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Joan Collins slams Gwyneth Paltrow's clean eating 'fads'

Joan Collins won't be following the advice to eat 10 to 15 pieces of fruit or vegetables each day, as she believes such a diet would make her the "size of a house".

Joan Collins has slammed the lifestyle choices promoted by Gwyneth Paltrow as "fads".

The 83-year-old Dynasty actress looks better than ever, and frequently showcases her svelte figure in show-stopping ensembles. But when it comes to maintaining her slim physique, Joan isn't a fan of the particular diets appropriated by stars such as Gwyneth, who explores different eating concepts in her health and lifestyle newsletter Goop.

"All of this stuff that she does not eat anything for a week and just drinks goat's milk? I mean what is that? I guess it is a fad..." Joan said during an interview on London radio station LBC. "I see these people taking their green juices and their kale and quinoa - that tastes of cut up cardboard.

"Green tea is disgusting - it is like ink. I will have a big cup of builder's tea and I have two cups of proper coffee in the morning. I think there is too much of this clean eating."

Among Gwyneth's nutritional advice in the past has been encouraging fans to cut out food items such as gluten, dairy, corn, soy, caffeine, alcohol, added sugar, red meat, shellfish and white rice.

However, she has always insisted her intention has never been to make life hard for people - and merely hopes to promote the idea of clean eating among her followers.

"It's here: That moment when we vow to put our elastic waist-banded pants in the back of the closet and kick-start some healthier patterns in the kitchen," Gwyneth wrote in her book It's All Easy: Delicious Weekday Recipes for the Super-Busy Home Cook.

"As always, the goal with the annual Goop detox is to not try to pull off a week of starvation: It's to simply clean up the menu and eat as well as possible."

Joan didn't just criticise Gwyneth's ideology in her LBC interview - she also attacked the recent advice that people should be eating 10 to 15 piece of fruit and vegetables every day.

"There is thing now about having to have 10 portions of fruit and vegetables a day... I would be the size of a house," she laughed.

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