If you had to venture a guess about the most common health foods among the A-list set, what would it be? Green juice? Kale? Egg whites? Chia pudding?
To be clear, all of the above make frequent appearances in the daily eats of our favorite healthy celebs. But according to Aussie online wellness destination My Body and Soul, the most favored weight-loss food in Hollywood is something you might not expect: cucumbers.
The site rationalizes the waterlogged fruit's number one slot (yes, it's a fruit) as a staple of the alkaline diet—aka the preferred eating plan of Gisele Bündchen, Jennifer Lopez, Gwyneth Paltrow, and countless others. It's low in calories and chock-full of H2O and fiber—meaning it simultaneously de-bloats and satiates your appetite.
Cucumber is a true beauty food through and through—in addition to being a flat-belly staple, its high vitamin and water content are great for the complexion as well. Nosh on it to eradicate hangover symptoms or to soothe stress after a tough day at the office. (And while you're slicing it up, save a couple to put on your dark circles or any skin inflammation—that old trick really does work to banish puffiness and other signs of irritation or exhaustion. Just ask Alicia Keys!)
While we're on the subject of cucumbers, shop some of our favorite skincare products starring the soothing fruit below.
This cooling gel mask uses a variety of plant extracts to soothe and hydrate inflamed skin—use it after a nasty sunburn or an intense wax or peel.
Kiss your blackheads goodbye with this pore-excavating toner.
These biodegradable wipes remove every last smidge of makeup and soothe sensitive skin, all in one go.
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