How Natalie Portman Got Jacked For "Thor: Love And Thunder"
Natalie Portman surprised everyone with a buff physique and muscular arms in this summer's Marvel sequel film Thor: Love and Thunder, in which her character, Jane Foster, assumed the hammer as The Mighty Thor. The Oscar winner was previously known for her slim, toned body and athletic roles in The Black Swan and Annihilation, among other films. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see five ways Natalie Portman stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.
Portman has been a strict vegan for years, eating only plant-based food. Her diet naturally eliminates unhealthy but tempting food and favors dairy-free, meat-free and healthy options.
She Takes Her Vitamins
Portman is a big fan of daily supplements and vitamins. She takes vitamin D pills daily and vitamin B12 injections when needed. People who follow vegetarian or vegan diets may be prone to vitamin B12 deficiency because plant-based food doesn't contain the vitamin, according to the Mayo Clinic. Left untreated, a vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to anemia, fatigue, muscle weakness, intestinal problems, nerve damage and mood disturbances, the clinic said.
She Loves Salads
Portman enjoys salads and loves the way they make her feel. She indulges on a regular basis in salads packed with fruit, vegetables and other nutrients. They're the perfect vegan option: fresh, light and versatile.
She's Passionate About Fitness
Portman enjoys working out and is passionate about it. She runs regularly, works out in the gym and practices yoga for flexibility and strength.
She Avoids Dairy
Portman avoids dairy as a vegan. To maintain her iron levels, she eats leafy green vegetables and consumes almond milk, a great source of the nutrient. "Cow's milk (dairy) and other plant-based beverages, including soy milk and almond milk, all can be healthy choices. However, there are wide nutritional differences, depending on the type of product and the brand. Generally, you can break down the benefits by reviewing the nutritional information for each beverage. Things that are important to focus on are fat content, protein, calcium and the amount of added sugars, if any, in each product," says the Mayo Clinic.