Drinks Celebrities Credited For Their Long Lives

For better or worse, people love to take health advice from celebrities. Maybe it's because of their success and fame, or perhaps their beauty. Either way, the world tends to see them as paragons of health and wellness. Over the years, celebrities of all kinds have gone on record talking about which drinks they consume religiously to aid their health or lengthen their lives. While none are exactly what you'd call the fountain of youth, there are some drinks that can definitely add a small boost to your health.

From green tea to vodka, there are all kinds of beverages that celebrities swear by for one reason or another. Some claim they help aid weight loss, while others help simply by offering a bit of relaxation at the end of a long day. Either way, there are some surprising (and not-so-surprising) drinks that the stars drink to consume as their own personal elixirs of life.

Bone broth

A few years ago, chicken and beef stock went through a huge public relations makeover and the benefits of bone broth, as it's now called, became a household name. Celebrities of all kinds started speaking in interviews about the benefits they have been seeing with bone broth. So what makes this drink so healthful? The process of simmering animal bones releases collagen, which has been proven to be beneficial to the body. Low levels of collagen can cause irritable bowel syndrome, and high levels have been linked to smoother skin and a more youthful appearance.

While there are pricey, store-bought options for bone broth in virtually every grocery store, it's incredibly easy to make at home. This recipe for an immune-system-boosting bone broth takes just a few minutes to put together before simmering slowly on the stove and filling your home with a wonderful, comforting aroma that will cure even the deepest winter blues.

Apple cider vinegar

The benefits of apple cider vinegar have been known throughout the world even before man knew the exact ways that it worked. Modern studies have linked consuming apple cider vinegar to everything from lowering blood glucose levels to killing dangerous food-borne bacteria before it has a chance to cause you harm. Numerous celebrities have spoken publicly about their habit of consuming straight apple cider vinegar for all kinds of health benefits. Everyone from Katy Perry to Scarlett Johansson enjoys apple cider vinegar as part of their regular health routine.

While there are many proven health benefits of apple cider vinegar, there are a few myths surrounding it that won't go away. One, in particular, is that it can cause weight loss. In more than one study, apple cider vinegar did nothing to aid weight loss in any significant way that a regular exercise routine and healthy diet couldn't.

Green tea

The results are clear: Consuming green tea has been shown to have a positive effect on cardiovascular health and a decreased rate of mortality. According to Access Online, Gwyneth Paltrow is a huge fan of this drink and rarely leaves home without consuming at least one cup. Even Kendall Jenner reportedly drinks 12 cups a day to keep her famous figure. Cold or hot, green tea has plenty of health benefits when consumed even once a day. Some studies looked at people who consume at least five cups a day, and the benefits only increase, especially if the tea replaces less-healthy alternatives such as sugar-laden juice or soda.

Even if not consumed, green tea can also have a positive effect externally. In the same way that the anti-inflammatory properties of green tea help the inside of your body, it can help reduce puffiness and increase circulation in the face. Green tea also contains vitamins E and B2, which can help maintain collagen levels in the skin, notes Medical News Today.

Lemon water

We all know about Beyonce and lemonade, but what about lemon water? The A-list star turned heads in her 2006 role in the movie "Dreamgirls" where she had to lose 20 pounds to in two weeks (which we don't recommend replicating as that can be very dangerous; consult your doctor if you're looking to lose weight). She credited her rapid weight loss to the master cleanse, a diet that revolves mostly around drinking a concoction made mostly of lemon water. She's such a fan of the drink, that she has now invested in a bottled lemon water company called Lemon Perfect, notes Billboard.

Lemon water contains key nutrients like vitamin C and has very little sugar. In addition, replacing snacks and unhealthy drinks with lemon water can eliminate some toxins from the diet. While some calorie restriction has been proven to be beneficial, a well-balanced diet is still the main recommendation by most health organizations. For a simple swap, try trading your morning orange juice for a tall glass of water with a few slices of lemon.

Protein shake

A balanced diet includes an adequate amount of all the key macronutrients — carbohydrates, fats, and protein. It might be a stretch to suggest that a protein smoothie can lengthen your life, but Jennifer Aniston claims this particular recipe is her favorite. Aniston's endorsement (albeit paid) carries extra weight due to the star's seemingly ageless appearance, though other stars (like Jennifer Garner) have also promoted the benefits of protein smoothies. Protein-rich foods can help fuel a heart-healthy workout and give you enough energy to stay active throughout the day.

Protein powder is a convenient way to make a protein shake, but there are other ways to get protein into a smoothie. With the right recipe, black beans can be a sneaky but cheap way to add protein to your diet. The trick is to pair it with the right ingredients to cover up the taste of the beans. If smoothies and shakes aren't really your bag, you can always add protein powder to your oatmeal to get those extra nutrients in.

