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28-08-05, 23:49
do you like tea or Coffee. i like tea.

28-08-05, 23:56
Oh thats an easy question...

Always Tea. :D

29-08-05, 00:00
Coffee (properly made in a cafetiere) & Tea (China & Darjeeling, or Earl Grey) http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

29-08-05, 00:06
I like both coffee and tea too http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif Tea preferably cold, and preferably with lemon scent.

29-08-05, 00:08
I drink filtered coffee all day at work (keeps me going) and only drink tea at home.

29-08-05, 00:39
Coffee wins! Hallelujah! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/redface.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/clown.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif

Java Joy: Study Touts Coffee's Benefits
By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID, AP Science Writer

WASHINGTON - When the Ink Spots sang "I love the java jive and it loves me" in 1940, they could not have known how right they were. Coffee not only helps clear the mind and perk up the energy, it also provides more healthful antioxidants than any other food or beverage in the American diet, according to a study released Sunday.

Of course, too much coffee can make people jittery and even raise cholesterol levels, so food experts stress moderation.

The findings by Joe A. Vinson, a chemistry professor at the University of Scranton, in Pennsylvania, give a healthy boost to the warming beverage.

"The point is, people are getting the most antioxidants from beverages, as opposed to what you might think," Vinson said in a telephone interview.

Antioxidants, which are thought to help battle cancer and provide other health benefits, are abundant in grains, tomatoes and many other fruits and vegetables.

Vinson said he was researching tea and cocoa and other foods and decided to study coffee, too.

His team analyzed the antioxidant content of more than 100 different food items, including vegetables, fruits, nuts, spices, oils and common beverages. They then used Agriculture Department data on typical food consumption patterns to calculate how much antioxidant each food contributes to a person's diet.

They concluded that the average adult consumes 1,299 milligrams of antioxidants daily from coffee. The closest competitor was tea at 294 milligrams. Rounding out the top five sources were bananas, 76 milligrams; dry beans, 72 milligrams; and corn, 48 milligrams. According to the Agriculture Department, the typical adult American drinks 1.64 cups of coffee daily.

That does not mean coffee is a substitute for fruit and vegetables.

"Unfortunately, consumers are still not eating enough fruits and vegetables, which are better for you from an overall nutritional point of view due to their higher content of vitamins, minerals and fiber," Vinson said.

Dates, cranberries and red grapes are among the leading fruit sources of antioxidants, he said.

The antioxidants in coffee are known as polyphenols. Sometimes they are bound to a sugar molecule, which covers up the antioxidant group, Vinson said.

The first step in measuring them was to break that sugar link. He noted that chemicals in the stomach do the same thing, freeing the polyphenols.

"We think that antioxidants can be good for you in a number of ways," including affecting enzymes and genes, though more research is needed, Vinson said.

"If I say more coffee is better, then I would have to tell you to spread it out to keep the levels of antioxidants up," Vinson said. "We always talk about moderation in anything."

His findings were released in conjunction with the annual convention of the American Chemical Society in Washington.

In February, a team of Japanese researchers reported in the Journal of the
National Cancer Institute that people who drank coffee daily, or nearly every day, had half the liver cancer risk of those who never drank it. The protective effect occurred in people who drank one to two cups a day and increased at three to four cups.

Last year, researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health found that drinking coffee cut the risk of developing the most common form of diabetes.

Men who drank more than six 8-ounce cups of caffeinated coffee per day lowered their risk of type 2 diabetes by about half, and women reduced their risk by nearly 30 percent, compared with people who did not drink coffee, according to the study in Annals of Internal Medicine.

Bonnie Liebman, nutrition director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, said she was not surprised by Vinson's finding, because tea has been known to contain antioxidants.

But Liebman, who was not part of Vinson's research team, cautioned that while many people have faith that antioxidants will reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease and more, the evidence has not always panned out. Most experts are looking beyond antioxidants to the combination of vitamins, minerals other nutrition in specific foods, she said.

ben croft
29-08-05, 01:13
Both http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

29-08-05, 01:20
Neither :eek: http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

29-08-05, 01:35
Instant coffee all day. Average 20 to 25 cups a day.
What DO you drink K?

