Are you a tea lover who gets warmed up in chilling weather or a coffee lover who loves to get that morning boost? Congrats! You have many chances to avoid a stroke. A new study is suggesting that both coffee and tea have the qualities that may cut down your risk of getting a stroke.
The recent journal from the American Heart Association states that consuming coffee, tea or green tea in moderate levels can decrease the risk of stroke by 20%. Especially, people who drink green tea on a regular basis have the increased chances of preventing the risk of a stroke.
The study was one of the first of its kind, performed on a large scale to determine the combined effects of coffee and green tea on stroke. This small and effective lifestyle change can reduce the risk of stroke significantly.
The research was conducted on around 80,000 Japan citizens who drink green regularly. The age of people who are involved in this survey was between 45 to 60 years, which is considered as the common age with a high risk of getting a stroke.
Tea and coffee are the highest consuming drinks across the world and they share the spot next to the water. The daily consumption of green tea and coffee has its own benefits other than just preventing stroke. They are proven to prevent certain cardiovascular diseases too! Here are a few interesting facts about the research.
- When it comes to reducing the risk of stroke, coffee has a higher ground compared to green tea.
- People who consume coffee at least once a day have around 20% of lower chances of getting a stroke, compared to the people who had it rarely.
- People who had consumed green tea has around 14% of the lowered risk of stroke. It also depends on the number of cups they have consumed per day.
- The rick lowering chances higher in the people who drank both green tea and coffee. In people who drank 1 cup of coffee and 2 cups of green tea are reducing their stroke risk chances by 34 per cent. However, the impact is focused on one type of stroke (Intracerebral hemorrhage).
- The lifestyle factors such as alcohol consumption, tobacco use, sex, age, weight, diet patterns, exercise and other characteristics are influencing the results.
The consumption of green tea or coffee on a regular basis, not only regulates the blood flow but also keep the blood clots from forming. This is one of the reasons why doctors and nutritionists recommend moderate levels of coffee and green tea.
What’s in the Cup of Coffee and Green Tea
The credit of preventing the stroke and cardiovascular diseases goes to the antioxidants present in coffee and green tea. The impact of caffeine, the major substance in coffee, prevents the blood clots and ensures there is sufficient oxygen provided to the brain. Deeper investigations need to be conducted to conclude the bio-mechanism involved in this process.
On the other hand, it is still unclear for the scientists to determine as on how exactly green tea works to reduce the risk of getting a stroke. It’s probably the impact of the compound group known as catechins that may provide protection to the blood vessels. The antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties available in the green tea will certainly help in protecting the blood vessels from any sort of damage.
There is a need for further investigations in order to concrete the results. Also, there are various conditions that influence the impact of coffee and green tea on a particular person. While relying on the facts of this research and continuing to maintain a healthy lifestyle would be the best way to prevent all sorts of health conditions, including the stroke.