Green juice

The benefits of fresh fruits and vegetables are well known to benefit health and increase longevity. It can be hard to get in all those servings in a day, so juicing has become increasingly popular in recent years. Several celebrities swear by green juice to keep them looking and feeling younger. Goldie Hawn drinks green juice every day, according to People, and Debra Messing claims that she skips working out and doesn't feel so bad because she starts "every day with a huge glass of green juice with kale, spinach, ginger, lemon and celery," (via People).

Even culinary master Martha Stewart likes her green juice. In a video posted to TikTok, Martha credits green juice as her real secret to looking good at her age. Green juices are easy to create at home and can be made using just a few staple ingredients you might already have at home, like cucumber, apple, and kale. For a spicy and sweet version, try this recipe for a green juice that has serrano chile.


The legendary actress Betty White was one of the oldest working actresses in Hollywood until she passed away earlier this year. Before that, people have been dying to know the secret of her longevity and youthful energy. In more than one interview, White has credited vodka as the secret to her fountain of youth. In a famous interview with David Letterman, White and Letterman share a glass on the rocks after she states vodka is "kind of a hobby."

White doesn't just like to enjoy her vodka for the taste (which she prefers with lemon), but she has often joked that "vodka keeps her young" (via Closer). It's not just a joke, either. Along with wine, vodka has actually been proven to correlate to a decreased risk of cardiac risk. So if you want to have a long and happy life, shake up a martini and cheers to your good health.

Diet Coke

The famous German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld left an indelible mark on the fashion industry and the world. He worked as a designer right up until his death at the age of 85. While the secret to his ability to remain successful at such an advanced age may always be a mystery, he did credit a strict diet as the source of his energy.

Lagerfeld doesn't drink any coffee or tea but does drink soda, including up to 10 Diet Cokes a day, according to The Cut. In an interview with Harper's Bazaar, the designer claims he drinks Diet Coke "from the minute [he gets] up to the minute [he goes] to bed." There might be something to the whole Diet Coke thing, as a Michigan woman told Time Magazine that the secret to her 104 years of age was consuming at least one Diet Coke per day. Studies haven't found any specific link between diet soda and health, though. In fact, they've found the opposite, so take that with a grain of salt.


Sir Winston Churchill was a famous boozehound and went on record many times talking about his love for all kinds of drinks, from Champagne to whiskey. While Churchill drank more than any doctor would recommend for health, there must be something to his diet as he was one of the greatest Prime Ministers in British history and worked until he was 80 years old.

When Churchill was a young man traveling the world, he "began adding a dab of whiskey to dirty drinking water to disguise the taste and prevent disease," (via Grape Collective). Once, while recollecting time in the Boer war, Churchill stated, "The water was not fit to drink. To make it palatable we had to add whiskey. By diligent effort, I learned to like it." Perhaps it was because of his whiskey habit that he avoided death earlier in life and was able to live so long.

Turmeric latte

Long heralded for its antioxidant-rich properties and anti-inflammatory nature, turmeric is more than just the tasty spice that gives curry its signature color. Turmeric has been used in Ayurvedic medicine and in Indian culture for thousands of years. In recent years, many celebrities in the Western world have taken to consuming turmeric lattes (also known as "golden milk") for health and wellness. According to Hello Magazine, everyone from Victoria Beckham to Sir Michael Caine consumes this frothy beverage.

Turmeric lattes provide a welcome alternative to caffeine-laden beverages like coffee and matcha. Even wellness champion Gwyneth Paltrow approves of this drink, which she recommends making with almond milk, ginger, and coconut sugar, according to Goop. You don't have to consume turmeric as a drink to get the health benefits and any recipe including the root will pass on the vital nutrients. While freshly juiced turmeric is more potent, the powdered form also has plenty of healthful properties.

Salt water

There is a famous quote from Isak Dinesen, "The cure for anything is salt water — sweat, tears, or the sea." It's rare that something that tastes good is also good for us. Luckily, salt is a mineral that our body actually needs in order to retain the water we drink. Jennifer Lawrence reportedly drinks salt water in order to lose weight and feel more healthy (via SheFinds).

While some nutritionists disagree about whether or not you need to add salt to your water to see any health benefits, most studies show that electrolytes are essential for hydration. Athletes and those with vigorous workout routines need to really mind how many electrolytes they consume as they are losing much more water due to excess sweating. Unless you are hitting the gym multiple times a day, you likely don't need to worry too much about adding salt to your water.


The great Angela Lansbury recently passed away at the ripe age of 96 after a long and active career in film, theater, and television. Staying active so late in life can only be the result of a healthy and balanced lifestyle. While we know that longevity mostly comes down to genes, as well as diet and exercise, there is one drink that the star credited specifically to her long life. Lansbury told Express in 2018 that one of the secrets to her long life has been "a glass of wine and.. a lot of vitamins."

The Mayo Clinic has stated that there is a link between consuming red wine and a lowered risk of heart disease. While this correlation isn't fully understood, it's believed that the antioxidants in the wine raise levels of good cholesterol. Of course, too much of a good thing can actually have the opposite effect, and overconsumption can have far more negative associations than positive ones.