The O Word

Organic Food

‘Organic’ is without a doubt, one of the biggest food buzzwords, alongside 'clean eating' and 'vegan.’ For those of us who are a little slow on the bandwagon, 'organic' refers to the way food has been grown and produced. Using environmentally sustainable and natural farming methods means that the produce contains fewer pesticides, no artificial colours or preservatives, is GM Free and the highest standards of animal welfare are maintained.
From Angelina’s fish-heavy régime to Paltrow’s healthy recipes, celebrities are going clean with their diets. Here’s our top celeb picks on organic eating.
Academy Award winner, Gwyneth Paltrow’s desirably slim figure and glowing skin are without a doubt the main reason for her sizeably fanatical following on her food site, Goop. Long time foodie, Paltrow won’t go for restricted diets but instead tries to eat healthy, organically produced food, ‘I still eat organic food and I still eat lots of whole grains. I eat locally. I eat seasonally.’
Angelina Jolie’s eyes, lips and cheekbones definitely derive in her genes but we think that her organic diet helped her snap back into her Hollywood figure as fast as she did after giving birth. She undertook an eating plan that was full of vegetables and Omega-3s, which would include things like organic salmon with tomatoes, brown bread and herbs for breakfast, and mackerel or grilled fresh tuna with watercress, spinach and tomatoes for lunch or dinner.
Is there a beauty who exudes radiant health more than the actresses’ actress, Kate Hudson? Her motto is to fill up on the good stuff, ‘rice, beans, lentils, beautiful salads, low-mercury fish, some nuts, blueberries and raspberries, and all sorts of vegetable dishes.’ Hudson is a great advertisement for the benefits of her eating tips as she looks great and continues to bask in success after success.
Miranda Kerr swears by nutrient-rich steamed vegetables, fish and fresh fruit.  She does organic in the same way that most of us probably do: eating organically as much as we can when we can. Kerr says, ‘the first step is eating healthy. I predominantly eat organic when I can. I eat extremely healthy because when I do, I have more energy. I love spinach, avocado, lots of greens and broccoli.’ She’s definitely on the right track because even a little organic is better than none at all.
Jessica Alba is a celebrity who went above and beyond cleaning up her own diet and co-founded The Honest Company, a business that helps parents give their children more eco-friendly, affordable products. Alba apparently decided to eat healthier as an effect of her own childhood, which involved regular infections and severe allergies. She chooses to eat unprocessed, predominantly organic foods,  ‘To me, knowing that if you eat unprocessed fresh food—it doesn’t all have to be organic, but try to have the least amount of GMOs [genetically modified organisms] and pesticides—you have energy, aren’t starving and don’t have to count calories.’
So overall, we’re not suggesting you give up booze or, god forbid, cheese, but going for the organic option could make a huge difference.
According to our celeb research there are definitely some great health benefits. The proof’s in the organic pudding.