Not because it’s the latest fad – that would be silly. But maybe needing to stay healthy and in top shape encourages celebrities to pay more attention to their bodies and what helps them keep that star-quality radiance.
Since almost one out of every three people is gluten sensitive, it’s not surprising to find a long list of celebrity gluten-avoiders. Not only Lady Gaga, Russell Crowe and Zooey Deschanel, but actresses Rachel Weisz, Jennifer Esposito and Emmy Rossum, ex Spice Girls star Victoria “Posh” Beckham, news commentator Keith Olberman, and of course The View’s Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who wrote a book about her journey to health through gluten elimination.
Lady Gaga not only eats gluten free herself, she makes all her dancers eat gluten free as well. That’s smart, because even if you’re not intolerant, gluten causes inflammation, and inflammation can cause all sorts of problems, including bloating, aches and pains, headaches, and extra weight, as well as a higher likelihood of illness over the long term.
By the way, I think Zooey Deschanel’s new TV show The New Girl is the funniest show I’ve seen in a long time. I’ve been a Zooey fan since Elf. I know Bridesmaids got lots of attention as a breakthrough women’s comedy, but Zooey Deschanel in The New Girl is a lot smarter, imho. Just sayin’