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Aside from her chops as an actress, Gwyneth Paltrow's commitment to health is one of the things we admire about her most. The Royal Tenenbaums star has managed to turn her healthy lifestyle into a successful wellness blog and book series, the most recent of which is titled It's All Easy: Delicious Weekday Recipes for the Super-Busy Home Cook.
While we don't discount Paltrow's natural affinity for health and wellness, she has definitely learned a thing or two from her health coach, Dr. Frank Lipman. Lipman—author of the best-selling book 10 Reasons You Feel Old and Get Fat—boasts a lengthy celebrity client list that also includes actress Maggie Gyllenhaal. He recently spoke with W magazine about the foods he believe we should all stop eating, and here are a few of the most surprising, explained in his own words…
"Juicing is a problem. Fruit juice is just one big dose of sugar. People think having a glass of orange juice in the morning is healthy. They go to a juice bar and get a juice that has 36 or 40 grams, which is 7 or 8 teaspoons of sugar in it."
"Soy is not a health food. If it's not fermented, I don’t recommend it. And again, most soy is genetically modified. For some people, grains in general. It's tricky after sugar and gluten. You've got to find a way where it doesn't feel like you're on a diet and you don't feel deprived."
"I think granola and a lot of these health bars are pure junk. … [Healthy granola bars] are harder and harder to come by. The ones I like usually have 4 or 5 grams or less of sugar in them. I'm looking to actually help develop one, because there aren't that many that are healthy. Yes, they're convenient, but definitely not healthy. Granola is loaded with sugar."
Head over to W for Dr. Lipman's full interview, and share your thoughts on his recommendations with us.