Although many of us still think of our morning cup of coffee as just a way to help us wake up a little less grouchy, research has proven that it can also deliver big health benefits.
In fact, from reducing your risk of diabetes and heart disease to improving liver health and fighting gout, coffee can help you stay at your best.
A certain type of coffee has even been linked to improved brain health!
Now, research is once again proving the value of drinking your morning cup of Joe and has even found a coffee friend you can opt for if the taste of coffee isn’t really your cup of tea.
Coffee or tea: either way, your brain will thank you
The study by a team of scientists from Tianjin Medical University studied followed a whopping 365,682 participants from the UK Biobank monitoring their long-term health compared to their daily coffee and tea-drinking habits.
And if you’re not already a coffee or tea-lover, the results might make your rethink your morning routine.
The team found that:
- People who drank either coffee or tea regularly had a 28 percent lower risk of dementia compared to those who went for neither drink.
- Drinking just two to three cups of coffee and two to three cups of tea per day lowers stroke risk by a full 32 percent.
- Those who drink two to three cups of coffee, three to five cups of tea, or any combination of four to six cups of both beverages each day enjoy the lowest rates of both stroke and dementia.
Yup, coffee and tea don’t just love your brain, they could save your brain!
Additionally, the researchers point out that for many people who do suffer a stroke, dementia can be a side effect of the damage that occurs inside the brain.
But never fear…
Coffee and tea were found to help with that issue as well.
The study showed that drinking more coffee or combining coffee and tea in your daily life can also lower the risk of post-stroke dementia.
Make it a healthy habit
These findings mean that drinking more coffee or tea could be one of the best things you can do for your brain.
However, as with anything too much of a good thing is never good.
Follow these tips from my colleague, Joyce Hollman, to get the most from your coffee habit.
And have some fun with your tea choices to take your health benefits to the next level.
Talk about a winning combination!
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