Academy-Award winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow is a noted fitness and health enthusiast with a great deal of credit behind her suggestions seeing as the 40-year-old sports a near perfect physique after two pregnancies.

Paltrow has recently accredited her father's cancer diagnosis with her wake up call to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

In its first ever issue, Beach Magazine sits down with the Iron Man 3 star to discuss her father, Bruce Paltrow's fight with throat cancer and her eventual decision to consider better food options.

"I began to consider the effects of food when my father was diagnosed with throat cancer in 1998," she told the magazine.

"I started to research anti-cancer diets in hopes that he would try to hit it from all angles."

Acclaimed director Bruce Paltrow was first diagnosed with throat cancer back in 1998 and eventually passed away in October of 2002 due to complication from pneumonia.

Today, Paltrow's daughter implores a diet that promotes a healthier cardiovascular system through elimination of processed and salt laden food products.

"It's about being mindful about what you are putting in," Paltrow explained. "Good whole foods are the way we have eaten for generations. It's amazing how good you feel when you just cut out the processed stuff."

Paltrow has also released two health inspired cookbooks: My Father's Daughter: Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family & Togetherness, and It's All Good.

To see which food choices Paltrow approves of, up pick up the first issue of Beach Magazine May 23 or access the publication online May 21.