Coffee vs. tea smackdown: which is better?

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According to the Mayo Clinic, an 8-ounce cup of brewed coffee contains around 100 milligrams of caffeine. By comparison, an 8-ounce cup of black tea has around 50 milligrams of caffeine. Photo: Pexels


(Anahad O’Conner/ The Washington Post) — Do you start your mornings with a potent dose of caffeine from a freshly brewed cup of Joe? Or do you prefer a slightly less caffeinated nudge from a warm and gentle cup of tea?

Whatever your preference, scientists have found that regularly drinking coffee or tea can provide a variety of health benefits. But how do coffee and tea compare in a head-to-head matchup? We took a look at the research, and here’s what we found.

But first, pick your favorite hot beverage. Coffee or tea?

Did you know that your morning coffee includes a dose of fiber? One study found that on average, coffee has between 1.1 and 1.8 grams of fiber per cup, depending on whether it’s filtered, espresso or instant. (…)

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