Tea or coffee? Science weighs in on hot beverages

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Several studies indicate the pros and cons of consuming tea or coffee daily; it has also been associated with a lower risk for some diseases. 

Whether you're having a hot cup of coffee to kick-start your day or a soothing cup of tea to relax after a stressful day, this is what scientists have to say: 

1. What's wrong with microwaved tea? Science weighs in

green tea

We've all been there – we make a nice hot cup of tea or coffee and then forget about it. Instead of starting again from scratch, we pop it into the microwave to heat it up.

2. Espresso, Americano, or decaf? Desire for a particular coffee driven by genetic code

A man smells coffee.

It’s one of the most widely consumed drinks in the world, but did you know that the type of coffee you prefer, whether it be a short, black espresso, or a yummy, iced macchiato, may be influenced by your cardio health?

That’s right – according to the first-of-its-kind study involving data of more than 390 000 people, there is causal genetic evidence that your cardio (heart) health influences your coffee consumption.

3. The latest science on why your daily cups of tea and coffee may be good for your health

Top view of young couple enjoying coffee and tea,

Coffee and tea are two massively popular drinks, and according to the latest research, they may also have beneficial health effects on your body and brain.

That’s right, a cup of tea or coffee per day is associated with a lower risk for stroke and dementia, suggests a study published in PloS Medicine this month.

Some people might disagree, but unless it's hot chocolate, any microwaved beverage tastes like hot garbage.

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