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Tea or coffee drinking.

  1. sarovai profile image62
    sarovaiposted 8 years ago

    Which is advisable? Taking cofee or tea after food or before food? which is mostly recommeded or practised?

    1. shamelabboush profile image65
      shamelabboushposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      It's highly recommended and advised to have coffee after food only but small amount bcz coffee helps the digestion system while tea is really harmful since it absorbs the minerals from your meal... But if you have too, have green teas only and 1 hour at least after food. This should vitalize you and bon appetite smile

      1. sarovai profile image62
        sarovaiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Very interesting. Tea after food, absorbs minerals? Which are the minerals we lose? Can you share?

        1. shamelabboush profile image65
          shamelabboushposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Generally and obviously, you will lose the minerals contained in your food, which will make your body (in time) lack the basic nuitritious ingredient needed... You may google it up to verify.

        2. natureheals profile image81
          naturehealsposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Interesting. I would like to know that as well. smile

          1. shamelabboush profile image65
            shamelabboushposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            look at the post above this smile i already answered!!!


            But anyway, to explain more, tea leaves contain a high content of acid. This substance will cause the Protein content in the food we consume to be hardened thus difficult to digest. Anemic is a effect of shortage of iron in our body. It’s now common in 50% f the people. High percentage of iron helps our body to overcome such Anemic. Also, there is a substance called Tannin in tea and coffe but it's highly concentrated in tea 50 % more than coffee. This Tannin makes it hard for the intestine to absorb he iron, hence, having tea after meals directly will effect severely. So, it's better to have tea 1 hour after every meal.

            1. sarovai profile image62
              sarovaiposted 8 years ago in reply to this
        3. LondonGirl profile image89
          LondonGirlposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Can inhibit absorbtion of iron.

    2. beth811 profile image67
      beth811posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I think it doesn't matter which you go first - food or tea/coffee.

    3. Cheri Schultz profile image66
      Cheri Schultzposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Coffee before food.  Coffee is the first thing I have in morning

    4. LindaCSmith profile image79
      LindaCSmithposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      For me?  It's got to be tea and before, during and after food!

    5. carolegalassi profile image67
      carolegalassiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I always heard that tea durig and after a meal helps in digestion.  Coffee, forget it, it has more caffine then tea and has no health benefits that I know of.

    6. video lost profile image51
      video lostposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Green Tea (Qahwa) is the best after meals

      1. sarovai profile image62
        sarovaiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You are welcome video lover. Why can't you write a hub about green tea(Qahwa) benefits or share your experience in the forum how green tea is helping if we take after meal.

    7. june of ages profile image60
      june of agesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Tea is better for you.  Green tea is particularly healthy. I prefer iced tea to warm tea.   However, nothing can beat coffee in the morning.  I drink a full pot of coffee in the morning.  I prefer Tim horton's coffee or Britt coffee from Costa Rica.

    8. nikki1 profile image55
      nikki1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      HI saroval big_smile
      Decaffeinated tea with ginseng for me, plez. You can't get any better than that. Coffee is not good for the heart. To much caffeinate is bad for your heart. Not to mention your brain.
      MERRY CHRISTMAS to all big_smile

    9. deberon profile image59
      deberonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      A physician recommended drinking hot tea after a meal to assist with the digestion process.  She is an endocrinologist, so she should know what she is talking about smile

    10. Cleanclover profile image61
      Cleancloverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Neither. I drink only one cup tea a day.

      1. sarovai profile image62
        sarovaiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        hi cleanclover

        even if it is one cup of tea ; do you take before food or after food? that is my question

    11. stephensaldana profile image60
      stephensaldanaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Green tea is very good for health.. it helps in getting rid of the toxicants from the body.. and helps in the better growth.. also helps in reducing weight..

      1. sarovai profile image62
        sarovaiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Welcome stephensaldana .Green tea is good. Is it mostly preferred?

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      michaelcavintaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I would recommend coffee!  Coffee is probable the best drink in the world.  It also offers wide range of selections.  You can either have it hot or cold.  Also, there are some health benefits with drinking coffee.  You should try reading the benefits of coffee in online, i.e. http://www.oncoffeemakers.com  Choose coffee!  smile

      1. sarovai profile image62
        sarovaiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Very interesting michaelcavinta. Let me read  the web and come bact to you. smile

    13. plinka profile image69
      plinkaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I think, having coffee or tea after a meal can help digestion. On the other hand, it may cause tooth decay. Having coffee before breakfast is a bad habbit and cause stomach ache. Anyway, having tea instead of coffee is much healthier, especially if you drink green tea. I myself sometimes drink coffee in the afternoon when I'm really tired and have a long day or when my blood glucose level is low.

