The children, Apple and Moses are at a critical stage in their lives and need a balanced diet to maintain proper health and continue to grow.
But Paltrow, 40, said that neither she nor husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, eat carbohydrates because of a gluten intolerance, which includes dairy products and chicken eggs.
The startling admission is sure to set off alarm bells with dietitians. A nutritious diet not only helps children stay physically healthy, but promotes better academic performance, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The federal Department of Agriculture, which publishes diet information, recommends a balanced diet of grains, fruits and vegetables. Meat and dairy products should make up no more than 30 percent of anyone’s diet.
“Cutting out such an important food group shouldn’t be done without the advice of a medical professional, as it could put them at risk of nutrient deficiencies,” Dr Carina Norris, a registered nutritionist told London’s Daily Mail.
In her new cookbook, “It’s All Good,” scheduled for release next month, Paltrow writes that she is deeply skeptical about grains, because they contain gluten. But avoid carbs has its price.
“Sometimes when my family is not eating pasta, bread or processed grains like white rice, we’re left with that specific hunger that comes with avoiding carbs,” she writes.
Paltrow has experimented with all kinds of diets and recalls an incident in 2011 when she thought she had a stroke.
She was found to be severely anaemic and vitamin D deficient, according to the book.