Is drinking chai better for you than drinking coffee?
Ah, the age-old question: is chai better for you than coffee? As a lover of both, we’ve done some digging to give you the scoop on which one comes out on top.
First things first, let's talk about what makes chai so special. For starters, it's often made with a mix of warming spices like cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom, which not only taste delicious but also have some serious health benefits. These spices have been shown to reduce inflammation, aid digestion, and even boost brain function. Plus, chai typically contains less caffeine than a cup of coffee, which can be a bonus if you're looking to cut back on your caffeine intake. Our Dandi Chai (with healing dandelion root!) is the perfect caffeine-free option and even subtly resembles coffee with its warm and nutty flavour profile.
On the other hand, coffee also has its fair share of health benefits. It's been linked to a lower risk of certain diseases like type 2 diabetes and Cardiovascular disease, and can even improve exercise performance. Plus, let's be real, sometimes you just need that caffeine jolt to get you through the day.
So, which one is better for you? Well, it really depends on what you're looking for. If you're trying to cut back on caffeine or want to reap the benefits of those delicious chai spices, go for the chai. But if you need that caffeine boost or are a die-hard coffee fan, there's nothing wrong with sticking to your daily cup of joe.
But what if you want the best of both worlds? Enter: The Dirty Chai. This delightful concoction is the lovechild that combines both chai and espresso in one sultry package. Whether you need that extra kick in the morning, or you simply can’t choose which one you want, the dirty chai is certainly growing in popularity and will satisfy both cravings at once!
So, is chai better for you than coffee? It's really up to you to decide. That being said, there are so many ways to enjoy chai that we have to ask ourselves, why would you want anything else?
Check out our 5 Ways to Chai to see which chai is right for you, after all the options are endless! Need more convincing on why we should all hail the chai gods, check out our Top Benefits of Chai written by chai ambassador and Nutritionist, Holly Nash for all her expert chai knowledge.
Love From, The Calmer Team