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Zoe Saldana shuns fats and sugar

Zoe Saldana is much more interested in nutrition since having children.

The 37-year-old actress gave birth to twin boys Bowie and Cy in November last year, and she's been open with how hard she found it to regain her shape. The birth wasn't the easiest and it meant Zoe had to take it easy afterwards, with the star sharing her fitness struggle over Facebook.

She's now feeling good about her body, in part because she's so careful about what she puts in it.

"More than ever. Now I have to balance parenthood with going back to work, it's vital that I don't wear my body down with saturated fats or a lot of sugar and salt," she told British magazine Hello! of her attitude towards nutrition. "And thank God Marco's [Perego, husband] mom makes the most amazing chicken Milanese, which is breaded chicken cutlets, super thin, and you have it with an arugula salad and tomatoes. I can eat that three times a day, it's so delicious."

Exercise has also come to mean a lot to the star, and she's even worked out with her twins looking on in the past. It doesn't all come easily to her though, as there are certain routines she just can't get on board with.

"I like to do floor work. I don't particularly like lifting weights, so I like to do a lot of stretching and squats," she said. "I'm not really a cardio person either, but if I have to do it, I'll do it. I know that it's the best thing for strengthening your heart and to get your blood really flowing."

Also vital to Zoe is that she washes all her make-up off each evening. She likes to go to bed clean, claiming that when she's done a full cleansing routine she always has nicer dreams.

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