Cameron Diaz not only eats a healthy diet, but she spends a lot of time cooking in the kitchen, especially for those close to her. And the 41-year-old actress gets her food inspiration from several other foodies, including TV host and celebrity cook Rachael Ray, actress and fellow healthy foodie Gwyneth Paltrow, food blogger and chef Donna Hay, and even Diaz’s mom.
Diaz’s active and healthy lifestyle is well documented. In 2013, she released a number-one New York Times bestseller called The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body.
In April this year, Diaz released The Longevity Book: The Science of Aging, the Biology of Strength, and the Privilege of Time. This second book explores what people can do to feel young in today’s society.
What are some of the things Cameron Diaz loves to cook? According to an interview with Goop, she enjoys grilling protein options such as fish, lamb chops, or steak. Diaz also loves making simple salads, including cabbage or with fresh citrus fruits such as lemon or lime. Quinoa pasta is another favorite of hers, made with olive oil, garlic, and veggies.
Quinoa in particular is versatile and a very good source of protein. It’s a gluten-free grain, and an option that can be prepared in a manner similar to rice or porridge. Quinoa flour is also a great option for baked goods, and it’s an excellent source of several nutrients, including manganese, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, copper, and zinc, plus amino acids such as tryptophan.
A healthy diet is very important, and Cameron Diaz uses her food inspirations to educate others about cooking and leading a healthy lifestyle. So why not take a page from either of Cameron Diaz’s books? After all, cooking with nutrient-dense foods helps lay the foundation for a healthy lifestyle.
Source for Today’s Article:
Mateljan, G., The World’s Healthiest Foods: Essential Guide for the healthiest way of eating (Seattle: George Mateljan Foundation, 2007), 672–675.