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Olivia Munn: 'I eat jerky to stay trim'

The beauty is a huge fan of okra and mangos too.

Actress Olivia Munn gobbles jerky in a bid to stay healthy and fit.

The X-Men: Apocalypse star is convinced the American snack made of lean, salted and dried meat is underrated, admitting she has been eating U.S. brand Chef's Cut Real Jerky for weeks, and has never felt better.

"I think probably the thing I love most about Chef's Cut Real Jerky is that it's chef crafted," she tells Us Weekly magazine. "Chefs are making it; it's going be the best jerky out there.

"The thing for me is that it's a really easy go-to snack that has lots of protein and it's really low in sugar and carbs because my other option is protein bars. I was eating those for a while and that just puts on weight. They’re loaded with sugar and carbs. With jerky I can throw it in my bag or I can throw it in my car and I’m getting all the protein I need."

Olivia also gets key nutrients from fruits and vegetables.

"These days I try to get hyaluronic acid from other things like okra or mango," she details. "I drink a lot of water, it hydrates you, but as we get older, our bodies stop making hyaluronic acid and that's why it's important to eat foods that are high in hyaluronic acid."

As the 36-year-old nears her forties, she is also thinking a lot more about anti-ageing techniques, and she is absolutely positive exercise is a must in addition to drinking water and eating nutrient-rich foods.

"Some people don't always want to work out and stuff like that, but I think no matter what you do it is important that you get up and move," Olivia, who is a black belt in karate, shares. "There are these bounce boards that I jump on for a few minutes a day and they help your lymphatic system flush itself out.

"Your lymphatic system doesn't have a pumping mechanism, so you need to get massages or you have to workout or get moving to give your lymphatic system circulation - it helps your body get rid of toxins."

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