9. Learn to love green—and white—tea
Coffee and black tea contain antioxidants, too, but there’s growing evidence that the antioxidants in green tea, and even more so in white, are especially effective at mitigating cell damage from oxidative stress and protecting against certain diseases, including breast cancer. Both contain properties that can also help lower the risk of heart disease and stroke. A 2009 U.S. study even found that oral supplements derived from green tea helped the appearance of sun-damaged skin.
Try this: Start by replacing one beverage—coffee or a soft drink—with a cup of green or white tea, and work up to three to five cups a day.