This Is the Best Drink for Longevity, According to a Top Functional Medicine Doctor

By: Emily Laurence.

If one of your health goals is to live a long, healthy life (and whose isn’t, really), your kitchen may already be stocked with longevity-boosting foods. Frozen blueberries in the freezer, beans in the pantry, leafy greens in the crisper…they are all linked to adding years to your life. But what about when it comes to what to drink?

While you might guess red wine (it is a beloved beverage in moderation among Blue Zones-dwelling Italians), functional medicine doctor and The Pegan Diet ($22) author Mark, Hyman, MD, says the best drink for longevity is actually green tea. “Tea is a super beverage that contains potent phenolic compounds that fight cancer and pro