I was sipping my favorite Kenyan roast when I read the latest good news for coffee and tea drinkers. A new analysis found that these drinks can lower your risk for type 2 diabetes. The more the better!
University of Sydney researchers looked at the data from 18 studies involving more than 500,000 people -- 21,000 of whom developed diabetes. And they found great news for those of us who love our hot beverages:
- Three to four cups of coffee per day can lower your risk by 25 percent compared drinking two or fewer cups
- Three to four cups of decaf can lower the risk by 33 percent compared to those who drink no coffee; and
- Three or more cups of tea each day can cut the risk of diabetes by 20 percent.
And of course, both coffee and tea -- especially green tea -- come with plenty of other great health benefits.
Recently, I told you that a steady stream of coffee may lower your risk for prostate cancer by up to 60 percent. And if you want to know more about green tea's benefits -- and how to drink it right -- be sure to read, "Just a spoonful of sugar... and a slice of lemon."