Your teeth might get brighter
Coffee is notorious for staining teeth, so switching to tea could make your smile brighter, especially if you stick with white or green tea. “Your teeth won’t get stained as much, which people often don’t think about,” says Sonya Angelone, RDN, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, in San Francisco. Here are the 7 things that happen to your body when you drink coffee every day.
You could lower your cholesterol
Drip coffee removes compounds called cafestol and kahweol, but unfiltered coffee, like French pressed coffee or espresso, retains them. Why should you care? Those compounds may increase LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, which could up your risk for heart attack and stroke. “A lot of people drink unfiltered coffee because they don’t think of espresso as unfiltered,” says Angelone. Swap out those coffee drinks for tea, though, and your cholesterol may improve. Don’t miss the amazing health benefits of green tea.