Why Jennifer Aniston Comments *That* Viral Salads Are Harmful
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do you agree?
you all must have seen by now He The Viral Salad That Jennifer Aniston Reportedly Made for Her and Co-Stars Lisa Kudrow and Koutney Cox on Set Every Day for Ten Years Friend,
The recipe surfaced in a 2010 interview when Aniston’s co-star Courteney Cox shared that they ate the same Cobb salad whenever they filmed together (which was often the case, given that they best friends and two main characters).
“Jennifer and Lisa” [Kudrow] And I had lunch together every day for ten years. And we always had the same thing – a Cobb salad,” shared Cox. LA Times, “But it wasn’t really a Cobb salad. It was a Cobb salad that Jennifer made with turkey bacon and garbanzo beans. [chickpeas] And I don’t know what.”
He added: “[Jen] There’s just one way with food, which really helps. Because if you’re going to eat the same salad every day for ten years, that would be a good salad, right?”
Twist on a Cobb Salad includes bulgur wheat, chickpeas, cucumber, red onion, feta, mint and parsley, and has broken the internet over the past few weeks.
It seems like everyone from dietitians and nutritionists to working moms and busy shifters in search of filling, easy-to-prepare meals are doing it at home. I tried the combo myself and found it delicious – creamy, crunchy and just the right amount of filling.
Yet this week, Jen finally addressed the viral recipe, saying that it’s not really what she ate every day.
talking to alliethe 53-year-old said: “Well, that salad, dare I dismiss it? It’s not the salad I used to eat every day Friend, I feel terrible because it’s literally taken like crazy, and it looks like a delicious salad, but it’s not what I had Friend,
She continued: “To be honest, I would never have that much chickpeas in a salad. Not good for the digestive system.”
This is where his commentary becomes difficult. While Jen is known for her healthy lifestyle – she joined Vital Proteins as their chief creative officer in 2020 – she is not a qualified nutritionist, dietitian, or health professional, which means knowing what is healthy Commenting about – and what not – is problematic.
From several qualified pros I confirmed the recipe is a great balanced meal option, full of fiber and vegetarian protein sources – so a celebrity who has had no training in debunking it in public could potentially serve thousands of people around the world. Those who have tried it feel guilty or frustrated about their food choices.
Healthy living is also not about good or bad, and saying you will “never” eat a certain food is not a balanced lifestyle for me.
With Jen’s global reach, it’s disappointing to see the star refer to health and nutrition in such black and white terms and not think more before publicly dismissing it. Sure, healthy looks different on everyone, but leave the nutritional advice to qualified professionals, shall we?
what do you reckon?