Dishing some of her diet tricks to Ellen DeGeneres, Kendrick revealed in her trademark comedic style that she's been trying to incorporate more vegetables in her meals. "And it's awful. I hate it! But I feel like, 'Oh, this is how healthy people feel.' Yeah, alright, I get the appeal," she said, via E! Online.
"I was really hoping I would just do it as an experiment," she continued. "And I would feel exactly the same, and I could go back to eating Taco Bell whenever I wanted."
According to the Mayo Clinic, a diet rich in "plant-based foods, such as whole grains, vegetables, legumes, fruits, nuts, seeds, herbs, and spices," is particularly beneficial for heart health.
"Numerous studies have confirmed that the Mediterranean diet helps prevent heart disease and stroke," states the clinic, noting that the Mediterranean diet involves olive oil as the main source of added fat: "Fish, seafood, dairy and poultry are included in moderation. Red meat and sweets are eaten only occasionally."