If you want to live a long, comfortable life, you’ll want to eat a diet that promotes longevity. In other words, you’d often choose foods full of nutrients that support your body’s many functions and lower your risk for chronic diseases, like arthritis, heart disease and Alzheimer’s. But even though we tend to focus on eating a diet that supports longevity, physicians and nutrition experts say there are a few beverage options you may want to sip more often. Below, we share six drinks for longevity with health benefits that will support your for years to come.
1. Green Tea: Antioxidants in food and beverages like tea may offer some protection against chronic health conditions, according to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. They neutralize free radicals, which can cause cellular and DNA damage that may lead to chronic inflammation and disease.
Green tea and its compounds, including epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), have been studied for their protective effects against health conditions like heart disease and cancer, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Excerpted from Livestrong