You’re standing in the checkout of a small, hip grocery store in Hollywood. You’re just there to grab a few bottles of juice for a weekend at the beach (and maybe a guilt-inducing bag of chips near the register – nobody’s perfect). Suddenly you look up and see that the person in line in front of you is … Owen Wilson? And he’s also holding a few bottles of juice.
Turns out, celebrities are as fascinated by juice as you are. Jessica Hart opts for ginger and apples, while Teresa Palmer loves lemon and Kylie Jenner adores her pineapple. And the turmeric craze is holding strong.
The latter is based on a solid foundation. For instance, it turns out that turmeric can help prevent or slow the symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes. (1) While most celebrities do not suffer from diabetes specifically, the curcumin in turmeric provides a raft of other services as well. For instance, it stabilizes blood sugar, and it helps retard both hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia – good for long days on set. (2)
Celebrities also love cold-pressed juice for the high content of raw enzymes and nutrients. Diet, for instance, is increasingly earning a reputation as a way to moderate skin conditions such as psoriasis and acne, as well as reduce the signs of aging. (3) The research seems to indicate that diets high in “Western” foods such as sugar and processed flour actively work against good skin, while those lower in such foods – and higher in whole produce – moderate skin conditions and even cancer.
So why does Owen Wilson juice, along with many of your other favorite celebrities – at least according to the good people at Well + Good? Well, because it’s good for you. That’s why. Next time you’re wondering what to grab at the checkout stand, make sure your juices are made from fresh, raw, whole foods such as ginger, lemon and turmeric … and enjoy the bodily benefits they bring.
And sure, go ahead and get those chips.
(1) Selvi N, et al. Efficacy of Turmeric as Adjuvant Therapy in Type 2 Diabetic Patients. Indian J Clin Biochem. 2015;30(2):180–186. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4393385/. 8.19.2017.
(2) Zhang D, et al. Curcumin and Diabetes: A Systematic Review. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013;2013. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3857752/. 8.19.2017.
(3) Katta R, Desai S. The Role of Dietary Intervention in Skin Disease. J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2014;7(7):46–51. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4106357/. 8.19.2017.