In an interview in Self magazine, Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow spoke a bit about the benefits of eating gluten-free, and about her gluten-free cook book due out next month.
The 40-year old actor explained how giving up gluten has changed her life for the better. For one thing, she says, she feels lighter and more relaxed. Before going gluten-free, Paltrow says she had “a lot of unexpressed anger. I made everyone else’s feelings more important than my own. I’d suck it up and then be alone in my car yelling at traffic or fighting with hangers in my closet when they got stuck together.”
Paltrow has been derided by some for perhaps being too strict with her children’s diets, by some for making her children a gluten-free diet, and by others for allowing them to break that diet.
But the “Iron Man” star explained to Dr. Mehmet Oz, that the dietary restrictions were due to her children’s allergies, rather than stern parenting style. She said that Moses, 6, “has very bad eczema and he’s allergic to gluten and she [daughter Apple, 8] is allergic to cow dairy.”
She adds that, at home, she tries “to make everything gluten-free for him because the difference in his comfort is unbelievable when he’s sticking to what he’s meant to be eating.”
Paltrow’s new cookbook, “It’s All Good,” details how she steers clear of processed grains when feeding her children, and goes out of her way to avoid gluten.