Elle’s beauty secret? Dehydrate your food!
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