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Old 03-12-2008, 09:40 AM
 
Location: beautiful North Carolina
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Just remember not to add milk to your tea as the Casein from milk blocks the good healthy Polyphenols from protecting your body.

I usually drink 7 to 8 cups a day and have for years as i believe thats part of my Anti Aging Elixxer along with Exercise.

Milk wrecks the health benefits of tea - health - 09 January 2007 - New Scientist
well, I've been off the coffee for over 3 weeks now. Does anyone know if Casein is present in soymilk? I really like my tea with soymilk but don't want to block the Polyphenols in the tea.
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Old 03-12-2008, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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Ewww, I can't drink hot tea. I'm in the south where tea is meant to be cold. I think I'm pretty much immune to caffeine, I can drink a pot of coffee and have no problem going right to sleep. I drink coffee every morning, but it's more for the taste and not for the caffeine. I have drank tea all my life and it has no impact on me either.
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Old 03-12-2008, 10:31 AM
 
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LOL......Rock on !!
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Old 03-12-2008, 10:33 AM
 
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Does anyone know if Casein is present in soymilk? I really like my tea with soymilk but don't want to block the Polyphenols in the tea.
No it's not. It's in Dairy products i.e. Milk, Cheese and Yogurts. Soy (Milk) is a Legume or Bean Protein.
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Old 03-12-2008, 10:38 AM
 
Location: beautiful North Carolina
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No it's not. It's in Dairy products i.e. Milk, Cheese and Yogurts. Soy (Milk) is a Legume or Bean Protein.
oh, good. I only drink soymilk and it tastes so good in tea.
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Old 03-12-2008, 11:15 AM
 
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I was considering giving up my daily morning coffee (with caffeine) for tea (with caffeine). Would this be a change for the best or is caffeine just caffeine? If so, I may just stick with my regular coffee ritual.
I think the caffeine is caffeine, but green tea, for example, has many health benefits ..... i drink green tea throughout the day but not after 4 in the afternoon.
My favourite green tea is called Greener Green Tea and the company is Guayaki. It's organic (which i recommend).
And just straight YerbeMate is another great coffee alternative.
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Old 03-12-2008, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Oz
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Tea, because coffee gives you bad breath.
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Old 03-12-2008, 11:50 AM
 
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I thought this was an interesting study (Attica study) in Greece as they took 3,000 people who were healthy and measured their blood inflammatory markers before the experiment and then had them drink more than one cup of coffee per day during the study.

At the end they found their disease inflammatory markers had increased. Their IL-6 rose by 50%, their C-Reactive Protein levels rosed by 30%, their TNF rose by 28% and WBC (White Blood Cell) count 3% higher.

Looks like coffee consumption can raise these inflammatory markers which cause diseases as especially Auto Immune.

I admit that i myself drank coffee for years as it's a tough one to give up. Lots of Green Tea for me to break the habit.

Associations between coffee consumption and inflammatory markers in healthy persons: the ATTICA study -- Zampelas et al. 80 (4): 862 -- American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:56 PM
 
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Default Tea vs coffee.....health benefits?

I tried to do a google search on this. The mumbo jumbo pages that came up were beyond me. Surely there are more simple answers. So I turned to c-d.

Does coffee have any health benefits at all?

The benefits of tea..such as immune system boosting, antioxidants and such, how much tea does one actually have to drink, to receive these benefits? Are we talking a cup or two in the morning, or would I have to drink tea all day long to make it worthwhile?

Currently I am a coffee drinker, but not a coffee junkie. I brew my coffee (strong) in a stove top percolator and drink 2 cups (average) in the morning. And that's it for the day, on my caffeine in take.

Never been much of a tea drinker. But as I settle into the "aging process" I find myself looking for more ways to make small changes to slow these aging processes down. (I am 51, female)

So...if I switched to two cups of tea in the morning instead of two cups of coffee, would I receive any benefit from that, other than the greatly reduced amount of caffeine? I'm talking about regular black tea here, not weird teas.

And how about cost? Will it cost me more to use two tea bags a day than a three scoops of coffee every two days? (I make a fresh pot, then add water to the leftover coffee and perk it again the next day.)

Actually I like my tea stronger than one bag, I like two bag tea. So I would be using four bags a day, in two cups of tea. Would that increase the benefits enough?

Thanks for any help.
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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You can get the benefits of tea from supplements which contain the green tea extract. A nice cup of tea can have a calming effect from the heat and smell of the drink.
Coffee, not so much since it is more stimulating and does not contain any antioxidants.
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