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  1. #1
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    Lightbulb Tea or Coffee???

    Tea vs. Coffee

    Comparing the health, history, lifestyle, caffeine content and characteristics of Tea vs. Coffee has been an eye opening experience.


    Health benefits

    Tea - research shows that green tea may prevent cancer, restrict blood cholesterol, control high blood pressure, lower blood sugar, suppress aging, deter food poisoning prevent and treat skin disease, stop cavities and fight viruses. See health benefits for more details.

    vs.

    Coffee- no research was found to suggest that coffee may enhance health. Upon reviewing the characteristics of coffee the presence of carbohydrates, minerals, and phenolic acid suggest the possibility of potential health benefits but apparently not substantial enough to be noteworthy.

    History

    Tea - The history of tea began thousands of years ago when Emperor Shen Nung discovered tea in 2700 B.C.

    Vs.

    Coffee - The history of coffee began much later and is believed to have been first cultivated in Arabia near the Red Sea in 674 A.D.

    Caffeine content and effects

    Tea - Tea has approximately 55 milligrams of caffeine per cup. Various teas contain different amounts of caffeine. Green tea contains the least, about one-third the caffeine as black and oolong about two-thirds as much. The caffeine in tea is said to increase concentration, and enhance the sense of taste and smell. The effect of caffeine in tea usually takes longer to enter the blood stream than coffee therefore, seems gentler to the system. About 80% of the caffeine in black tea can be removed easily at home see tips on removing caffeine.

    Vs.

    Coffee - Coffee has approximately 125-185 milligrams of caffeine per cup. The caffeine in coffee is sometimes associated with a lift followed by a letdown. The effects of the caffeine in coffee are immediate and sometimes arouse feelings of anxiety known as "coffee jitters". Many varieties of decaffeinated coffees are available on the market today.

    Note: the University of California at Berkley Wellness Letter/1988 that tea or coffee drunk in moderation (two reported it cups of coffee a day and four or five cups of black tea) has no harmful effects.

    Cost Comparison

    Tea - Tea in no longer considered an expensive luxury drink and is actually less expensive per cup than most beverages on the market at about $1.16 per cup.

    Coffee - Coffee is approximately $1.47 per cup.

    Characteristics

    Tea - Tea contains tannin, catechin, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Natural fluorine and Polysaccharides. tannin and catechin have been associated with preventing cancer and heart disease.

    Coffee - Coffee contains caffeine, trigonelline, chlorogenic acid, phenolic acid, amino acid, carbohydrates, minerals, organic acids aldehydes, ketones, esters, amines, and mercaptans. None of the ingredients in coffee have been associated with fighting disease or enhancing health.

    Lifestyle

    Tea - Tea is a genteel beverage requiring preparation and time to sip. The pace is always slow, calm and tranquil, the beverage soothing.

    Coffee - The coffee culture can be fast paced and frantic. Images of people in lines at the drive-through talking into microphones and driving around buildings to pick up huge paper cups of the daily special come to mind.

    Summary:

    Tea is a beverage that has been around for thousands of years and has always been said to prolong life and enhance health. Tea has less caffeine in it per cup than coffee and is one of the least expensive beverages on the market today. Tea promotes peace and tranquility and requires a degree of ceremony.



    * In East Asia, for thousands of years, people believe that Tea (especially Green Tea) can prevent and cure many diseases such as cancer, heart diseases and fat disease; can improve minds; can keep body fit; and you can be healthy and live much longer in life by drinking GREEN TEA everyday!

    A best example: Japanese live the longest in life among all nations of the world.

    How? Why?

    In Japan, you can see most Japanese men are smoking cigarets everyday and many of them are HEAVY smokers! And many Japanese women are smoking cigarets everyday, too! Also, most Japanese men and women are drinking their favorite Japanese Wine - sake very often!

    However, most Japanese are drinking Tea everyday from early morning to late at night. Most health researchers, both Japanese and international, agree that drinking tea everyday is a major reason why Japanese live the longest in life of all nations, among several other factors.

    Drinking Green Tee, without sugar and other unhealthy substances, smelling the pure fragrance of the Nature!


    Webmasters, let's drink Green Tea for our health and longevity!

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    Never! Never will you stop my coffee!!
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  3. #3
    RedBull. if you want to pull of an all nighter and not sleep all day the next day... and it gives you wings too!
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    More than any time in history mankind faces a crossroads.
    One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness, the other to total extinction.
    Let us pray that we have the wisdom to choose correctly.

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    No no, not RedBull. Bawls!
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  5. #5
    Originally posted by Xshare
    No no, not RedBull. Bawls!
    Yes RedBull, Yes!
    a good cup of coffea is hard to find, and it doesnt really effect me... only thing java is good for is programming.

    RedBull, some people dont like it tastes... but it works!
    do you want to look like this in the morning: ?
    or like this:
    IWDN - Really smart web developers... and me!
    More than any time in history mankind faces a crossroads.
    One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness, the other to total extinction.
    Let us pray that we have the wisdom to choose correctly.

  6. #6
    RED BULL!!!!! OR ALMOST AN HIGH COFFEEN ENERGY DRINK!

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