The 42-year-old vegan actress has been focusing on her gut health since her father’s cancer diagnosis.
Actress, producer and environmental activist Rosario Dawson has been following a vegan diet for years to make sure she puts her health first before anything else.
In 2019, the Dopesick actress opened up to PEOPLE about her decision to cut meat and dairy products. She said: “I am mostly vegan and raw these days for my health and peace of mind.
“I rest better, I feel better, with less inflammation and more flexibility.
“I feel full without feeling uncomfortable or tired afterwards. I like the energy.
Dawson’s intestinal diet
Later in an interview with Eat Well, Dawson revealed how she further modified her diet to make it more gut-friendly after her father was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
“I learned a lot about gut health with my father’s cancer treatment,” said the 42-year-old.
“Gut health is emotional health, physical health, etc. “
According to Dawson, “Nutrition is very important to me, so I make sure I choose foods that give me the nutrients I want. “
After becoming “passionate” about food, Dawson added lots of foods high in fiber and probiotics to her gut-safe meals.
“I love sauerkraut, kimchi and vegan yogurt,” she said.
The plant-based actress also revealed that she always tries to adapt her meals to the weather. So, she’ll eat a warm bowl of oatmeal or avocado toast in the winter, but have oats overnight for breakfast when it gets warmer.
Her lunches consist of big salads or sautéed vegetables while for dinner she says, “I like to make a difference. She added, “I put turmeric in everything. I use a lot of ginger.
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