At 69, Tina Turner seems to just get better and better with age – a phenomenon the singer believes is down to a combination of great style, health and attitude. She says, “I eat a breakfast of banana, kiwi and melon, and brown German bread. Eaten in moderation, whole grain pumpernickel (rye-bread) – tasty, high in fiber, and rich in assorted vitamins and minerals — is a healthy dietary choice. Turner has two meals a day because she sleep for a very long time. Rather than the fatty fried-food of her childhood in the southern United States, these days Tina enjoys lighter options. She prefers to eat a combination of Thai and Italian food most of the time – although she limits high-carb pasta to “twice a week only” and soon cuts back a bit if she feel the pounds creeping on.
Jessica Alba eats an egg-white omelette and fruit, or cottage cheese and a peach for breakfast. Egg whites are one of the top sources of protein, ranking up there with lean meat, poultry and fish. More than half of a full egg’s 6 g of protein, in fact, comes from the white. A single egg white offers 4 g of protein without the yolk’s fat and other detriments. You’ll get no fat, in fact, unless you fry up the egg in greasy oil or butter. Opting for low-fat protein sources as a regular part of your diet can also reduce your risk of heart disease. A single egg white also offers 1.3 mcg of folate, 6.6 mcg of selenium, 2.3 mg of calcium, 3.6 mg of magnesium, and 4.9 mg of phosphorus.
Another celebrity, Candice Swanepoel, a South African model best known for her work with Victoria’s Secret, loves a good breakfast. She says “I love croissants, eggs and bacon. I eat a lot of vegetables; I like omelettes and raisins too.” Raisins have a multiple health benefits. They add bulk to the food moving through the intestinal tract and ultimately helps provide relief from constipation. The type of fiber in raisins is considered insoluble fiber, because it takes in water and gains volume in that way. The fibers in raisins also help promote excretion of bile from the body, and it stimulates the burning of cholesterol, thereby promoting good cardiac health. Raisins form an ideal part of a diet for athletes or body builders who need powerful boosts of energy.
Jane Seymour might be forever known as “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman,” but she actually got her big break as a Bond girl in the 1973 film, “Live and Let Die.” As one might expect from a Bond girl and former ballet dancer, Jane Seymour is the embodiment of graceful aging. At 62, Jane Seymour hasn’t divulged her favorite breakfast foods, but she does eat lots of berries. She eats a heart-healthy breakfast like oatmeal flavored with various berries plus, plenty of other fresh fruits, preferring to select organic produce. Berriess are rich in nutrients, antioxidants and phytochemicals which may help prevent (and, in some cases, reverse) the effects of aging, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure and certain types of cancer.
Another international sex symbol and former Playboy model who flaunted her famous shape when she made a grand appearance at the 16th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards in Beverly Hills, on Feb. 22 is no other than, Raquel Welch (73). She claims “I eat grains in the morning with fruit and no sugar,” says Welch. “I have four ounces of protein at each of the other two meals–grilled or broiled with lemon and herbs and no salt. I also take vitamins A, C, D, and E along with selenium and a calcium tablet every day.” Sugar well deserves the title of “white death”. It is a key factor in most degenerative disease, and in order for us as a society to get control over our health, we must stop over consuming it.
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