In Thursday's Healthier Me, drinking coffee and green tea can lower your risk for stroke.
A large study of adults in Japan revealed those who drink at least one cup of coffee a day had a 20% lower risk for stroke. Drinking two to three cups of green tea also lower the risk a similar amount, but it was the combination of the two that had the biggest impact.
Researchers found that drinking one cup of coffee and two cups of green tea lowered the risk for intracerebral hemorrhages -- which makes up 13% of strokes -- by a third, and experts say regularly drinking coffee and tea may prevent blood clots from forming, which lowers the risk for stroke.
Study conducted at Japan National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center.
Study published in the journal Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.