With the news that the BBC Two documentary about the star’s life has been picked up for global distribution, those across the world will be able to marvel at the actress’s fascinating career. Born and bred in Paddington, London she made it all the way to Dallas – the popular American soap opera – where she hooked in viewers as the vengeful Alexis Carrington Colby. Now the Hollywood legend has revealed the secret for being able to keep on top form is eating a specific diet and taking daily supplements.
Omega-3 fatty acids are extremely important nutrients that help you maintain a healthy body.
As WebMD explain they are also a vital energy source, helping to keep your heart, lungs, blood vessels and immune system in tip top condition.
The two most important fatty acids are known as EPA and DHA, which are both found in the supplements that Joan swears by.
For those that suffer with a pre-existing health condition, Omega-3 fatty acids are also known to help.
Symptoms from conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, depression, asthma and ADHD are all scientifically proven to improve with Omega-3 fatty acids.
In addition to Maxepa fish oils, Dame Joan recommends Berocca.
The product that comes in tablet form and is dissolvable in water, making a multivitamin drink is typically used to treat or prevent vitamin deficiency.
Vitamins such as vitamin C, B12 and magnesium and zinc are crucial for keeping your body in good health.
Having low levels of vitamin B12 leads to you becoming increasingly lethargic and weak eventually leading to anemia.
A lack of vitamin C in your body means that new collagen cannot be formed, leading to weaker tissues, brittle bones and easy bruising.
In worst cases, low vitamin C in your diet can lead to scurvy.
Health problems associated with poor levels of magnesium and zinc include diabetes, chronic diarrhea and coeliac disease.
Both of these minerals support cell function and in turn help a person’s growth and development.
The cause of vitamin and mineral deficiency is most commonly down to a poor diet.
As Dame Joan also pointed out, a diet full of “nuts, cooked chicken and broccoli” are just a few items that together form a well balanced diet.
The NHS recommends at least five portions of fruit and vegetables every day and high fibre main meals including potatoes, pasta or bread in moderation.