Green Tea vs. Black: Which Is Better for You?
Even though green tea may have a slight advantage over black tea, that doesn’t mean you should choose one over the other. In general, tea consumption is proven to have health benefits, so choosing green tea, black tea, or both should be based on your taste preferences and caffeine tolerance, not health.
“All real teas offer a variety of health benefits, including effects that support brain and heart health. Although there appears to be more data available to highlight the benefits of green tea consumption, this does not mean that black tea is any less beneficial to consume,” registered dietitian Lauren Manaker MS, RDN, LD, tells mindbodygreen.
Also remember that no single food or drink will significantly affect your health on its own. Your overall diet is the most important when it comes to promoting optimal physical and mental health and reducing your risk of disease. Green and black tea can be beneficial, but they cannot compensate for an unhealthy diet.
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