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Coffee or Tea for Seniors: Watch the Video

by Reed Stevens on December 14

Did you know for every single cup of coffee consumed in the world, there are also three cups of tea taken in? Now, I'm not saying this solves the ongoing dilemma of coffee vs. tea — which is better — but it does provide insight to what consumers prefer, overall. If this number ratio didn't catch your eye, then think of it like this: just in the United States, 47 million Americans drink coffee every day. Impressive, right? Well, compare this number to the 158 million who drink tea daily. But regardless of how popular tea is compared to a coffee, it's fair to say both have some major health benefits — especially for older individuals near or in retirement.


Our team found it inspiring to be reminded yet again of the popularity of these beverages in the industry as we researched these statistics. And the key takeaway from this video? They're both great choices. Tea and coffee provide health benefits to seniors who are searching for a warm beverage to drink. Below are just some reasons why these can benefit the individuals at your senior living center.

Tea is Warm + Healthy

Tea can benefit seniors in a number of ways. For starters, tea contains no sodium, fat, carbonation, or sugar. None at all – making it a suitable beverage to carry at any senior living center. Tea also contains flavonoids, which are naturally occurring compounds suggested to have antioxidant properties, which help assist in neutralizing free radicals. Scientists believe these can damage certain elements in the body like genetic material and lipids over time.

Additionally, tea can help with your daily food digestion. Healthline provides more information on nine specific tea ingredients that can be used to help older adults with this:

  • Peppermint
  • Ginger
  • Gentian Root
  • Fennel
  • Angelica Root
  • Dandelion
  • Senna
  • Marshmallow Root
  • Black Tea

These can help with issues ranging from nausea and constipation to preventing stomach ulcers — all of which are extremely easy to make and are widely available. "Tea can also reduce the risk of osteoporosis," says Silver Cuisine. It has shown to protect bones against demineralization — which could ultimately lead to bone fractures and falls for seniors.

Coffee – More Than the Caffeine You Crave

Yes – you read the header correctly. Coffee can provide your seniors with more than just caffeine so many humans crave. It also provides major health benefits like lessening the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, stated a study conducted by Krembil Brain Institute. Coffee (in moderation) has been shown to improve memory and concentration. Battling memory loss diseases with the power of life's simple pleasures — like a warm cup of Joe — make it all the more reason why Bernick's believes in our coffee products.

Bernick's Brands

With over 1,100 current customers (and counting), Bernick's provides the national, regional, and locally roasted coffee and tea brands you know and love. What are some, you ask? We feel these will best relate to you:

However, our team is also aware consumers are looking for products to provide them with more than just the benefits. They want a unique experience to back it up. People spoke, and we listened — Artisan coffee products — our fastest growing category. From cold press assortments to gourmet hot drinks, the possibilities are limitless.

Coffee vs Tea – Who Wins?

At the end of the day though, both beverages are great — and with them together, we all win! How does Bernick's make your coffee and hot beverage experience personal, custom, and accessible? Simple — we provide you with the unmatched portfolio you're looking for. Discover what benefits a micro market packed full of coffee and and tea options would bring to your senior care center.

Let us Help Your Senior Living Community  We have specialists on staff who have experience working with the needs of  Senior Living Communities and are eager to help you find solutions. Talk with a Senior Living Specialist

Topics: coffee, senior living, Tea

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