Halle Berry: Just Keeps Getting Better With Time

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From films like Boomerang, X-Men, Swordfish, Monster’s Ball and more, Halle Berry‘s timeless beauty has helped made her one of the most sought-after actresses in Hollywood. Fifty-one year old Berry is basically the spokeswoman for healthy aging, but she acknowledges the challenges of getting older.

“It’s a lot harder than it used to be,” she told L.A. Times. “As I get older, I am more conscious of what I eat.” (Like making sure her diet is packed with fresh veggies, chicken, fresh fish, and more low-fat goodies!) Her diabetes diagnosis changed everything.

Berry was diagnosed with diabetes when she was 19 years old. It was after several years of “scary situations” and not understanding the condition that Berry learned that she had to make some serious lifestyle changes for the good of her health. So the actress cut processed sugars and bread from her diet and now sticks to a clean and healthy diet, which includes eating plenty of veggies and drinking lots of water.

“My diet is geared towards managing my diabetes, so I try to eat four small meals a day. I like to feel strong and healthy,” Berry told the Huffington Post.

Her diabetes-friendly meal plan focuses on foods that are low in fat, sugar, and processed carbohydrates. Her favorite meals are simple-yet-tasty healthy staples, like grilled tuna and garlic mashed potatoes, she told the Daily Mail.

“I started to eat loads of wonderful fresh vegetables, chicken, fresh fish, and pasta. I cut out red meat and cut back on fruit because it can contain quite a lot of sugar,” Berry said.

Halle now avoids sugar (and so do her kids).

Berry knows the problems sugar can cause for her system and her skin, even referring to it as “poison.” She uses sugar substitute Xylitol for herself and her two kids (daughter Nahla, and son Maceo), and her children…