What do stars like Gwyneth Paltrow, Lady Gaga and Victoria Beckham have in common? For various reasons, they all choose gluten-free foods. A protein in wheat and other grains, gluten can also be found in many processed foods including commercially baked goods, imitation meat and beer as well as an array of junk food.
If you’re feeling rotten after a month of carb-heavy, gluten-filled, festive eating, there’s no better time than now to follow in these celebrity gluten-free footsteps. Your choice might help reduce gluten-linked symptoms like belly bloat, fatigue and skin inflammation. Here’s a rundown on detoxing like gluten-free celebrities and some healthy alternatives instead.
Lifestyle guru and actress Gwyneth Paltrow is so convinced by the gluten-free lifestyle that she even wrote her own cookbook called “It’s All Good”. A compilation of dairy-free, sugar-free and gluten-free recipes, the cookbook offers healthy meals that help you look good and feel good.
Weight-conscious pop queen Lady Gaga (seen here with Éminence president, Boldijarre Koronczay) usually sticks to a very healthy diet of fish, chicken and vegetables and avoids gluten. Although there is no scientific basis that eating gluten-free will promote weight loss, we’re enthusiastic that Lady Gaga chooses naturally gluten-free food like fruits and vegetables with all their nutritional benefits (Huffington Post).
Former singer and fashion designer Victoria Beckham maintains a strict gluten-free diet. In fact, she is so disciplined in her food choices that she walked out of an L.A. restaurant. The restaurant refused to change her meal for a gluten-free option (New York Times).
Convinced yet that you need a gluten-free detox for the new year? Here are gluten-free alternatives for your diet and also your organic skin care.
Similar to gluten-heavy carbs, coconut oil converts to instant energy which makes it a good choice for your diet. Continue the coconut trend in your skincare with our Coconut Cream Masque which provides ultra-hydration without adding gluten to the surface of your skin.
A gluten-free starch, yams fill you up with fiber, vitamins B and C. The ingredient also powers our popular gluten-free Yam and Pumpkin Enzyme Peel which exfoliates and leaves skin radiant and firm.
Greek yogurt without additives makes a healthy alternative to a gluten-filled snack. Yogurt is also a key ingredient in our gluten-free Clear Skin Probiotic Moisturizer which detoxifies and clears up problem skin (Marie Claire).
Note: We advise consulting a medical professional before making any major changes to your diet.
Will you be trying a gluten-free detox for 2016? Let us know in the comments below.
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