CUP OF COFFEE OR TEA —
Coffee can be good for you, a message that seems to be getting across to the general public despite years of negative, misinformed press. A meta-analysis reported that drinking coffee was more often associated with benefit than harm. It was shown that three to four cups of coffee a day was linked with a 19pc lower risk of dying from heart disease.
For those who prefer a cup of tea, don’t worry, the findings on tea and heart disease are actually upbeat. A study that followed more than 37,000 people for 13 years reported those who drank plenty of tea were less likely to die of heart disease than people who don’t drink tea.
In fact, those who drank three to six cups of tea each day were 45pc less likely to die from heart disease than those who drank less than one cup.