Jennifer Lopez Never Eats These Two Foods — But Here’s Why You Should
- Jennifer Lopez’s personal chef just revealed the two foods she’ll never eat.
- In an interview with Us Weekly, Kelvin Fernandez said she stays away from salmon and berries.
- According to him, she doesn’t like the texture of salmon and isn’t big on fruit.
Jennifer Lopez is notoriously strict about her diet, but what she does—and doesn’t—eat is always fascinating because… J.Lo. Well, her personal chef, Kelvin Fernandez, just revealed the two foods the Marry Me star won’t go near.
Fernandez, who works with both J.Lo and fiancé Alex Rodriguez, says you’ll never find J.Lo eating salmon. ‘I know Jennifer doesn’t love salmon, so if I’m cooking salmon for the [table], I always got to do a sea bass or a halibut or cod for Jennifer,’ he told Us Weekly.
It’s not because salmon is an unhealthy food (it’s not)—J. Lo just isn’t into it. ‘She’s just not a fan of the texture and the taste of salmon,’ Fernandez explained.
The other food J.Lo won’t touch? Berries. But her 12-year-old twins, Max and Emme, love them, so she always has them in her fridge. ‘Jennifer is not a big fruit person,’ Fernandez added.
Okay, so… what does make the cut for J.Lo and A-Rod’s fridge? ‘Sparkling water, always fruits and vegetables, like strawberries…There’s always greens like spinach, cucumber, and celery to make green juice,’ Fernandez said. ‘They love starting their day with a green juice.’ The family is also huge on having eggs and turkey bacon on-hand every day, he said.
Fernandez says he learned all of this ‘over time’ working with J.Lo and has been nervous about serving up something to his famous clients that they don’t like or can’t eat. ‘I can’t remember the amount of times that I would have to ask over and over again about dietary restrictions and allergies just because you don’t want to mess up, even though you know,’ he said.
Overall, Fernandez said J.Lo and A-Rod want to have a lot of (mostly healthy) food handy. ‘I think the most important thing is that the pantry is always stocked, the fridge is always stocked,’ he said. ‘The team does a very good job. I think what the most important thing is Jennifer and Alex love consistency, so the team does a great job following that up.’
Here’s why salmon and berries are so good for you
© Getty Raw fresh delicious salmon, cherry tomatoes, onion, zucchini, pepper and lemon in pan, ready to cookDespite J.Lo’s taste bud preferences, salmon and berries are two nutritional powerhouses you should consider adding to your diet if they aren’t already a staple. Why? As well as being incredibly versatile and (in our opinion, at least!) delicious, salmon boasts a whole host of benefits. Its makeup includes:
- Essential omega-3 fatty acids
- High-quality complete protein (a serving contains approx. 25g)
- B vitamins, including B12
- Heart-healthy antioxidant astaxanthin
© GettyMeanwhile, berries are more than just an excellent topper for porridge, pancakes and smoothies. They can benefit your bod in more ways than one:
- Their range of antioxidants help protect cells and fight skin ageing
- They contain soluble fibre
- They are very high in vitamin C
- They can help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels
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