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A Look At The Health Benefits Of Both Tea And Coffee

Two cups of green tea daily can lower your risk of age-related memory decline.

15/12/2016 8:45 AM AEDT | Updated 16/12/2016 8:40 AM AEDT
Jorn Georg Tomter
Liquid alertness.

Fun fact: after water, coffee is the highest consumed liquid in the world. Why? Because it's bloody delicious. But more than that -- caffeine actually has a plethora of health benefits.

In fact, coffee has been proven to reduce migraines by constricting blood vessels in the brain. 75 mg of caffeine, which is about how much there is on one cup, can vastly improve alertness and focus.

And good 'ole tea is good for you, too. Green tea in particular contains a psychoactive amino acid called 'theanine' which has been connected to enhanced cognitive performance.

For more health (and beauty!) benefits, check out the below infographic:

Infographic from Fairmont

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