! Report
JVANAM 7/13/2017
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson Report
MBPP50 7/13/2017
Great article. Thanks. Report
CECELW 7/12/2017
This is really great news! I am a coffee and tea junkie!! My hubby says I should just use an iv drip full of caffeine! haha Report
GETULLY 7/12/2017
I drink both coffee and tea (mostly not black tea but greens and whites) every day. Hot, Iced, and everything in between! Report
Too many errors in this article. Tea may be said to come from a "variety of plant leaves", but all the plants are cultivars of camellia sinensis. Also, they left out the use of coffee (really, caffeine) to treat borderline depression. I'm disappointed to see this kind of sloppy science reporting on SparkPeople. Report
Too many errors in this article. Tea may be said to come from a "variety of plant leaves", but all the plants are cultivars of camellia sinensis. Also, they left out the use of coffee (really, caffeine) to treat borderline depression. I'm disappointed to see this kind of sloppy science reporting on SparkPeople. Report
LADYG67 7/12/2017
As a coffee and tea drinker, I truly appreciate this article which highlights the differences and benefits. The graphics are amazing as well. Report
PICKIE98 7/12/2017
Tea is my second water. I love it. Report
JANET552 7/12/2017
Love my coffee!! Report
-POOKIE- 7/12/2017
coffee is made from magic beans... Report
Love it - thanks! Report
Thyroid patients: don't drink coffee for at least an hour after you take the meds. www.thyroid.org/patient-thyroid-inf
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I gave up coffee for awhile and just went back. My grandparents drank their regular cup of black coffee every morning and kept the pot on all day. They both lived until 96 years old! Can't say this is the reason, but many nutritionists today would have condemned their coffee, butter, beef, etc. diet. Of course, all of their vegetables and fruits were fresh from the garden, or home-canned. Report
I like coffee and tea! My mother drank coffee every day and my friend drinks tea every day too and for many many years! No problems with either of them...

Lovely article! Report
I love coffee and tea!! They act differently with everyone, caffeine is known as a pain killer as-well, which would explain why it gets rid of my nerve pain and tension headaches I get from a brain injury. Report
nice blank page Report
I don't believe that coffee is good for you , My grandma drank coffee everyday for a long time and she had a hardening in her arteries Report
No image for me. Report
Image isn't working for me either. I am using my IPad. Report
Great info, but image isn't working. I'm using Chrome on Windows 7 if you want to log the error. Report
I like coffee and tea. Now I know tahat I can't drink too much of either one. Thank you. Report
Thanks for the info. But more than that, what a great graphic! I'm a professional graphic designer, so really appreciated the look and layout of this artwork and the way it presented the information. Beautiful. Report
I love green and oolong tea. Report
Insightful! Report
Loved this!! And I love my soy latte's1 Report
I'm more likely to want something to eat with a cup of tea, so I drink more coffee. It seems to deaden my craves. Report
Great article, I drink herbal tea when craving something sweet. I drink the tea and set the timer for 20 minutes, if the craving doesn't go away I have a treat. More than 90 percent of the time the craving goes away. Report
Best Blog Ever!! Yay for coffee and tea!! Report
Good article I really enjoy coffee but I find I can drink too much of it. Report
Not enough info on decaf coffee (I cannot do caffeine, as I have a heart rhythm issue). So, does the decaffeinated kind have any benefit(s)? Report
I hate coffee. I drink tea only to avoid the taste of water. I certainly buy decaf tea. Report
Great information and I loved the format! Report
Very interesting!

My first step in my healthier lifestyle was to cut my coffee/tea intake to 2 cups per day and to cut the sugar in each cup by half. I have stuck with this self-imposed "rule" for over a month, but as cooler weather has come in I have been craving hot tea in the later afternoon. Since I am under the recommended maximum daily caffeine intake, I may just give in to that craving ever so often.

I love the herbal teas from Celestial Seasonings and cold/tepid white tea. Never have been a fan of green tea.

It's nice to know I can occasionally indulge in an extra cup or two of tea in addition to my morning coffee and not affect my health goals. Report
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