    14. cmontijo profile image60
      cmontijoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      For what I know drinking hot tea after a meal will help with the digestion process, it's something that a Chinese chef told me to do.

  2. tim-tim profile image34
    tim-timposted 8 years ago

    Coffee before breakfast. Tea after a meal.

    1. CoffeeAddict profile image59
      CoffeeAddictposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Same here.

    2. fastfreta profile image83
      fastfretaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I AGREE, JUST FINISHED MY COFFEE, BEFORE BREAKFAST!

      1. sarovai profile image62
        sarovaiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        very good choice. Has any reason for choosing? smile

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    mtsi1098posted 8 years ago

    I agree with coffee before breakfast...

    1. emievil profile image79
      emievilposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Ditto. Can't really wake up properly without my coffee and breakfast, in that order. smile

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        mtsi1098posted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I am finishing mine now...It is 5:00am here

        1. emievil profile image79
          emievilposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          smile it's 5 pm here, just finished my second cup an hour ago smile, first cup was around 7 this morning.

  4. kephrira profile image58
    kephriraposted 8 years ago

    I read somewhere that having caffeine before exercise can help you to burn more fat. Don't know if it's true though, and I can't remember where I read it know.

  5. sarovai profile image62
    sarovaiposted 8 years ago

    Do you prefer coffee (which has more caffeine ) ?

  6. jiberish profile image76
    jiberishposted 8 years ago

    Coffee, Coffee, and more Coffee..

    1. sarovai profile image62
      sarovaiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      jiberish ,Too much of anything good for nothing. big_smile

      Try to make coffee, coffee. I too like coffee , not too much. The flavour of coffee I enjoy.

  7. DennisBarker profile image58
    DennisBarkerposted 8 years ago

    I'm a coffee man myself, a couple of cups at about 11am get me started and alert enough to focus.

  8. LondonGirl profile image89
    LondonGirlposted 8 years ago

    Coffee - never. Tea - any time!

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      shell20110309posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      drinking hot tea after a meal will help with the digestion process

  9. Gennifer profile image70
    Genniferposted 8 years ago

    As far as I know it's better to drink both tea and coffee before a meal. If you want, you can drink it after your meal, BUT in 30 minutes or more.

  10. RedSonja94 profile image60
    RedSonja94posted 8 years ago

    Definately a coffee girl here.  I am on my first cup for the day right now.  Otherwise tea is a nice relaxer.  As far as which one has more caffine....coffee.  Tea has about half the caffine.

  11. Pearldiver profile image86
    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

    With all due respect: This question is abit like asking if it is preferrable to smoke before, during or after sex yikes
    Would it not depend on the event?

    Having a cup of coffee or tea before a seafood dish for example would completely ruin the taste of the meal. A wine would be a better choice, if you wished to appreciate delicate tastes.

    1. sarovai profile image62
      sarovaiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      We are talking about hot drinks(coffee and tea). You are talking about coloured cold drink (wine) big_smile big_smile big_smile

      1. Pearldiver profile image86
        Pearldiverposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        You're quite right [sorry] But I was really thinking more about the first part of my post lol

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    coffee coffee coffee coffee and more coffee.... hate the taste of tea

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    cosetteposted 8 years ago

    i hardly ever drink coffee. if i do i might have it with friends at Starbuck's or sharing a dessert.

    i always drink tea...if i don't have it first thing in the morning i am horribly off-kilter for the rest of the day.

    there's this one Thai place that serves brings a steaming pot of tea before your meal and they give you these tiny cups and i don't know it just makes the meal even nicer.

  14. Beth100 profile image84
    Beth100posted 8 years ago

    Coffee and tea...really depends on my mood.  If it's coffee, then double shot of expresso into for a single cup for the day.  If it's tea, then I won't stop sipping all day.  As for which has more caffeine -- it's tea.  Did an experiment back in univeristy days, it was tea that came out on top (black tea base).  hmm, now me thinks I'll head out for a Starbucks now... lol

  15. Dark knight rides profile image67
    Dark knight ridesposted 8 years ago

    I'm a coffee drinker, before, during and after meals, and rarely drink tea. It tends to be more of a mid-afternoon, early evening, sitting on the porch relaxing at the end of the day.

