“The evidence keeps mounting on the health benefits of drinking coffee — filtered, with no added flavors, sugars or dairy — and green tea. We know coffee reduces the risk of Type 2 diabetes, liver disease and breast cancer and helps forestall or slow progression of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, and the caffeine and phytonutrients in coffee and green tea can help fight off cancers, dementia and cardiovascular disease. Plus, a recent meta-analysis in BMJ Open showed that consumption of coffee was associated with a 9 percent reduction in prostate cancer risk.
Now, a 15-year study in the journal Stroke shows that if folks who have had a stroke drink around 24 ounces of green tea daily, they will lower their risk of dying over that period of time by 24 percent and heart attack survivors who drink one 5-ounce cup of coffee a day reduce their overall risk of death by around 22 percent. People who have never had astroke or heart attack and drink one or more cups of coffee a week have about a 14 percent lower risk of death than noncoffee drinkers. So drink up!”