Green tea has already been found to lower cholesterol, improve cognitive function, and even have anti-cancer properties.
After all, the beverage has been shown to aid in the recovery from heart attacks and strokes.
Drinking at least seven cups of green tea a day reduced the risk of death from any cause by about 62% for stroke survivors, according to new research published in the journal Stroke.
Survivors of heart attacks, according to WebMD, saw similar results, with their risk of heart attack recurrence dropping by up to 53%.
As an alternative to green tea, the study found that another warm beverage, though not as potent, may reduce your mortality risk for heart attack survivors.
Just one cup of coffee a day reduced the risk of death for heart attack survivors by 22%, compared to those who didn't drink coffee on a regular basis.
A cup of coffee a day reduced the risk of death from any cause by 14% for participants without a history of stroke or heart disease
but there was no link between green tea consumption and mortality. When it comes to extending one's life
both heart attack and stroke survivors may benefit from drinking green tea every day, while everyone can enjoy the occasional cup.
Data from nearly 50,000 Japanese adults aged 40-79 was collected over the course of about 20 years for this study. Although coffee may have been prepared with milk and sugar