Gwyneth Paltrow has “barely” drunk alcohol since being diagnosed with COVID-19.
The 49-year-old actress was diagnosed with the virus in 2020, and since then, she’s hardly drunk any alcohol at all.
She shared with Chelsea Handler on her ‘Dear Chelsea’ podcast: “It’s been a long year of barely any alcohol, I mean I’ve had a sip here and there but very rarely.
“You know me, I love a drink, I love the ritual of it, and I love to sit down and have one and chat. I love the taste of alcohol, like, I love whisky and wine and, whatever, vodka. I’ll take it all.
“But I think what happened was, having gotten COVID and having felt like s***, or like having had long COVID stuff for a while, I just didn’t feel vibrant.”
The Hollywood star had COVID “early on” and she was subsequently encouraged to change her diet by a medical expert.
Gwyneth explained: “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.”
The Oscar-winning star – who is married to producer Brad Falchuk – is now feeling much healthier and more vibrant.
She said: “I kind of begrudgingly did it, and then I just started to feel so good. 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.”