Gwyneth Paltrow’s new cookbook is stirring up controversy.
The 40-year-old fitness and health fanatic is taking some heat over an excerpt from her upcoming book, “It’s All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great” (out in April), in which Paltrow discusses the low-carb, gluten-free diet she shares with her husband, Coldplay singer Chris Martin and their two children, Apple, 8, and Moses, 6.
It’s this passage below that set the Internet ablaze Wednesday:
“Sometimes when my family is not eating pasta, bread or processed grains … we’re left with that specific hunger that comes with avoiding carbs,” Paltrow writes in the book.
Which the media immediately spun into … Gwyneth’s kids are on a carb-free diet and are starving.
The ladies of “The View” discussed Paltrow’s carb controversy and the war on Gluten that’s raging in the food industry.
It’s a subject co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck is an expert on; a Celiac disease sufferer herself, Hasselbeck wrote her own gluten-free cookbook, “Deliciously G-Free: Food So Flavorful They’ll Never Believe It’s Gluten-Free” last year, so you just know she had an opinion about it, and she defended Paltrow … to a point.
“I do believe there’s a growing number of people with gluten intolerance, not just Celiac Disease like myself, I do think it causes inflammation in the body,” Elisabeth began. “But here’s what I think is a mistake — Gwyneth aside, she can do whatever the heck she wants, she’s a mom, those are her kids, do what you want — I do believe there are quality carbs that can replace gluten, alternative grains that provide great nutrition … kids need quality carbohydrates to run,” Hasslebeck said.
Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg were of the old-school mindset, arguing that people have eaten Gluten for years and lived to be 90, so what the heck’s the problem?
Watch What Part of Elisabeth’s Argument Got Her in the “Doghouse” with Whoopi Goldberg, and Which Co-Host Came to Her Defense: