These six drinks fight aging. See what they are and when to down them.
When to Drink: First Thing In The Morning
Guzzle water, Dr. Lodge suggests. Hydrating will help beat that groggy feeling and make your skin look its glowy best (both now and later in life), says David E. Bank, M.D., a dermatologist in Mount Kisco, New York.
COFFEE When to Drink: At Breakfast
Coffee may help your heart and (if you take it black) metabolism, and it reduces risk for some types of cancer, studies show.
GREEN TEA When to Drink: At Lunch
Sip tea. Green kick-start metabolism and can help fend off breast cancer, says Jonathan R. Cole, M.D., medical director of the California Health and Longevity Institute. Black may lower blood pressure, research from the University of Western Australia suggests.
HOT COCOA When to Drink: P.M. Snack
Hot cocoa (have it over ice if you can’t take the heat) has more antioxidants than does coffee, red wine or green tea, a study from Cornell University reveals. Great for your heart and skin.