A new study has found that drinking coffee or green tea every day can diminish a person’s risk of having a stroke.
It's Monday morning and the alarm clock goes off. What's one of the first things we do after rolling out of bed? Turn that coffee machine on! Whether your morning pick-me-up is an energy-boosting coffee or a steamy green tea, it’s making you a little healthier without you even knowing about it.
The Japan-based study from Stroke, a journal from the American Heart Association, found that the more green tea a person drinks, the lower their risk is for a stroke.
In fact, the study found that green-tea drinkers who have four teas a day have an almost 20 percent lower risk of stroke than those who do not drink green tea.
For the coffee drinkers, those who had just one cup a day were found to have the same 20 percent lower risk than non-coffee drinkers.
Similar studies in the U.S. have also seen a lowered stroke risk for coffee and green tea drinkers, NPR reports.
Why do these drinks reduce the risk of stroke?
Well, the study found that both drinks contain certain health-influencing compounds that help lower the risk, but it also pointed to caffeine as helping to keep the drinker healthy.
At the end of the day, your slight addiction to caffeine might not be that bad. So, whatever your morning drink is, don’t be afraid to indulge. It just might keep you stroke-free for life!