Gwyneth Paltrow has found herself at the centre of a social media storm over the last few weeks as snippets from her ski accident trial went viral – but the Hollywood starlet is no stranger to attracting attention.
The founder of $250 wellness brand Goop has raised eyebrows in the past over her suggestions on how to live a healthy lifestyle as well as her diet – particularly her love of bone broth.
Earlier this month she received furious backlash on social media after revealing she eats bone broth for lunch ‘most days’ and has ‘lots of vegetables’ for dinner, while conducting an ‘intermittent fast’ in the morning.
After a clip of her chat with Dr Will Cole on The Art of Being Well podcast was posted on TikTok people took to the comments to accuse her of masking starving as wellness, prompting her to respond to the backlash confirming she ‘eats way more than bone broth and vegetables’.
But with a large following and a huge influence on the wellness industry, many people have heeded 50-year-old Gwyneth’s words on the benefits of bone broth and are keen to make it for themselves.
Hollywood actress and wellness guru Gwyneth Paltrow recently said on The Art of Being Well podcast that she likes to eat bone broth for lunch and was forced to clarify her comments during an Instagram Q&A session
During the chat with Dr Cole, Paltrow was asked: ‘What does your wellness routine look like right now?’
Her answer was snipped into a 40-second clip which was then uploaded to the podcast network’s own TikTok account.
In it, the actress says: ‘I eat dinner early in the evening. I do a nice intermittent fast.
‘I usually eat something about 12 and in the morning I have things that won’t spike my blood sugar so I have coffee.
Paltrow, 50, has recently won a civil case brought against her in the US by by retired optometrist Terry Sanderson who claimed she had crashed into him in a skiing accident, leaving him with brain damage
Is bone broth the key to Gwyneth’s success? The wellness guru, who runs the Goop brand, has hailed the purported benefits of the dish
‘But I really like soup for lunch. I have bone broth for lunch a lot of the days. Try to do one hour of movement, so I’ll either take a walk or I’ll do Pilates or I’ll do my Tracy Anderson.
Hemsley and Hemsley bone broth recipe
- 2kg-3kg (4½ lb-6½ lb) chicken carcasses, beef, lamb or marrow bones – or the bones from a roast
- 2 handfuls of onions, leeks, carrots and/or celery ends
- 1 tbsp black peppercorns
- a few dried bay leaves
- a splash of vinegar or wine
- Put all the ingredients in a large stainless steel pot. Fill with cold water to 5cm (2in) above the bones, leaving room at the top so it doesn’t boil over.
- Cover and bring to the boil, then simmer for six to 24 hours until bones crumble. Or use a slow cooker on high for 12 hours or more.
- Strain through a fine mesh sieve. Use immediately or cool before storing
‘And then I dry brush and I get in the sauna. So I do my infrared sauna for 30 minutes and then for dinner I try to eat according to paleo – so lots of vegetables.’
She concluded: ‘It’s really important for me to support my detox.’
Despite people slamming her answer on social media, which led her to later clarify her comments in an Instagram Q&A session, the Oscar winner has made millions promoting the benefits of measures like drinking bone broth, among other unusual remedies.
Paltrow’s website for her $250 million wellness brand Goop published a full article on the benefits of bone broth, quoting healthy cooks Jasmine and Melissa Hemlsey and entrepreneur Anya Fernald’s comments on the recipe.
In the article, first published in 2016, Fernald said her customers ‘swear by daily consumption to help resist getting sick and to help with healing faster’.
The Hemsley sisters also previously spoke to the Mail on Sunday about their upbringing with a Filipina mother who often had bone broth on the stove.
‘Now it is a massive trend, partly because nose-to-tail eating is more frugal and also because of the health benefits. For us, it’s a big part of feeling great,’ Jasmine told the newspaper in 2015.
They spoke about how the slow simmering of bones releases their nutrients including gelatin, collagen and = glucosamine plus minerals (calcium, magnesium and phosphorus) and anti-inflammatory amino acids glycine and proline.
Dr Amy Myers, author of bestseller The Autoimmune Solution, recommends bone broth for healing gut problems: ‘The gelatin protects and heals the mucosal lining of the digestive tract and helps in the digestion of nutrients.’
She has written about how the broth may also help fight infection, with home-made chicken soup credited by researchers with relieving cold and flu symptoms.
It has also been claimed that the minerals in bone broth help our bones to repair, and glycine can be calming and aid restful sleep.
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