Fruit freaks and celeb detox diets

Anna Coogan

>Actress Salma Hayek was last year revealed as a veteran of the juice diet and is said to have used the regime to prepare for parading down the red carpet and walking up the aisle when she married millionaire French businessman Francois-Henri Pinault.

She is the co-founder of Juice Generation, which brings her detox diet to the doorsteps of her neighbours in New York, yet so far there are no plans for the company to go international.

> Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow is also reportedly a fan of the juice detox diet, and at one point was said to have gone on a mostly juice detox diet (with apparently one solid meal some days) that lasted for three weeks.

The Sliding Doors actress was quoted as saying: "I feel pure and happy and much lighter. I dropped the extra pounds that I had gained during a majorly fun and delicious 'relax and enjoy life phase' about a month ago."

> Bride Wars actress Anne Hathaway is reportedly a devotee of the 48-Hour Detox, created by celebrity fitness trainer David Hirsch, and will drink juice four times a day, for two days, and not eat anything else while detoxing.

>Jordan, aka Katie Price, swapped meals for vitamin-packed juices to lose weight following the birth of her son, Junior. She said at the time: "I'm eating avocados, pineapple, spinach and celery sticks, all mixed together. It sounds revolting but it's delicious."

She drank the juice twice a day and ate chicken or fish with vegetables or salad in the evening, and it was claimed she lost two stone in six weeks.

> AMERICAN TV personality Ryan Seacrest is said to still be haunted by childhood memories of being a chubby child, and keeps himself trim by regularly going on a juice diet. His favourite juice is said to be a mix of kale, collard greens, cayenne pepper, celery root, coconut water and acai (a small, dark purple berry that grows wild in the Amazonian jungles).