The Most Common Celebrity Diet Food Is Not What You Think
If you had to venture a guess about the most common health foods among the A-list set, what would it be? Green juice? Kale? Egg whites? Chia pudding?
To be clear, all of the above make frequent appearances in the daily eats of our favourite healthy celebs. But according to online wellness destination My Body and Soul, the most favoured weight-loss food in Hollywood is something you might not expect: cucumbers.
The site rationalises the waterlogged fruit's number one slot (yes, it's a fruit) as a staple of the alkaline diet—aka the preferred eating plan of Gisele Bündchen, Jennifer Lopez, Gwyneth Paltrow, and countless others. It's low in calories and chock-full of H2O and fibre—meaning it simultaneously de-bloats and satiates your appetite.
Cucumber is a true beauty food through and through—in addition to being a flat-belly staple, its high vitamin and water content are great for the complexion as well. Nosh on it to eradicate hangover symptoms or to soothe stress after a tough day at the office. (And while you're slicing it up, save a couple to put on your dark circles or any skin inflammation—that old trick really does work to banish puffiness and other signs of irritation or exhaustion. Just ask Alicia Keys!)
While we're on the subject of cucumbers, shop some of our favourite skincare products starring the soothing fruit below.