The raw food
diet has been receiving a lot of media hype for its reported health benefits
and these 5 stars have all given a raw diet a shot. Only eating pure and raw
ingredients, food is said to retain more of its health-benefiting properties
when left uncooked or only heated at a low temperature and these celebs opted
to try it out, with varying results. Some loved the diet and swear by it, while
others had less positive experiences.
1. Alicia Silverstone
raw wasn’t for her: "I was getting all excited about eating raw food and I
realized it was not working for me. It’s not that fruits and vegetables aren’t
good; everybody should [eat them]. But I still ate a lot of processed food and
a lot of sugar and things like that, and white flour. In New York City you can
get anything you want at any time so I was in the dead of winter trying to eat
mangos. God created mangos to cool you off in the heat; that’s why they don’t
grow in the cold. So here I was in the snow making myself colder."
2. Kelly Rowan
eaten raw for years: "I don't eat any refined carbohydrates. I eat
sprouted rice, I eat raw meat... nothing processed. I've been doing it for 12
years and I've never been sick. I eat raw dairy; anything the body can
assimilate. It's great, 'cause you don't feel like you're on a diet. I get so
angry that women always feel that they're on some kind of diet because as soon
as that happens you feel like you're in deprivation mode. I had hyperglycaemia
when I was in my late 20s. I was really tired and I couldn't figure out why. I
kept going to doctors and they kept saying to me, 'You're fine,' and I said,
'Well I'm not fine. I don't feel great,' and that sort of prompted (the
3. Megan Fox
by a combination of raw and vegan food: "I eat five times a day and don't
diet, but I do eat healthily - mostly raw and vegan food with no dairy. It's
not always possible with travel and filming, but I try. I also take supplements
like silica and fish oil religiously."
4. Miranda Kerr
loves raw and organic foods: "I find the most satisfying food is food
that's full of life, so it's raw and clean and organic. We have a vegetable
patch in Los Angeles so when I get the veggies out and eat them from there I
5. Naomie Harris
didn't enjoy eating a raw diet: "Yes, I'm obsessed with health, which has
been an interesting journey. I went down the raw-food diet route, but got ill.
It was really hard, especially in Britain in winter, trying to survive on raw
carrots. I became so ill and anaemic, so I stopped that and became a vitamin
junkie. I just ate lots of vegetables, exercised and breathed."