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Gwyneth Paltrow’s 2017 Goop Detox: 5 Days Without Caffeine, Alcohol & Added Sugar

Update Date: Jan 08, 2017 11:02 PM EST
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Gwyneth Paltrow’s 2017 Goop detox program is surprisingly easy and simple. (Photo : Mike Windle/Getty Images for Airbnb)

Gwyneth Paltrow's 2017 Goop detox is basically eliminating certain elements and incorporating the good stuff. Unlike last year's list that is mostly made up of smoothies and kale salad, Goop promises a simple and attainable five-day detox regimen.

The annual detox program eliminates alcohol, butter, caffeine, gluten, margarine, vegetable oils and added sugar in the diet. Food like red meat and shellfish are not recommended. One may use a little bit of fresh chili only if they are not sensitive to tomatoes and eggplant. Soy and dairy should also be eliminated, but eggs are allowed to meet protein requirement.

The recipes in Gwyneth Paltrow's 2017 Goop detox include chicken bone broth, egg drop soup, apple cinnamon oatmeal and granola bars. It also recommends drinking water with freshly squeezed lemon first thing in the morning to decrease the acidity in the body.

The detox regimen also suggests a hot bath every night with essential oils and botanical extracts like orange, ginger and thyme. It also advocates doing body exfoliation by dry brushing and putting on detox oil. For the face, one can put all five-alpha-hydroxy acids witch salicylic acid for smooth and glowing skin.

Moreover, the program also proposes taking in some colonics to feel "lighter," have more energy and optimum metabolism. An infrared sauna - to "clear toxins, decrease inflammation, soothe muscles and increase overall energy" - was also recommended. Paltrow suggests a trip to a gym or spa is a good alternative if one cannot afford to invest in such facility.

On one of her blog posts, Gwyneth Paltrow highlights the importance of consulting a medical doctor before going on a cleansing program. Doctors have recently issued a warning on getting a radical detox program. According to British Medical Journal Case Reports, the concept of detox is not backed by medical science. The British Dietetic Association also notes that there are no "specific drinks, patches or lotions that can do a magic job."

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