To Your Health
December, 2021 (Vol. 15, Issue 12)
Drink (Coffee and Tea) to Better Health
By Editorial Staff
We're talking about coffee and tea, and considering how many people drink both beverages worldwide on a daily basis, new research is good news for the overwhelming majority of the planet. In fact, drinking coffee and tea could not only significantly improve your Golden Years; it could save your life.
Let's learn why coffee and tea are essential for your health, and how much makes a difference.
Dementia and stroke – two words no one wants to hear. Dementia is a general term defined by some disturbing specifics:, according to the Alzheimer's Association: "loss of memory, language, problem-solving and other thinking abilities that are severe enough to interfere with daily life." Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia.
A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain or a part of the brain is reduced or interrupted entirely. The result: brain tissue can't get the oxygen and nutrients it needs to survive. Within minutes, brain cells can begin to die, which is why stroke is considered a medical emergency.
Unfortunately, we can't completely control whether we suffer dementia, a stroke or both in our lifetime, but new research suggests drinking coffee and tea is one way to reduce the risk. Findings published in PLOS One and featuring 365,682 participants (50 to 74 years old) reveal that drinking 2-3 cups a day of coffee; 4-5 cups a day of tea; or 4-6 cups of a combination of the two is associated with the lowest risk. Coffee / tea consumption was assessed at baseline and study participants were tracked for more than a decade, on average, to determine whether they experienced dementia or suffered a stroke.
So drink up – coffee and tea aren't just quick pick-me-up and soothing downtime beverages, respectively; they're also essential health-promoting drinks that can improve your life - and even save it. Talk to your doctor for more information.