When it comes to looking the way you want as you age, your diet plays a key role in how many wrinkles you develop and where your body stores fat. Drinks that are going to help in this process are those that keep you hydrated, have very little added sugar and calories, and contain nutrients or antioxidants that can help fight aging and boost weight loss. Eat This, Not That! consulted a handful of experts to get the lowdown on which drinks you need to work into your daily meal regimen in order to ensure you don't look a day over 30 while keeping your abdominal fat at the level you desire.


One of the most effective beverages that burns fat and keeps your skin looking youthful has been sitting right under your nose this whole time. "The closest thing you're looking for would be water," Katie Tomaschko, MS, RDN, a registered dietitian nutritionist at Sporting Smiles says. "Water provides hydration, which can help support a healthy metabolism and a healthy lifestyle. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help with weight management/maintenance and may help slow down certain [effects] of aging such as cognitive impairment and lessening skin integrity." According to a report published in Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, drinking plenty of water and staying hydrated is a key in keeping your skin feeling hydrated and looking younger. So yes, those moisturizers and creams can help, but not unless your foundation is drinking water.

Chlorophyll water

Chlorophyll water might sound incredibly trendy, but the active ingredient of this drink has what it takes to burn belly fat while keeping you looking young. "Chlorophyll water is an easy way to detox, promote skin health, and provide the body with significant amounts of antioxidants," says Trista Best, RD, a registered dietitian at Balance One. While chlorophyll water comes chock full of antioxidants, its namesake ingredient takes digestion and fat burning to the next level. "Chlorophyll improves the quality of red blood cells thereby enabling them to carry more oxygen," Best explained. "The greater amount of oxygen circulating in the body means more nutrients and energy are flowing as well. Better nutrient absorption and increased energy can encourage weight loss by enabling you to take part in more physical activity."

Green tea

While black coffee sounds tempting, many folks can't imagine giving up their morning green tea in place of a cup of joe – especially if they want to burn some belly fat. Luckily, green tea presents similar benefits as black coffee. Dr. Hunnes explains that green tea contains antioxidants that stop inflammation in its tracks and makes sure you stay hydrated. A study published in the Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health found a link between high green tea consumption and lower chances of abdominal obesity. Another study, published in Journal of Functional Foods, concluded that participants who drank green tea for twelve weeks had less visceral fat than those who didn't at the end of the study. While there are plenty of human-based studies on green tea and abdominal fat, there is less research on green tea and skin aging. However, one animal study published in Toxicological Research found that the polyphenols found in green tea may have anti-aging effects on the skin.These combined benefits of green tea can help slow down the aging process and ensure you stay one step ahead of age lines and wrinkles, as well as abdominal fat.


If you love to wake up with a mug of steaming black coffee, you might already have found one of the best drinks for reducing belly fat and keeping your skin looking timeless."[Black coffee is] a calorie-free drink that has so many anti-inflammatory antioxidants and is hydrating," says Dana Ellis Hunnes, PhD, MPH, RD. "Both of which help with both fat burning (by revving the metabolism – as does caffeine), and anti-aging by keeping skin plump and hydrated." A large study on Japanese adults, which was published in Nutrients, found that daily consumption of coffee was linked to lower incidence of abdominal fat. If you love coffee but aren't a fan of drinking it black, just make sure to watch how much sugar you're adding to each cup. A study published in the European Journal of Preventative Cardiology found that higher levels of added sugar consumption were linked to more abdominal fat.