Written by Melanie Burton, May 1, 2016
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Plant-based, pesticide-free eats are the secrets to this babe’s epic body!

Brazil boasts some of the hottest women on the planet – and Gisele Bundchen is the leader of that bangin’-bod brigade!

So when we heard that the 35-year-old’s personal chef Allen Campbell was dishing on her hot-body diet, we pushed away our morning cupcakes and started taking notes!

Unsurprisingly, the supermodel’s shopping list is free of bakery treats – sigh! – as she’s ridiculously strict about keeping her diet uber-low-kilojoule, while all her meals are entirely organic!

What’s the deal?

“Eighty per cent of what they eat is vegetables,” Allen says of Gisele and her football-star hubby Tom Brady’s diet. “[I buy] the freshest vegetables. If it’s not organic, I don’t use it.

“The other 20 per cent is lean meats – grass-fed organic steak, duck every now and then, and chicken. As for fish, I mostly cook wild salmon.”

Why does it work?

In Australia, the term “organic” can mean different things, but it generally suggests the food has been cultivated on an organic farm, using no herbicides, pesticides or synthetic fertilisers, and avoiding these things can lead you to healthier foods.

“Eating organic and eating conventionally grown produce have been shown to meet all of our nutritional requirements,” explains advanced accredited practising dietitian Melanie McGrice. “It’s reducing your intake of highly processed foods and focusing on plant foods that has the biggest impact on health.”

What’s in, what’s out?

Even if organic donuts were widely available, you wouldn’t find Gisele snacking on them!

“No white sugar. No white flour. No MSG,” Allen says of the dishes the model eats.

“I’ll use raw olive oil, but I never cook with olive oil.

I only cook with coconut oil. Fats like canola oil turn into trans fats… I use Himalayan pink salt, never iodised salt.”

There’s also no caffeine, no mushrooms and no dairy, but good carbs like sweet potatoes, brown rice, quinoa and millet beans are OK. Phew!

Let’s take a closer look…

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