Chai lovers vs coffee lovers is one of the heated arguments that could ever take place. As soon as we open our eyes in the morning, the first thing we crave is for a hot beverage in the ongoing chilly weather.Then we ponder, what should we drink ? Coffee…ahh or chai..ummm ?
This drives our mind to question which one is more therapeutic, healthy and better in taste.
Sleep, gut and mood are three crucial factors interrelated with health and happiness.These are satisfied with the release of dopamine, serotonin and many other happy hormones.Masala chai and fresh coffee both have ample amount of capacity to help our body release these hormones, relax and calm our mind to have a organised and energy packed kickstart in mornings. But again back to the square one, which one to choose?
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As per the experts of science, both of them contain caffeine but at different levels.If we get into statistics, One 8-ounce cup of black coffee contains about 95 milligrams of caffeine, whereas the same amount of black tea boasts 48 milligrams. A cup of green tea comes with around 29 milligrams. Clearly, the effects of caffeine will be most readily felt when indulging in a cup of coffee.This brings to the fact that chai is considered as more of a relaxing and natural energy booster, on the other hand, brewed coffee makes us proactive and kicks us to be productive for long hours.
Masala Chai is known as a natural stress buster.Tea masala soothes our mind and gives us a peaceful yet comforting start in the morning.The peace makes us capable to work in a more effective manner. Whereas, some people like to work in an eustress(positive stress) environment, that's where coffee sets in. It boosts the hormones and helps to stay concentrated as far as possible.
It might seem invalid to include taste when comparing in terms of healthiness. But if we hate the taste, no matter how healthy a beverage is, we try to skip it most of the time.
Coffee tends to be acidic in nature which results in bold and strong flavours in it. It tends to be bitter and can be harsh for stomach and digestion if consumed in large amounts. As far as chai is concerned, it offers a range of variety depending upon where it is grown. It gives us aromatic masala tea, green tea, black tea offers earthy and nutty sense. Chai Masala powder is a blend of whole spices, fennel seeds and ginger powder which added to Indian tea makes it much more flavorful. There are thousands of places where we get chai masala powder and thus thousands of flavours we get.
Taste factor also comes to an individual's preferences. Some might like delight flavours and others might love the idea of strong beverages.
Both coffee and chai lovers will proclaim their beverage as best and healthiest but if we go through the studies then both the beverages offer significant health benefits.
Drinking coffee daily prevents serious diseases like type 2 diabetes. It is because the caffeine content of coffee helps to inhibit insulin resistance. Moreover, it boosts physical performance by releasing adrenaline hormones.That means you have higher levels of energy and quicker response times when it comes to physical activity. Coffee is enriched with essential nutrients like B vitamins and compounds such as manganese and potassium. These nutrients help to support organ functions and fight off colds and viruses.
Drinking morning tea regularly, especially green tea, helps in recalling and retaining memory.Hence it portrays lower risk of developing neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's disease. Masala Tea is chock full of antioxidants which not only protects brain functions but also helps in weight loss, prevent having cancer, reduces risks of heart diseases, regulates blood pressure and its flow in the body. Experts say 3 to 6 cups of tea daily in the proper amount will boost your health to the next level.
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Both beverages are healthy choices when you're looking for an energy boost in the morning. It's important to limit your coffee consumption to one or two cups per day to avoid side effects. For morning tea, you can drink 4 to 5 cups per day without negative side effects from caffeine.
There is no one answer that could be universally accepted. It's highly subjective in nature and highly driven with personal choice. Whether tea is better than coffee or vice versa first thing in the morning really depends on the person who is consuming it. So it's best to preach YOU DO YOU. Whether it is an herbaceous green tea or an aromatic cup of coffee that you crave as soon as you wake up, you know your body best. So listen to it and give it what it needs.
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Authored by :Ayushi Gupta
She aspires to be a civil servant. She is inquisitive about things around.Her passion is to read and write.She continues to be a learner!