Food + Nutrition
This matcha green tea powder from BLK & BOLD checks all the health-boosting boxes and tastes great when served hot or cold.
Matcha is chock-full of catechins—aka ECGC—which contain anti-inflammatory and cancer-fighting compounds,” Tracy Lockwood Beckerman, RD, previously told Well+Good. “These helpful antioxidants go after inflammation in the body and work to repair and heal the damage.”
Black tea contains antioxidant polyphenols, L-theanine, and flavanols. As a result, it's likewise protective against the development of several chronic diseases including type 2 diabetes, cancer, stroke, and cardiovascular disease.
BLK & BOLD’s black tea is bursting with peach flavor and antioxidants, which is one more reason why it is so good for cognitive function and longevity.
Coffee similarly contains caffeine and is chock-full of beneficial antioxidants. Coffee is also rich in essential nutrients, including vitamin B5, manganese, potassium, magnesium, and niacin. Overall, its consumption is linked to improved risk for type 2 diabetes, depression, neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, and liver disease.
“Sardinians are famous for their daily consumption of the robust, regional red wine called Cannonau,” says Buettner. If you’re on the hunt for the red wine of choice for those in the Blue Zones, this is it. Cannonau di Sardegna, the local name for grenache, has two to three times the amount of flavonoids (a type of antioxidant) as compared to other red wines.