Country superstar Shania Twain credits a low-carb vegetarian diet, yoga and Pilates workouts for her age-defying body at age 51.
Twain has said her fitness and beauty secrets are a vegetarian diet and regular exercise such as yoga and Pilates workouts, walking, dancing, and horseback riding.
Shania, who became vegetarian in 1993, has praised the anti-aging health and weight loss benefits of her plant-based diet, saying it gives her more energy and stamina.
The age-defying effects of vegan and vegetarian diets are no surprise to obesity expert and nutritionist Lindsay Nixon.
A diet of minimally processed foods close to nature — predominantly plants — is associated with health and disease prevention, said Nixon, author of Happy Herbivore Light & Lean.
Health expert and vegetarian chef Jonathan Vine agrees. A vegetarian diet is full of antioxidants which protect the body from age-related damage by free radicals, said Vine, author of Vegetarian Weight Loss.
Other celebrity vegans include country singer Carrie Underwood, who lost 30 pounds on the vegan diet, as Celebrity News has reported.
For exercise, Shania Twain does yoga and Pilates workouts to keep her body lean and toned.
Pilates is an excellent low-impact way to lose weight and tone your entire body, said fitness expert Cassey Ho, author of Hot Body Year Round.
Shania Twain’s anti-aging beauty secrets include Bag Balm, which was originally used to “soothe cows’ irritated udders” on milking cows.
Shania told People she massages Bag Balm on her face to keep it soft, moist and wrinkle-free.
“When I’ve been flying a lot and my skin is really dry, I’ll rub [Bag Balm] over my face and on my hair and leave it there all day,” said Twain.
Twain has kept a low profile since her devastating divorce in 2008, when her ex-husband (and the father of her 14-year-old son Eja), Mutt Lange, left Shania for her best friend, Marie-Anne Thiébaud.
In a bizarre “wife swap,” Mutt and Marie-Anne now live together. In 2011, Twain married Marie’s ex-husband, Frédéric Thiébaud. Shania said she has finally found happiness with Frederic.