Jennie Garth shares “what I eat in a day” and her anti-aging secrets

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Jennie Garth looks exactly as we remember her from her days as Kelly Taylor on Beverly Hills 90210 or Melrose Square: An open, happy smile, flawless skin, a laid-back approach to life, and straight blonde hair that’s a bit longer than shoulder length now. Basically, she is ageless.

That said, Garth just celebrated a milestone birthday and isn’t dancing as easily anymore, due to stiff knees and joints, a recently diagnosed symptom of osteoarthritis.

Her OA not only kept her from dancing seriously (remember Garth made it all the way to the semis of DWTS with Derek Hough as a partner in 2007), but it inspired her to eat even healthier, follow an anti-inflammatory diet rich in antioxidants and plant-based ingredients like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds. And she just signed on to be a spokesperson for Volterin, the over-the-counter topical arthritis cream that promises to fight inflammation and make your knee pain go away long enough to enjoy an effortless bike ride. on the Santa Monica Ocean Trail.

Garth also treats her arthritic knees by adopting a diet that helps reduce her inflammation, gives her energy (as she raises three daughters she shares with her ex-husband Dusk star Peter Facinelli, and continues her acting career) and of course, turning back time on aging.

Her husband and fellow actor Dave Abrams both try to eat healthy and for Garth that means a mostly plant-based and always homemade diet, although she admits to “getting stuck on one food and eating it over and over until ’til I get loose.” Lately, her guilty pleasure has been Trader Joe’s chocolate covered almonds.

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To be a caregiver

“My diet is largely plant-based,” says Garth. “It was part of my approach to wellness,” to a life that includes taking care of yourself and others, Garth says. One of the reasons Garth works with Voltaren is because the company celebrates the unsung heroic work of caregivers every day, with Care Walks, and gives caregivers the resources they need to help them cope with stress and challenges. physical tasks involved.

Garth says it touched her personally. “I’ve been a caregiver in my life, first to my dad, then to my mom and of course raising my daughters – and my husband and our dogs!”

Garth wants women and men to take better care of themselves by exercising (even if it’s just walking, dancing or stretching) and eating a healthy diet at herbal medicine, which is her personal approach to leading an active life at 50. that’s the secret to making her feel young and active.

“I stock up on berries, veggies and lots of salad,” added the actress, who lives on a ranch in Pasadena, Calif., and likes to spend as much time outdoors as possible. A diet rich in plant-based ingredients and antioxidants has been shown to fight inflammation in the body and help athletes recover faster from daily workouts. Check out the top 10 anti-inflammatory foods you should be eating right now.

Here’s what Jennie Garth eats in a day

For breakfast: I eat oats in almond milk and add almond slivers, blueberries, strawberries and chia seeds. But I eat the oats right after pouring the oat milk over it, even before it gets soft. I love the crunch of this one.

For the lunch: A salad. On a day when I eat well, whatever I find goes into my salad: avocado, tomatoes, nuts, and for sweetness, I like to add green apple into the mix.

For dinner: We love Mexican food back home, and while it’s not the healthiest, you can make a taco with lots of veggies. I love vegan cheese, and I’m going to make a tortilla with vegan cheese, like Daiya, which is my current favorite! (For the 5 best vegan cheeses, check out this taste test.)

For a plant-based taco recipe, check out Mark Bittman’s Cauliflower Tacos in Sauce, or if you want the taste of meat without animal products, try these vegan pulled pork tacos.

Dessert or snack: My favorite treat right now is Trader Joe’s Chocolate Covered Almonds. I’m a “phase” person and I go through phases when I get stuck on a food and enjoy it until I’m fed up. And right now I’m stuck on those!

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For exercise, I do a lot of stretching. I also like to go out whenever I get the chance, and right now I’m into golf!

It is a great activity both mentally and physically as you can cover the course on foot. It also keeps me sharp, because you really have to focus. But most of all, I like it because it’s a way to spend time in nature and see beautiful vistas and trees. And there is a lot of walking to do!

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