  16. qbanmamiof2 profile image58
    qbanmamiof2posted 8 years ago

    I'm Cuban and in my culture we drink mostly coffee but we also drink to tea at certain times.
    Coffee in the morning, before and after lunch and after dinner and dessert.

    We drink linden or chamomile tea when we need to relax, mint tea to give a boost of refreshness and energy.

    Overall it all depends on your cup of tea...ha ha ha No pun intended smile

  17. Ellen_C profile image76
    Ellen_Cposted 8 years ago

    Well probably should have nothing with caffeine if we want to get health technical, but I find that impossible. I drink Coffee every morning smile

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    yummm...coffee lol
    I agree coffee either before or with breakfast. Sadly i'm not that much into tea but I do drink it int he middle of the day or anytime really when I need to calm myself and relax.

  19. R P Chapman profile image61
    R P Chapmanposted 8 years ago

    First thing on waking up must be tea. Without that cuppa the day is ruined. For the rest of the daylight hours it's coffee all the way until the evening meal. After that it's tea again till bedtime... unless there's beer of course! smile

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    Okay favorite tea flavors?
    Favorite coffee falvors? Just wondering smile

    I like mint for tea and...right now working on Kona Mocha Hawaiian coffee yum lol

    1. Jane@CM profile image60
      Jane@CMposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      KONA - I just ordered beans from a great place we found on Maui.  Actually its Kona Peaberry.

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        Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        oooo oooo send me some lol

  21. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 8 years ago

    Coffee, must have coffee.

    Have never found a tea I liked.

  22. Enigmatic Me profile image68
    Enigmatic Meposted 8 years ago

    After growing up in a rural town in a small province of Canada, it would be blasphemous not to say Tea. Its the staple and one thing that reminds me of home the most.

    However, after growing up and moving away from said town, I prefer coffee to tea. I do like it in the morning, and after a good meal. Tea I leave until the fall on a great sunny day when my little girl is asleep and us adults grab a few minutes to soak in the sun and read a book... Oh Sundays.. they are marvelous!

  23. johnnyfr profile image56
    johnnyfrposted 8 years ago

    Tea all day.

    Don't like coffee. Or coffee breath!

  24. sarovai profile image62
    sarovaiposted 7 years ago

    I think majority of people like coffee only.

  25. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 7 years ago

    Tea please. I've never had a cup of coffee.

    1. tksensei profile image61
      tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Why not?

      1. Colebabie profile image60
        Colebabieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Caffeine gives me a headache. In general I've just never cared for it. I've tried coffee flavored things, don't like the taste. I have friends who start out freshman year with one cup a day and now that we're seniors they're up to 4 or 5. I've made it fours years of college without it smile And the old wives tale that it stunts your growth, I don't want to test it, I'm only 5'3 wink

  26. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    I wouldn't think of having tea for breakfast. Coffee -- black.
    But a nice pot of chamomile tea is nice to soothe you to sleep.
    And I'm trying to incorporate more green tea into my diet so if I'm out and about in the afternoon I'll trade in a coffee for a tea.

    Guess that makes me a caffeine beverage slut.

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    nasim23posted 7 years ago

    Drinking three or more cups of tea a day is as good for you as ... But even if you had a really, really strong cup of tea or coffee.so i agree it.

    blueberry smoothies

  28. hinckles koma profile image62
    hinckles komaposted 7 years ago

    whatever you drink just smile and it will go down good if you put some rum in the coffee right before work its the best

    1. sarovai profile image62
      sarovaiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You invented a new drink. let me name it rumcof or cofrum. How you are mixing hot and cold drinks(rum !!!!!!!!)I wonder.

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    ftgfmomposted 7 years ago

    coffee, good to the last drop. gotta go make some. Anyone care for a cup?

  30. bearnmom profile image53
    bearnmomposted 7 years ago

    I have always associated drinking tea with being sick as a child.  That was what my Mom gave us when we had an upset stomach.  We were never allowed to drink coffee and I don't know why.

    I never liked coffee even though I had tried it in all different ways.  I tried it with and without sugar or milk and both.  I only started drinking coffee because I had to walk across a bridge to work in a snow storm and the only thing left in the coffee machine was black coffee.  I have been drinking black coffee now for almost 30 years.

    I still don't like tea too much but can drink it black when coffee is not available.

  31. edguider profile image65
    edguiderposted 7 years ago

    I am all for coffee before breakfast and I have a cup of tea after dinner! Helps me digest, especially green tea.

