Jenna Dewan in Bathing Suit Shares "Summer Preview"
Jenna Dewan, the professional dancer and actress, began as a backup dancer for Janet Jackson, but has long been in in the forefront, currently on Come Dance With Me and The Rookie. It's not surprising that the dancer prioritizes her health and wellness, making it easier to bust out moves when she feels like the best version of herself. (The proof was on display this weekend, in "Summer preview" she shared of her in a swimsuit.) How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Jenna Dewan stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!
She Actually Enjoys Healthy Eating
Jenna genuinely enjoys how she feels when she eats vegan and clean. "I consider eating healthy a way of life because I feel better, plain and simple," she said. "I'm not a fan of dieting, which is why I choose to eat healthy most of the time. I keep it in balance, so I don't have to crash diet. When I want to splurge I allow myself and don't beat myself up—I just make a plan to eat extra healthy the next day or work out."
She Swears By Spirulina
Jenna finds ways to add greens into her diet as often as possible. She'll opt for things like coriander and parsley or spirulina. "It is alkalizing, it is like superfood for your blood, your oxygen and your cells," she said. "It's amazing." "Spirulina — the superfood you may or may not have heard of — comes from a blue-green algae plant found in oceans and salty lakes. Lauded for centuries for its high nutritional value and health benefits, it's not just a passing health fad," says the Cleveland Clinic.
Not Surprising, She Loves To Dance
Jenna was a back-up dancer before starring in Step Up and she still loves to dance today. "I like going to a fun, upbeat class with loud music, like dance cardio," she said. "I grew up dancing, so I generally push myself a bit harder when I'm around a crowd."
She's In Touch With Her Roots
She likes dabbling in healthy recipes connected to her heritage. "I'm part Lebanese—my dad's family—so I grew up with tabouli," she said. "It's my favorite. I like to make things that will keep for a couple of days, and I can just grab and go," she said.
She Loves Green Smoothies
She makes concoctions in the blender that help her stay full, fit, and even keep her skin and hair healthy. Her go to mix contains greens like spinach and kale mixed with lemon, banana, maybe a little pear, apple, a drizzle of cod liver oil, black sesame seeds, and water. "There's a reason your mom tried to get you to eat spinach. In light of what dark leafy greens have to offer for health, you might want to willingly eat them. The best of the bunch include spinach, kale and collard greens, and here's why: Any dark green means the vegetable is packed full of vitamin A, an antioxidant that serves as a huge booster to the immune system and healthy cell growth," says the Mayo Clinic.