Elle’s beauty se­cret? De­hy­drate your food!

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YOU may have tried steam­ing your food, blend­ing it, or even eat­ing all your meals en­tirely raw.

But if you’re look­ing to make a clean break from ‘ clean eat­ing’, then Elle Macpher­son might just have found the next trendy food fad to try.

The 53-year-old says that she has be­gun us­ing an elec­tronic food de­hy­dra­tor as she tries to main­tain her su­per­model fig­ure.

The mother-of-two has also changed her diet so that the food she eats is less acidic, and says that she now feels less tired and bloated, as well as no longer suf­fer­ing crav­ings for sugar.

The de­hy­dra­tor de­vices, which can cost

‘Still have proper nu­tri­tional value’

from £25 to £800, pre­serve fresh fruit, veg­eta­bles and meat by re­mov­ing their mois­ture con­tent.

In her monthly col­umn for beauty web­site Get The Gloss, Miss Macpher­son said: ‘Re­cently I have in­vested in a de­hy­dra­tor. Cook­ing food can strip it of its nu­tri­ents.

‘I like the idea that pre­par­ing my meals at a lower dry­ing tem­per­a­ture means they taste great but still have their proper nu­tri­tional value.’

They work by cir­cu­lat­ing warm air around trays, al­low­ing wa­ter in the food to evap­o­rate evenly.

As no cook­ing is re­quired, all the food’s flavour and nutri­tion is locked in – even in­ten­si­fy­ing the flavours in some cases – and the end re­sult has a much longer shelf life than fresh in­gre­di­ents.

Miss Macpher­son said that she has also re­placed red meat in her diet with fish and in­creased her in­take of veg­eta­bles.

Sales of the gad­gets, which can be used to dry ev­ery­thing from straw­ber­ries to mush­rooms and meat, have soared since be­ing cham­pi­oned by health- con­scious celebri­ties such as Gwyneth Pal­trow and cook­book au­thors the Hem­s­ley sis­ters.

Ama­zon says that sales dou­bled from 2015 to last year.

Miss Pal­trow de­scribes them on her life­style web­site Goop as a ‘must’ for peo­ple liv­ing on a raw-food diet.

Diet tips: Elle Macpher­son

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