Caffeine has some intriguing effects on the brain, but that doesn’t negate the fact that it also has some health benefits. Here’s how two of our favourite caffeinated drinks effect your health. Despite what you may have heard, there are plenty of good things to be said about coffee. It’s high in antioxidants and linked to a reduced risk of many diseases. However, it also contains caffeine, a stimulant that can cause problems in some people and disrupt sleep.
Tea is one of the most popular beverages in the world. It’s not only delicious but also linked to numerous health benefits, including reduced inflammation and a lower risk of chronic disease. Though moderate intake is healthy for most people, drinking too much could lead to negative side effects, such as anxiety, headaches, digestive issues, and disrupted sleep patterns. Most people can drink 3–4 cups (710–950 ml) of tea daily without adverse effects, but some may experience side effects at lower doses.
If you’ve ever wondered what the benefits (and risks) of coffee and tea are, this infographic lays it all out for you in an easy-to-understand style. They include information on health studies, fun health facts, and even the caffeine levels in various sorts of each beverage.