Recent research shows that the risk of having a stroke is decreased by 32 percent for those who drink one cup of coffee or two cups of green tea daily.
The report published in ‘Stroke’ Journal March 2013, surveyed 83,000 men and women of 45 to 74 years in age about how much green tea and coffee they drank.
During this study they documented all the deaths from both heart disease and stroke.
They then followed up with those surveyed over 13 years and found that the people who had at least one cup of coffee a day had a lowered risk for hemorrhagic stoke (where a blood vessel bursts in the brain and account for 13 percent of strokes) by around 20 percent.
Those who drank 2-3 cups of green tea a day had a 14 percent lower risk of stroke than those who did not drink it and those who drank at least four cups a day lowered their risk by 20 percent.
It was noted, however that the people who drank green tea were more likely to exercise compared to non-drinkers, so this may have also been a contributing factor.
So if you don’t already drink coffee or tea, now is a good time to start!
They not only have zero calories but also boost your health and lower your risk of stroke.
If you’re worried about the caffeine content try decaf coffee. Studies also show that the caffeine levels in tea are not enough to counteract the water that we drink with it so is perfectly fine to drink daily.