Angelina Jolie dishes diet of ancient grains, from quinoa to chia seeds, and coconut oil
By Joanne Eglash on April 21, 2014
In an age where gluten-free and grain-free diets have become glorified, Angelina Jolie is taking a different path. Her diet is overflowing with the glory of grains, from quinoa to chia seeds, according to Marie Claire magazine.
Angelina maintains her sleek physique by carefully following her strict diet. It emphasizes portion-controlled servings of nuts and seeds. The mixture includes quinoa, millet, chia seeds, spelt and buckwheat, which Angelina feels helps with her weight and well-being.
"Angie's always been a fan of healthy seeds and grains, but lately she's taken it to a whole new level," revealed a source.
"She's into eating products made from ancient grains and raves about their health benefits. She claims they provide her with nutrients she can't find anywhere else, plus shinier skin," added the source.
"Angelina has been known to start her day with little more than a spoonful of coconut oil and a handful of cereal," said another source.
Want to try it? We recommend organic quinoa, such as Bob's Red Mill Grain Organic Quinoa (click for details).
Why quinoa rocks: It's got fiber, iron and amino acids. We're fans of the indispensable "The Quinoa Cookbook: Nutrition Facts, Cooking Tips, and 116 Superfood Recipes for a Healthy Diet."
And don't miss her tip on coconut oil: The healthy fats enhance your health and help your metabolism function effectively. Our faves include Nature's Way Coconut Oil and Nutiva Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil.
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