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Gwyneth Paltrow Has a New Cookbook: Healthy, Fun Food

Gwyneth Paltrow’s eating habits once took a toll on her health — but now she’s back on the right track and hoping to  help others do the same.

Her newest cookbook, It’s All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Help You Look Good and Feel Great, isn’t coming out till April, but Amazon is already receiving lots of advance orders.

Gwyneth’s two previous cookbooks were tributes to good eating and family meals, inspired by her beloved father’s love for food. This new one came about as a result of a recent health crisis.

According to the synopsis, Gwyneth’s “grueling schedule and a lapse of overindulgence” left her feeling awful. Her doctor diagnosed her with anemia and vitamin D deficiency and recommended an “elimination diet” to restore her body to normal.

Talk about restrictive — the actress was told to cut out everything from wheat to dairy, eggs to alcohol. For a woman who enjoys pizza and wine, this was no easy feat. So she enlisted the help of her long-time recipe developer, Julia Turshen, to create meals that stayed within her diet but that didn’t taste like wallpaper paste. The result: recipes like Salmon Burgers with Pickled Ginger and Banana “Ice Cream.”

Although Gwyn has added her favorite foods back to mealtimes, she says she turns to the doctor-approved diet when she wants to drop a few pounds or feels her energy flagging.

This sounds like a much more sensible way of life than the go-overboard regimes she’s known for. It also sets a good example for her children, Apple and Moses. Seeing their mom go on juice fasts or eating too much junk out of stress sends confusing messages about the role food should play in their lives.

What do you think? Will you be buying Gwyneth’s latest cookbook?

[Photo: via PacificCoastNews]

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