A hot mug of stroke prevention

Want to learn how to reduce your risk of stroke? It could be as easy as downing a couple of hot steaming mugs of green tea or coffee a day.

I've shared some of the benefits of a regular tea or black coffee habit with you over the years...from potentially lowering your risk of breast cancer to helping fight off the nasty superbug MRSA.

Black tea drinking has even been linked to lower blood pressure.

But now, Japanese researchers are saying that drinking either green tea or coffee as part of your regular routine, may be how to reduce your risk of stroke.

According to the study published in the journal Stroke, people who drink at least one cup of coffee a day may have a 20 percent lower risk of stroke compared to those that rarely indulge in a cup of java. Those who drink two to three cups of green tea have a 14 percent potential lower risk than those who seldom indulge.

And if you have a four cup a day green-tea habit, your stroke risk may be 20 percent lower than your non-tea drinking friends.

Care to join me in a mug?