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    Elisabeth Hasselbeck Defends Gwyneth Paltrow's Healthy Diet Choices on The View

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    Elisabeth Hasselbeck is firing back at Gwyneth Paltrow's haters.

    The Goop goddess recently made headlines after speaking out about her family's gluten-free diet in her new cookbook It's All Good, though the health-conscious mother's comments drew some criticism for the strict low-carb regime. 

    But Elisabeth Hasselbeck—who has also authored two gluten-free cookbooks—jumped to Paltrow's defense on The View, showing her admiration and support for the blond beauty's healthy lifestyle. 

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    "I do believe that there is a growing number of people with gluten intolerance, not just celiac disease, like myself," Hasselback explained. "I do think it causes inflammation in the body, whether you are celiac or gluten intolerant or not."

    She continued, stating that Gwyneth should raise her two children—8-year-old Apple and 6-year-old Moses—the way she wants despite the inevitable industry backlash.

    "She could do whatever the heck she wants," Hasselbeck said in defense of Chris Martin's other half. "She's a mom, those are her kids, do what you want." 

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    We agree! And we think Gwyneth is a mighty fine mother for teaching her children proper nutrition at such a young age.

    "I do believe that there are quality carbs that can replace gluten, like a quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat, rice, corn, all those things," the conservative host continued. "They're alternative grains that provide a great amount of nutrition. You need quality carbs. Kids need quality carbohydrates to run."

    Sounds like a solid point to us. 

    And hey, when you're married to a Coldplay frontman and look fabulous at 40, you're just bound to make some people jealous. 

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