Consumers are often bombarded with advertisements for healthy drinks fortified with vitamins and minerals. Indeed coconut drinks, isotonic drinks and sports drinks are often touted as healthy alternatives to sodas and other sugary beverages. Tea and coffee are two of the most popular beverages throughout the world. Throughout the medical community there are ongoing debates about which beverage is healthiest.
Medical professionals argue the tea offers drinkers antioxidants which protect the body from free radicals. Free radicals are molecules that are associated with tissue damage and aging. Antioxidants are purported to keep the free radicals at bay which in turn slows down the aging process and prevents diseases including cancer. Tea is also known to eliminate toxins from the body. Medical professionals also point out that various types of teas offer different benefits. Although…