Celebrities also often enchant us with various ways to maintain health and slim figure. Is there any truth to these bizarre dietary choices?
Although we are all aware that our pets from TV screens are not health professionals, it’s hard not to show interest if they enthusiastically talk about a natural way to prevent bloating or about some new miracle for wrinkle-free skin.
Many Hollywood tips are misleading (such as drinking bone broth for an immaculate complexion), while others are really useful (eating apple cider vinegar). We’ve reviewed research (if they exist at all) on some dietary trends to help you identify the difference between effective and even dangerous.
Gwyneth Paltrowshe is said to be a big fan of golden milk (a milk drink with turmeric), and some top athletes are also loyal to him. This drink is usually prepared by mixing fresh or ground turmeric with coconut oil, honey, cinnamon, cayenne pepper and fresh grated ginger in warm almond or coconut milk. Not much research has been done on this drink, but studies on the action of turmeric have stated that it contains anti-inflammatory active ingredients and that its main ingredient, curcumin, is a powerful antioxidant.
Our suggestion: Drink on the mattress
The simplest way to prepare golden milk is to mix a quarter of a tablespoon of melted coconut oil, a quarter of a tablespoon of honey, half a teaspoon of ground turmeric, half a teaspoon of grated ginger, a quarter of a teaspoon of cayenne pepper in a cup of unsweetened almond or coconut milk. You can also choose any other herbal drink of this kind. Mix everything well and heat, then drink on the mattress. If you prefer a cold drink, you can also cool the golden milk by adding ice cubes to it. Drink a maximum of one cup a day as it contains a lot of spices that can irritate the stomach. Avoid the drink if you are taking blood thinners.
Elimination of angryplants (Solanaceae) from the menu
Personal chef Toma Bradyja in Gisele Bündchen revealed that the sports star avoids eating this group of plants. Angryplants belong to the family of plants of the order Solanaceae , which includes potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants, pepperoni and peppers. Angryplants contain chemical compounds called alkaloids, which are supposed to cause inflammatory processes in the body. Excessive consumption of this vegetable could lead to joint pain, digestive problems and certain chronic diseases.
Our suggestion: You can enjoy them
There is not enough professional research to confirm the negative impact of this vegetable on the body, ie on the cause of inflammatory processes. Also, the amount of alkaloids in the edible part of most razhudnikovk is very small, and with cooking it is at least halved. If you are injured or have inflammatory processes (such as arthritis) going on in your body and want to see if eliminating this type of vegetable will help you, be sure to try this diet for 30 days. If you don’t notice a difference, return foods to your menu as they are rich in vitamins and antioxidants.
Apple cider vinegar
Fergieadvises: for the slimmest waist and flat stomach, drink a cup of water with the addition of unfiltered apple cider vinegar. One of the main ingredients of any pantry lowers blood sugar and regulates weight. A study published in the journal Diabetes Care revealed that patients with type 2 diabetes lowered their blood sugar levels by consuming two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar at dinner. In another study, acetic acid (a component of apple cider vinegar) was added to mice that ate foods high in fat. Mice had up to 10 percent less adipose tissue than those to which acetic acid was not added.
Our suggestion: Give it a try, you might find it useful
But do not drink pure or undiluted apple cider vinegar, as it can eventually damage tooth enamel and irritate the esophagus. Once a day, mix two teaspoons of vinegar with a teaspoon of honey and a cup of warm water and drink the mixture. You can also add vinegar to cold vegetable side dishes and, of course, salads. But don’t forget about healthy eating habits, because vinegar won’t help you when you overeat with donuts and other unhealthy foods.
Famous, including Victorio Beckham, Elle Macpherson in Kelly Ripa, praise the alkaline or alkaline diet, in which food that is converted to acids during the digestive process (such as meat, dairy products and processed foods) is replaced by one that produces alkaline compounds (fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds) . In theory, such a diet should balance the pH in the body. One study of more than 66,000 women found that women whose diets contained foods that were primarily broken down into acids had a 56 percent increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. from women whose diet included foods that produce a minimal amount of acidic compounds during the digestive process. Research by The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has shown that a diet rich in foods that leave alkaline traces can help older people maintain more muscle mass.
Our suggestion: Try it, but for the right reasons
Unfortunately, no more research has been done, but the decision to eat an alkaline diet is still highly recommended by reducing the intake of white sugar and sodium (salt), processed foods and animal protein, and increasing the consumption of plant foods.
Timeless beauty Salma Hayekhas exposed bone broth (a clear broth made from beef bone and connective tissue) as its elixir to maintain youthful and elastic skin. “It really doesn’t taste the best,” she said in an interview with People magazine , explaining that this soup helped her not have to visit cosmetic surgeons because it contains collagen. Salma is not the only one singing hymns to this once soup of the poor. She is also joined by NBA star Kobe Bryant, who drank the soup while recovering from injuries, and Gwyneth Paltrow also added it to her winter detox. Science has never confirmed these claims.
Our suggestion: You can enjoy, but don’t expect miracles
Bone broth is a perfect example of a popular dietary trend that seems extremely interesting at first glance. But for now, its benefits are only theoretical and conversational. When it comes to nutritional values (soup is rich in vitamins, minerals and amino acids), the same substances can also be found in other solid foods such as legumes (peas, lentils, beans), eggs and chicken. Eating such a clear soup is, of course, a great meal, but it is not a miracle cure, as it sounds from the mouths of celebrities.
Actress Shailene Woodleyshe was supposed to cook these mushrooms in a slow cooker and enjoy a potion to boost her immune system. These are medicinal mushrooms that grow on birches in cold areas and contain antioxidants. Chaga is supposed to benefit the body due to its anti-inflammatory action. Warning: not much research has been done on humans. However, the consumption of chaga has been shown to break down tumors and lower blood cholesterol.
Our suggestion: Be careful
Do not take Chaga unless you have consulted your doctor first. This fungus can stimulate the immune system and thus potentially worsen the symptoms of autoimmune diseases such as lupus and multiple sclerosis. Chaga also prevents blood from clotting, so avoid it if you have any of the blood diseases or are taking blood-thinning medications.