If you were faced with the prospect of donning an unforgiving, figure-hugging Catwoman suit on the big screen, you may think about tightening up your eating habits.
Anne Hathaway had to do just that for “The Dark Knight Rises".
"That movie came out so long ago!"
Yeah but a) it's awesome (but clearly doesn't trump its predecessor) b) she looked awesome in it - so it's all relative.
Hathaway was a vegetarian who skewed towards being vegan — besides meat, she didn't eat cheese, eggs or fish. So she teemed up with a nutritionist to develop a diet that would get her to her goal without affecting her eating preferences.
But this was no celebrity starvation diet just so Hathaway could slip on the slinky suit. Instead, the eating plan focused on healthy, anti-inflammatory foods — namely, foods high in antioxidants, which help fight inflammation and free radicals in our system.
Avoid these foods, which can trigger your body’s inflammatory response:
• Refined grains, such as white bread and white rice
• Red meat, or any meat that’s high in saturated fat
• Processed foods
• Nightshade vegetables, including onions, potatoes, eggplant, tomatoes and peppers.
Eat these foods, which can help your body combat inflammation:
. Hathaway doesn’t eat fish, but if you do, load up on fatty fish such as salmon and sardines. They contain fatty acids that help your body fight inflammation.
• Olive oil
. Even a small amount of olive oil gives you a hefty dose of monounsaturated fat, which wards off inflammation.
• Peanuts and peanut butter.
Not only do they contain healthy fats, but peanuts and peanut butter are also great sources of protein if you don’t eat meat.
. A Hathaway favorite, these nuts are chockfull of good-for-you fats.
• Dark chocolate
. Regularly eating dark chocolate helps reduce inflammation (in moderation of course)
• Colorful fruits and veggies
. Eat the rainbow. Stock up on antioxidant powerhouses such as kale, carrots, blueberries and raspberries.
. These red fruits significantly reduce inflammation because they contain potent antioxidants called anthocyanins
• Turmeric and ginger
. Both of these spices contain powerful anti-inflammatory compounds.
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