Elle Macpherson is fit and fab at 51, thanks to a low-carb alkaline diet and daily exercise.
Elle said her anti-aging diet, which excludes red meat, alcohol and drugs (including aspirin) keeps her skin looking smooth and her body toned, Examiner reported.
The Alkaline Diet emphasizes fresh green vegetables, fruits, beans, lentils, spices, seeds and nuts. The theory is that eating a diet high in alkaline-producing foods will minimize acid buildup in our bodies (which fuels inflammation, aging, and weight gain).
When you eat too many acidic foods, your pH levels get disrupted, causing weight gain and disease, said Dr Stephan Domenig, author of The Alkaline Cure.
“Many people start the day with coffee followed by toast and jam, cake for morning tea, then meat and a tiny amount of veg for dinner — all of these are acid-forming,” said Domenig.
For Macpherson, following a low-carb alkaline diet means eating less protein, more non-starchy vegetables and cutting back on coffee. She said she’s able to easily maintain her hot supermodel body without feeling deprived.
“I eat fish, but no red meat or chicken,” said Elle, who has her own lingerie line called Elle Macpherson Intimates.
“Some of my favorite foods are spinach, beetroot, goat’s cheese, pearl barley, kale, quinoa, pine nuts, halloumi.”
Macpherson also exercises every day, doing a combination of yoga, running, swimming, hiking, and cycling.
Thanks to her healthy, active lifestyle, Elle looks better than most women half her age. And she feels as great as she looks.