Inside Audrey Hepburn's Healthy Diet And Authentic Life

Little tidbits about Audrey Hepburn's life will continue to spill out as years go by surely. To hear of her focus on health and diet of seasonal foods--dominated by plant-based options--further inspires our admiration of this icon.

A Yahoo Health interview by Molly Shea of Hepburn's youngest son, Luca Dotti (cookbook out now inspired by his mother: Audrey at Home) tells of her authentic and generous character. It seems her bright and lively persona on screen was true to life. Dotti shares how his mom maintained her effervescence over the years. 

According to Dotti, she never ceased to have a child-like curiosity, a key to her youthfulness. This brilliance extended to an awareness and mindfulness about diet, including consuming foods by season with a leaning towards veggies and fruits. She ate meat sparingly and in small amounts. She also felt strongly about dtox'ing once a month on fruits, vegetables, yogurt and water. And apparently she loved and ate a lot of potatoes, stemming from her Dutch/Irish roots. (No pun intended!)

Even with her fame, Hepburn managed to remain authentic, living in an unfettered, no frills way, appreciating minimalism and simplicity, even in her cooking. And as a giver by nature, she placed energy on sharing gratitude for her success through generosity and kindness to not only family and fans, but causes dear to her and in need of support. 

So eat your veggies, drink a lot of water -- another one of her tips -- and be yourself. Always be yourself. 

Audrey and Pippin Photo @ AnOther Magazine.

Audrey and Pippin Photo @ AnOther Magazine.

And from the quote we've all read a thousand times, she loved her treats too. 

Let’s face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people; it does for me.
— Audrey Hepburn

Based upon the Harper Collin's summary of Dotti's cookbook, which includes a recipe for chocolate lava cake and whipped cream, we believe this quote might actually be legit. It's highly likely she enjoyed treating her friends as well.