Vinegar on an empty stomach, smoothies instead of breakfast: we asked the doctors if the beauty hacks of the stars are dangerous

INRecently, stars are increasingly sharing morning rituals on social networks. But are these tips as helpful as they might seem? And is it always worth repeating the life of the idols of millions (even if they look perfect on their selfies)? The editorial staff of BeautyHack asked about this from experts – a gastroesterologist, nutritionist and cosmetologists. All the answers are in our article!

Victoria Beckham

Every morning before a meal, Victoria takes two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, and then a glass of boiled water with lemon. For breakfast at the star, usually porridge with almond milk with chia seeds and raspberries.

Elena Volodkina, gastroenterologist at the Aging Control clinic of aesthetic medicine comments:

– Probably, Victoria Beckham drinks not the apple cider vinegar that is sold in stores, but the product of apple fermentation. But in any case, not everyone can drink it (and especially on an empty stomach), since it stimulates the production of digestive juices, which in chronic diseases of the digestive system can provoke their exacerbation (for example, chronic gastritis with high acidity, gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer, dyskinesia of the biliary tract of the hypermotor type). The same applies to water with lemon, it acts on the body in the same way as vinegar. That being said, breakfast cereal, especially with chia seeds, is a great option.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow once admitted that she sometimes prefers to drink smoothies instead of breakfast. This way, she says, helps her stay hungry until lunchtime.

Elena Volodkina, gastroenterologist at the Aging Control clinic of aesthetic medicine comments:

Miranda Kerr

Immediately after waking up with the supermodel – meditation. Then she drinks a glass of water at room temperature. For breakfast, Miranda usually eats either avocado with gluten-free toast or eggs. And before taking a shower, Kerr rubs the body with a dry brush to improve circulation and exfoliate the skin.

Katerina Nikolaevskaya, a cosmetologist at the TORI clinic of aesthetic medicine, comments:


– I completely agree with Miranda and am ready to subscribe to each item of her beauty program! I especially like the model’s breakfast. Avocado is a storehouse of vitamins of group B, E, A, C, K, folic acid, it contains a large amount of minerals. Also, this product contains monounsaturated fats, which are easily absorbed by the body and due to this we get a good energy charge for the whole day. Having eaten avocados in the morning, we can withstand a long period of time without snacks until the next meal. The position of the model is ideal for rubbing the body with a dry brush. Cleansing the stratum corneum helps to detoxify the skin, it also helps to clear the lymphatic ducts and removes puffiness. With regular use of the brush, you will have beautiful, smooth skin.

Karlie Kloss

Before breakfast, Carly drinks a couple of glasses of clean water. This ritual helps her fight dehydration and feel great throughout the day.

And here the opinions of the experts were divided!

Vasily Generalov, neurologist, epileptologist, doctor of medical sciences, one of the leading experts in the introduction of a ketogenic diet for various diseases and pathologies, comments:


– I am against drinking water before breakfast or food. During digestion, we produce saliva and gastric juice, and if we also drink water before eating, we will mix different environments (acidic stomach and alkaline intestines) This, in turn, can contribute to various erosions, indigestion. It used to be thought that drinking water before a meal helps to reduce food intake (that is, the more water you drink, the less you eat later), but this does not work.

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Comments Elena Volodkina, gastroenterologist at the Aging Control clinic of aesthetic medicine:


– Drinking water before breakfast is good for the body, as we immediately after waking up help the body to increase metabolism. Many people drink one glass of water, but two glasses (if the body requires it) will certainly not hurt.

Joan Smalls

The supermodel devotes the most time to breakfast, she has a hearty breakfast every day. The model’s diet often includes fish and fries. However, she never drinks coffee, she believes that this drink increases her heart rate.

Natalia Kustova, a cosmetologist at the TORI clinic of aesthetic medicine comments:


– Joan has French fries in her diet in the morning, and this, in my opinion, is a big blow to her figure, and indeed to her health in general. Of course, potatoes are an important source of potassium, iodine, iron, sodium and magnesium, as well as vitamins B1, B2 and C. However, most of the nutrients are lost during cooking and heat treatment. Moreover, when cooking potatoes, like a sponge, they absorb as much oil as possible. As a result, there are 400 calories per 100 grams. That is, 1 kilogram of potatoes contains 4,000 calories! And that’s a lot. Fish is a great start to the day. It contains iodine, antioxidant, phosphorus, vitamins B12, A, E, omega-3 fatty acids. As for coffee, it really is not suitable for everyone, it is especially contraindicated to drink it on an empty stomach, since in this case it acidifies the environment of the stomach and intestines, which can exacerbate existing diseases. In people prone to vegetative-vascular dystonia, blood pressure, as well as heart rate, may increase. If you have no contraindications, then you can drink coffee, but strictly after meals and no more than 1-2 cups a day.

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