Blast the Myth! Know about the ‘weird’ eating habits about different celebrities and why one should not follow them!
Celebrities talk a lot about their food habits and what they would recommend their fans to follow and adhere to. But the majority of the times, these dietary habits of the famed stars are, in fact, unhealthy and not to be advocated for the general public.
Celebrities have at their disposal a team of nutritionists and also Photoshop tools and hence could follow the diet regimens the way they want to. But these may prove risky for the people who just read about them in magazines or online and begin consuming the same without knowing about its issues!
- Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen have stated that they eat meals without meat, alcohol, coffee, and nightshade vegetables.
But Dr. Apovian from Boston Medical Center disapproves of exclusion of the nightshade vegetables. She said:
“Nightshade vegetables are nutrient-rich options, and many of them, such as tomatoes and bell peppers, provide essential antioxidants to the body,” she told INSIDER. “The majority of my patients eat nightshades […] this is a healthy group of vegetables that should be included in the diet.”
- Kylie Jenner and her Kardashian clan swear that their weight loss and maintenance is due to skinny tea detoxes.
For Dr. Apovian, this sounds absurd. She stated:
“Detoxification of the body is a natural process carried out by the kidneys. Nothing we eat or drink assists with this process. The one exception would be consuming organic vegetables, as the less pesticide material we ingest, the less we have to detox. Other than that, no tea or liquid detoxifies the body.”
- Gwyneth Paltrow supports and consumes juices to cleanse her body of any toxins. Though not really useful, this approach could also be dangerous.
Dr. Markides of Choose Food nutrition counseling service has this to say on this:
“If you are on a detox or cleanse, you consume very few calories every day. Much of the weight lost during the cleanse is due to fluid losses. […] When normal fluid/energy intake is resumed, the water weight is quickly regained. Detox protocols can cause dehydration, electrolyte imbalances, and impaired bowel function.”
- Mariah Carey uses purple diet in form of eggplants and radishes and claims that it can be sued to shed the baby weight. Dr. Markides is not in favor of this regime. She says:
“Purple-hued produce is high in anthocyanins, which likely has a myriad of health benefits. But there are hundreds of compounds in produce of all hues that may have health benefits: lutein in tomatoes and watermelon that may reduce risk of prostate cancer and improve eye health, flavonols in kale and broccoli, etc. Eat purple veggies and fruit, by all means, but don’t do it to the exclusion of other types of produce.”
- Shailene Woodley goes for a holistic health plan which includes eating clay. This could be dangerous in the long run. There is no evidence of the benefit of this regimen in nutritional science. Dr. Apovian states:
“The basic premise of this diet is that through ingesting clay, the body will be purified of toxins. The trouble with this claim is primarily that clay can be harmful and contain high amounts of arsenic and lead, and should not be eaten.”
There is a lot been said by these celebrities about ‘healthy’ eating habits but all are not necessarily right or scientific. Eating a balanced and wholesome food is the basis of a healthy lifestyle. Let is remain scientific and not follow people’s whims and fancies which may vary and be far away from the truth.