• Because Mindy Kaling says Gwyneth's carrot-ginger dressing "is the BEST salad dressing I’ve ever tasted and now I want to like, eat salads." The revelation occurred when "The Mindy Project" star decided to have a go at making every single dish in the Oscar-winner's "It's All Good" cookbook.

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  • Because dairy  products suck—and not just for the animals who are tortured and killed so you can have them. Though Gwynnie has admitted to having a weakness for cheese, she feels less bloated when she ditches the dairy, and her skin looks better too.

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  • Because her buckwheat and banana pancakes taste divine! (Trust me: I make them for myself and my husband every single weekend.) Plus, studies have shown that diets containing buckwheat tend to have a lower risk of high cholesterol and blood pressure.

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  • Because Gwyneth is right: There are way better things to feed your children than Cup-a-Soup. She got a lot of flack for saying she'd "rather die" than give Apple and Moses this instant-meal. But the truth is, it's loaded with sodium, sugar, and a ton of additives like monosodium glutamate, disodium inosinate, and disodium guanylate. Eww!

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  • Because her "Go-To Black Beans" are so easy to make, yet so ridiculously tasty! Simply heat up some olive oil and garlic in a pan, add a few sprigs of fresh cilantro, bring to a boil, and simmer. Even a novice cook like myself can't screw it up (too often).

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  • "We basically can't live without Vegenaise—it's a little out of control," Gwyneth said...and the world snickered. However, when compared to regular mayo, the vegan version is non-GMO verified, and contains a short list of ingredients that are recognizable and easy to pronounce.

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  • Speaking of Vegenaise, Gwyneth uses it as the foundation of her tasty twist on everybody's new favorite breakfast food: avocado toast. P.S. Don't forget to hit it with a few crushed red pepper flakes for a bit more bite. Yum!

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  • Gwyneth doesn't eat red meat, but she's hardly alone in that regard. Thankfully, more and more people are joining her, as studies show evidence that eating high amounts of the stuff has been associated with Type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, and certain cancers.

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