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Gwyneth Paltrow: 'I let my kids have treats'

Gwyneth Paltrow insists she lets her children eat pizza and have the occasional can of cola.

Gwyneth Paltrow insists her kids are allowed to eat treats.

Responding to reports that her two children, Apple, 11, and Moses, 10, who she shares with ex-husband Chris Martin, follow an "alkaline diet or a gluten-free diet," the actress claims some media outlets have misrepresented how she approaches nutrition.

While Gwyneth admits her family follows a strict gluten, dairy and sugar-free diet, it's mostly for the benefit of her son, who has bad eczema and is allergic to gluten and cow's milk.

She adds the diet means she misses eating bread and cheese and still allows her family to indulge in treats when they like.

"We try to eat this way most of the time and then we have treats along the way. For example, the kids get a Coke of the week, and we have pizza more than we should. But I have tried to set it as the baseline for the way we eat," she told Britain's OK! magazine. "I can't control what they eat from the school cafeteria, nor at their friends' houses, so I try to keep it relatively clean at home. When we are healthier, we all have more energy, more stable moods and Moses' eczema disappears."

But for the most part Gwyneth, 43, says Coldplay frontman Chris, 39, and her children are on board with the diet, and they don't really even notice that they eating healthily as the homemade meatballs, chicken nuggets and dumplings she prepares are so delicious.

"Food should be organic wherever possible, local where possible, minimally processed or messed with, and made with love," she shared.

Gwyneth loves cooking so much that she's just released her second cookbook, titled It's All Easy: Delicious Weekday Recipes for the Super-Busy Home Cook. The blonde star was taught to cook by her late father Bruce Paltrow, and wanted to share the skills he had passed on to her in the new book.

"I started writing down recipes because I was always a foodie. My dad was the one who taught me to cook - we learned together and our connection to food was such a huge part of our relationship," she said.

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