Actress Cameron Diaz may be 43, but she doesn’t look it.
Diaz shares her secrets in The Longevity Book: The Science of Aging, the Biology of Strength, and the Privilege of Time—a book that focuses on women’s health and Diaz’s secrets to longevity.
It’s also the follow-up to The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body.
From her books, we discover that the only thing Cameron Diaz loves more than cooking is eating. A lot of her friends don’t eat breakfast; however, Diaz eats two of them. Breakfast number one is often rich in protein, and includes scrambled eggs, avocado, toast, overnight oats, apple with almond butter, and sometimes a piece of chicken. After her morning workout comes breakfast number two. However, her second breakfast is more like dinner. It is a full meal of roasted or sautéed vegetables, grains, and chicken.
Cameron Diaz didn’t always eat healthy. She didn’t grow up with a focus on nutrition and diet. Since her mid-30s something shifted—she has become conscientious about her eating and nutrition habits. Diaz now focuses on the five pillars of well-being, including good nutrition, good physical activity and consistent movement, good sleep, stress release, and a connection to the community around us. This includes sitting down to eat with friends.
When not with friends, the home cook loves to be in the kitchen. Her favorite ingredients to cook with include garlic, olive oil, salt, and especially lemon. Lemons are rich in vitamin C, and are great for digestion. Her signature dish, according to husband Benji Madden, is lamb chops in a marinade of lemon, oil, salt, garlic, and oregano.
The next time you’re in the kitchen, take a page from Cameron Diaz’s book. Start your day with energy—especially a breakfast that includes nutrient-dense ingredients like eggs, chicken, and avocado.
Sources for Today’s Article:
Goldberg, E., “Cameron Diaz Knows that the Key to Longevity Isn’t Really About Food at All,” Bon Appetit website, June 6, 2016; http://www.bonappetit.com/columns/my-morning-routine/article/cameron-diaz-longevity-book-food.