Lara Croft Snape Raider
29-08-05, 01:49
Depends on what your offering me... What kind, I should say, anyhow.

Smith will Suffice
29-08-05, 06:53
herbal tea



29-08-05, 07:02
I like ice Tea :D
does that count http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

but I really don't like the taste of coffee

Tomb Raider Master
29-08-05, 08:52
I prefer tea with lot of sugar, honey and a slice of lemon. But I also like coffee with lot of milk and sugar.

29-08-05, 09:01
I used to like tea, but now I can't drink it without feeling rreeeaaaaallllyyy horrible :( .

I like coffee with milk and just a teeny bit of sugar. Frappe is nice :D ! I've taken to drinking green tea to help me sleep, but sometimes it tastes Yeuch!

29-08-05, 09:50
Both, also green tea.

29-08-05, 10:01
I like them both, but prefer coffee.

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29-08-05, 10:11
Both. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Coffe with lots of sugar in the morning, then herbal tea rest of the day. I don't drink black tea!

29-08-05, 10:18
Well I like Coffee, but it's gotta be tea for me http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

29-08-05, 11:02

29-08-05, 16:20
Coffee, i can't live without it :(

29-08-05, 16:21
i'm a slavveeeeeeeeeee!!!! :(

29-08-05, 17:36
Green Tea, straight not sugar, sweetner, or honey or anything >.> It ruins the Green Tea.

29-08-05, 18:41
im like an old granny with the amount of tea i drink , i just love it

29-08-05, 18:49
Tea, no sugar, with milk. TEA RULES !

Mona Sax
29-08-05, 18:59
It's tea for me, too. I really don't like coffee.

29-08-05, 22:23
I like both.

Strong coffee in the morning, 2 large teaspoons of Nescafe Blend 43 and microwave it, it tastes like brewed coffee then, must be sweet can drink it without milk but prefer it with milk.
If I don't have my coffee in the morning I get a stinking headache in the afternoon. Only have one a day.

Very stong tea usually at night before bed, can also drink it black but prefer it with just a slurp of milk but it must be sweet. Usually use 2 teabags and brew it in the microwave. Then I like to dunk Scotch Finger Biscuits in it.

Cold weather late at night I will have hot chocolate made with milk, then pop a few marshmallows on top. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

tlr online
29-08-05, 22:35
Tea. Always. Morning Kate. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

29-08-05, 22:56
Coffee, No Sugar, with or without milk (depends on my mood) but it has to be very strong.

Cant stand tea.

30-08-05, 00:10
Morning Justin. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

30-08-05, 19:24
I acually like coffee but if i had to chose it would defenetly be tea.

30-08-05, 19:26
I acually like coffee but if i had to chose it would defenetly be tea.

31-08-05, 19:05

i know this isnt one of the options but i do luv hot chocolate too http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

01-09-05, 09:29
Tea with milk and sugar, that's the best!

01-09-05, 10:05
i really like coffee!

01-09-05, 10:10
Originally posted by DREWY:
Instant coffee all day. Average 20 to 25 cups a day.
What DO you drink K? I don't drink any hot drinks. All my family likes tea/coffee though, i'm the only one who doesn't heheh. But, now i'm trying cocoa. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

01-09-05, 10:23
I'm positive that coffee was one of the few things that kept me going during the uni' course I just finished.....

*sits down at desk, eyes half-open, tongue hanging out. Someone passes cup of steaming coffee under my nose, which twitches. Takes a small sip. Eyes suddenly light up. Brain grinds into gear. "Right! What's on the schedule for today??!!" rubs hand together, starts writing.*


01-09-05, 12:02
LOL! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/vlol.gif i could just imagine it!

01-09-05, 12:38
Coffee for sure. Latte is my favourite at the moment.

01-09-05, 12:40
Hi Ianneganda, welcome back. Long time no see. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif