Coffee Vs Tea Which Is Better For Blood Pressure

Discover which is better for blood pressure coffee or tea


We’re starting a battle between coffee and tea!
Which is better for blood pressure? Which has the most health benefits?

Coffee Pros:

1. Black coffee has little to no calories in it and can act as an appetite suppressant. Studies have shown that caffeine may increase the number of calories you burn by 3–13%, so can assist with weight loss. This is important as weight loss can help lower blood pressure.

2. Coffee contains two types of antioxidants; hydrocinnamic acids and polyphenols. These can help to; keep our cells healthy and get rid of free radicals that cause damage to cells. Keeping cells healthy is a key part of conditions such as high blood pressure.

3. Riboflavin and niacin can both be found in coffee and are important for the conversion of energy from food. Niacin also helps release a chemical called prostaglandin. This chemical helps to dilate blood vessels which improves blood flow and blood pressure.

4. Vitamin B3, manganese, magnesium and potassium are all found in coffee. Both magnesium and potassium assist in the regulation of blood pressure.

5. Another reason coffee can be beneficial is that it appears to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Cons coffee:

1. Non-organic coffee can contain extremely high levels of pesticides.These have been directly linked to cancer, heart disease,and disrupting hormones.

2. Coffee can contain mould which may release something called mycotoxins. Mycotoxins can build up in the body and lead to serious disease.

3. If opting for the decaffeinated variety, these beans are soaked in a chemical solvent that leaches out the caffeine. This process has been found to increase fatty acids which can affect metabolic syndrome and increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.

4.Drinking coffee from a takeaway cup. Can be harmful to our health and specifically blood pressure as many take-away cups have a plastic lining that contains BPA.

Tea benefits:
1. Black tea has less caffeine than coffee so for those who are caffeine sensitive, it may be a better option.

2.Tea contains antioxidants called polyphenols. These include catechins, theaflavins and thearubigins. Of these polyphenols the most notable is theaflavin which seems to help with: weight loss, blood sugar control, and reducing cholesterol. All of which can be beneficial for keeping blood pressure in control.

3. Another group of antioxidants that can be found in tea are flavonoids. The regular consumption of flavonoids can help reduce risk factors associated with heart disease. These include: high cholesterol, elevated triglyceride levels, obesity and hypertension.

4. Black tea has also been found to lower blood sugar levels and improve how it is metabolized therefore improving blood flow.

5. Tea contains some key minerals such as; calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and small amounts of manganese and zinc.

Tea's cons:

1. Tea contains tannins. These are compounds which can bind to iron in food, which make it difficult to absorb. For those with low iron, drinking tea can worsen the condition.

2. Toxins can also be found in tea from both the leaves and the tea bags.

3. Popular cold beverages such as; iced tea and bubble tea are made using black tea. Both of these contain a lot of sugar which can have negative effects on health, blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. They also often come in plastic bottles or cups. These contain chemicals that have been found to contribute to hypertension. This is especially true of BPA.

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