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    I have been pondering this one since it first caught my eye. I like cereal, so have it in liquid form, beer or Scotch for breakfast. Good for the intestines. finish off with coffee.

    Later for lunch, some coffee and maybe a short beer, more cereal. Then for dinner[which must include alcohol to be dinner] I may start out with a good red wine and finish with my desert with coffee. Then I may have more cereal.

  33. AEvans profile image64
    AEvansposted 7 years ago

    Coffee before breakfast tea at lunch or dinner. smile

  34. Cris A profile image60
    Cris Aposted 7 years ago

    Coffee any time all the time!!! cool

    Iced tea is always an option when dining out though cool

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    CrisA
    http://www.clipartof.com/images/thumbnail/1219.gif

    1. Cris A profile image60
      Cris Aposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      There's something in that coffee C.! I can tell cool

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Ohhh maybe a wee dram. LOL

  37. shai77 profile image83
    shai77posted 7 years ago

    coffee is more popular than tea ,but i think you should simply drink what you like when ever you like.
    As for my self i'm a coffee man. i even have small site about coffee.Does anyone,just in case,have a spare cup of Kopi Luwak?

  38. Shalini Kagal profile image81
    Shalini Kagalposted 7 years ago

    Tea - any time, every time!

    Charlie......wee???? tongue

    1. Cris A profile image60
      Cris Aposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, C., wee???? cool

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    LOL, yeah, Wee as in 2 ozs. LOL well, maybe a lil more. hehe

  40. Shalini Kagal profile image81
    Shalini Kagalposted 7 years ago

    Och laddie - and here I was thinking 'wee' meant a few drops!! big_smile

  41. Flightkeeper profile image72
    Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

    I have to have COFFEE in the morning.  And I'll take my tea iced please.

  42. ForTheInterim profile image76
    ForTheInterimposted 7 years ago

    I do love coffee! However while living in Scotland, I drank lots of tea and loved it.  It also helps that all the office coffee was instant.... (ew)  After a cup of tea I feel more refreshed than after a cup of coffee though.. pros and cons for each.

    Coffee in the morning or early afternoon. Never in the late afternoon or evenings - I won't sleep!

  43. sarovai profile image62
    sarovaiposted 7 years ago

    Either coffee or tea ,If we talk after dinner , going to affect our nice sleep. I have seen most of the working people, drinks coffee or tea to keep them awake.

  44. geminimoon profile image61
    geminimoonposted 7 years ago

    ANY TIME is a good time for coffe or tea.

  45. sarovai profile image62
    sarovaiposted 7 years ago

    welcome geminimoon, It is not advisable to take tea or coffee all time , everytime. There should be limitations. otherwise it will affect your health.sad

  46. dutchman1951 profile image61
    dutchman1951posted 7 years ago

    Coffee for me
    Rainy moring here writing Poetry
    steam comming off the cup, thinking...quiet

    sweet

    Jon

    1. sarovai profile image62
      sarovaiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      At rainy times , really we enjoy with coffee or tea.

  47. robie2 profile image91
    robie2posted 7 years ago

    Can't start the day without a big steaming mug of coffee,cream, no sugar butnever drink it after three in the afternoon-- keeps me awake. But I love my afternoon tea--English Breakfast with milk please and no sugar and please pass the munchies, will you?

    1. Flightkeeper profile image72
      Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      A spot of Earl Grey in the afternoon sounds good and refreshing, and would love to get to do it more often.

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        mtsi1098posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        eg is the best tea arrrrrrrrrrrround...

        1. Flightkeeper profile image72
          Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Sounds like you have a Scots Afternoon Tea version wink

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            mtsi1098posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            smile

  48. ms mocha profile image55
    ms mochaposted 7 years ago

    I am a coffee girl through and through and try to do as the Italians do.  Milky, frothy coffees are for before noon.  After that, it's americanos and espressos all the way! I agree with one hubber who said that decaff hurt her feelings!!!!!

    1. andyizeluk profile image57
      andyizelukposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      haha decaff coffee is like a double negative, it should not exist.

  49. sarovai profile image62
    sarovaiposted 7 years ago

    Still coffee is leading before or after food. World wide coffee is grown more or what?yikes

  50. JulietduPreez profile image69
    JulietduPreezposted 7 years ago

    I'd have to say that neither is good. Really shouldn't drink round meal times cause it dilutes digestive enzymes.
    Makes it even worse if you have milk in your tea or coffee.

 
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