The American Heart Association recommends that you get four glasses of water a day and eat no more than 300 grams of fat per day, but many people find that these recommendations are too restrictive.
“A lot of people feel like if you get the right amount of fat, that’s all you need,” says Jennifer Binder, director of research at the nonprofit Heart Research Institute.
“So, it’s really important to be flexible and have as much variety as possible.”
One common recommendation is that you should drink about 2 cups of green tea per day.
That’s more than enough to get your daily dose of the anti-inflammatory benefits of green coffee.
Some of the best choices for heart health include black tea, blackcurrant, green tea and other teas that have been found to lower LDL cholesterol and raise HDL, or good-quality, HDL-cholesterol.
“There are many tea varieties that have beneficial properties,” says Binder.
“I would say for heart disease, the one you want is the one that has the least amount of calories, and the least fat.
That way, you can focus on the health benefits.”
You can also make your own tea with any kind of coffee.
You can even make your tea yourself, or order tea online.
“Some people are really into that whole health-focused tea thing,” says Lisa O’Donnell, a clinical nutritionist at the University of Texas Medical Branch.
She recommends that people who are in their late 40s or 50s and aren’t already active should start getting their coffee fix at a younger age.
“You can start getting your caffeine at age 45 or earlier,” she says.
“But it’s important to not be overly anxious about the number of cups you need, or how much coffee you drink, or what time of day you drink it.”
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