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Gwyneth Paltrow Explains Why She's Had 'Barely Any Alcohol' Since Battling COVID-19

Gwyneth Paltrow Explains Why She's Had 'Barely Any Alcohol' Since Battling COVID-19

Gwyneth Paltrow is prioritizing her health these days.

In a new interview, the 49-year-old actress and goop founder said that she “started to feel so good” after she stopped drinking at her doctor’s recommendation after her battle with COVID-19.

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“It’s been a long year of barely any alcohol, I mean I’ve had a sip here and there but very rarely,” Gwyneth shared with Chelsea Handler on her podcast Dear Chelsea.

“You know me, I love a drink, I love the ritual of it, and I love to sit down and have one and chat,” she added. “I love the taste of alcohol, like, I love whiskey and wine and, whatever, vodka. I’ll take it all.”

Gwyneth continued, “But I think what happened was, having gotten COVID and having felt like s–t, or like having had long COVID stuff for a while, I just didn’t feel vibrant.”

Back in February, Gwyneth revealed that she and husband Brad Falchuk both battled COVID “early on” at the beginning of the pandemic in 2020.

After being sick, Gwyneth turned to a functional medicine practitioner, who put her on a diet that doesn’t allow alcohol or sugar.

“I didn’t feel good, and I had really high inflammation levels and the doctor was like, ‘Look, you really need to clean up your act. You gotta, at least for three months, no alcohol, no grains, no sugar, nothing processed,’ everything like that,” Gwyneth recalled to Chelsea.

Ever since she started this diet, Gwyneth said that she’s feeling a whole lot better.

“And so I kind of begrudgingly did it, and then I just started to feel so good,” Gwyneth explained. “And I don’t know, I’m not going to do it forever, but I think 2021 has been about me trying to value my health and wellness a little bit more because, especially during COVID, I was just eating whatever, drinking seven nights a week. And it’s been really interesting. I sleep so much better with no alcohol, it’s wild.”

In another recent interview, Gwyneth Paltrow revealed the sex advice she’s given her two teenage kids.

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