Gwyneth Paltrow’s new cookbook draws criticism

By Daniel S Levine,

Gwyneth Paltrow does much more than acting these days and has a new cookbook titled It’s All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great coming out next month. Despite its title, there are apparently foods that are not good for her and rocker Chris Martin’s family and she’s drawing some heat for what she’s written in the book.

According to The Daily Mail, in a section of the book, she writes how she and Martin decided to go with a low-carbohydrates diet for their children, Apple, 8, and Moses, 6. They believe that pasta, bread and rice would be bad for them and notes that they all often feel hungry because of the diet.

“Every single nutritionist, doctor and health-conscious person I have ever come across . . . seems to concur that (gluten) is tough on the system and many of us are at best intolerant of it and at worst allergic to it,” Paltrow claims in the book. “Sometimes when my family is not eating pasta, bread or processed grains like white rice, we’re left with that specific hunger that comes with avoiding carbs.”

“I think it’s not a good idea, especially because her children are thin - I’ve seen pictures of them,” London nutritionist Yvonne Wake told the Mail. “Kids need carbohydrate because it gives them glycogen which keeps your brain going. Without it they won’t be able to think straight as their brain won’t be functioning and their thinking patterns will be slow.”

According to USA Today, other publications, like the New York Post and The Atlantic Wire have ridiculed the book. The Post was particularly harsh on it, writing that it reads like a “manifesto to some sort of creepy healthy-girl sorority with members who use beet juice rather than permanent marker to circle the ‘problem areas’ on each other’s bodies.”

This is Paltrow’s second cookbook and will be released on April 2.

image: Amazon.com

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