What has more caffeine – Espresso, Coffee or Tea?
If you guessed espresso, you’re wrong. Brewed coffee contains on average 100-135 mgs of caffeine, whereas espresso on average only contains 40 mgs of caffeine. Brewed tea averages 60 mgs per serving. For the person who is fond of energy drinks, you’ll still beat out espresso with a total of up to 80 mgs of caffeine on average.
Should I use artificial or real sugar in my coffee or tea?
Most people choose artificial sweeteners because they are calorie-free, but what few people know is that a teaspoon of sugar only has 20 calories, therefore, my vote is with real sugar. An even better choice would be to use natural choices like honey or a stevia. The final verdict is still not in on the harmful effects of artificial sweeteners like aspartame, sucralose and acesuflame potassium, but there is evidence to show that they may could cause an array of health issues. On a final note, remember when using real sugar to not free-pour!
Green Tea it Up!
Tea it up! Coffee is our friend – particularly on mornings when booze was our friend the night before! Besides the nice buzz or lift, caffeine also helps free and mobilize fat cells to be used for energy. Here is the message: green tea does the same thing, only better! On top of its flab, and cobweb fighters, green tea contains flavonoids – as much in 2 cups as in one serving of vegetables, says Jeffrey Bluberg Ph.D., who researches antioxidants at Tuft University. Don’t buy the pre-bottled green tea, it doesn’t provide the same benefits. Instead buy tea bags and brew 2 cups a day with the hot water. Long story short, make sure that your java is green, not black, and enjoy the antioxidant effect along with a helping hand to keep you lean!
Inspire to Aspire,