Peaches Geldof Diet to Blame for Untimely Death?

Peaches GeldofThere are many questions surrounding the untimely death of Peaches Geldof, and one of those is whether her diet was to blame. The socialite and TV personality was known for following the juicing diet, but not in the healthiest of ways.

In 2011, she admitted that the juicing diet was the only way she had managed to lose weight successfully. She would spend a month drinking three glasses of vegetable or fruit juice a day just so that she could lose 10 pounds. Afterwards, she would go back to eating as normal and that included going “crazy for chips.”

There are pros and cons to this type of diet. According to Cath Collins from the British Diet Association, just drinking fruit juice upsets the electrolytes in the body. If severe enough, a dieter can suffer cardiac arrest.

When Geldof made the confession about her juicing diet in 2011, photos circulated of her then and now figure. The then photo came from 2007, where she looked curvy and beautiful. Four years later, she looked dangerously thin and had many people telling her to eat something. Many feared that she had turned to anorexia to shed the pounds, but she insisted that it was all healthy. The socialite explained that she had simply removed the bad stuff from her diet, but still “ate like a horse.”

Peaches GeldofThe recent untimely death of Geldof suggests that maybe her diet was not so healthy, and may have been to blame. However, these are only speculations since there is no conclusive reason for her death. Her family has released a statement to say that it is “unexplained and sudden.” There have been no drugs and no suicide note found at the scene.

Juicing diets sound appealing to many, especially those who are not fans of fruit and vegetables. There are a number of magazines that offer the get thin quick schemes that involve juicing, with some claiming people can lose five pounds in the same amount of days. However, the diet is not as healthy as it seems.

The first point to make is that juicing removes the fiber benefits from the fruit and vegetables. Fiber is needed by the digestive system. The good news is that adding some of the pulp back into the juice will add the fiber back into the system.

There are also natural sugars in fruits, which lead to extra calories. The calories are lower in vegetables, but that does not mean this diet will be healthy. The body needs a range of nutrients that come from all different types of foods. Protein is missing from the majority of juicing diets, so the muscles cannot grow and repair. The organs start to waste away, and Collins notes that this kills anorexics.

It is a sad turn of events for the 25-year-old. She often felt pressured to look thin while in the spotlight, and that likely sent her down this path to a better figure. Even if Geldof’s diet is not to blame for her untimely death, it is still something people need to be aware of when they think juicing is a quick way to lose 10 pounds.

Opinion by Alexandria Ingham

Sources:

Life and Style Magazine

Web MD

8 Responses to "Peaches Geldof Diet to Blame for Untimely Death?"

  1. Ilana Stankler   June 30, 2014 at 6:27 am

    Didn’t she die the same way her mother died? She’s taken the same drug as her mum. The juicing diet probably didn’t help her thinness, but her untimely death I believe and according to the media reports was due to a drug overdose.

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    • Alexandria Ingham   June 30, 2014 at 6:30 am

      This was written before it was found that she died of a heroin overdose.

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  2. Jerry   April 26, 2014 at 1:45 am

    Agree with Hayley she appeared to have mental illness past years before death and eating disorder. Her look changed darastically and behaviour seemed in press bizzare. Like haing these issue pretending otherwise then snapping at anyone publiclly about things or defending strange things as to convince herself she as happy. She looked odd with the plastic surgery and seemed to post photographs of self at fashion shows etc seemingly altered photographs. Didn’t seem was for anyone else as comment above she always from 13 seemed to not care at all about anyone elses opinion and seemed arrogant in that way and why not she had everything but seemed to be self obsessed and although tried best for sons in end seemed to be more selfish than not. She defended that saying why would sacrifice vanity for childrens health but she was not a thin girl so why would she diet when pregant or being a mother. Does seem vain and irresponsible. Maybe things got so bad she didn’t want to fail them to ask for help but in end looks like she was in desperate need of it.

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  3. Shirley McCumisky   April 19, 2014 at 11:02 am

    If the article was read properly it was Juicing that was talked about not Juice plus two completly different things.

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  4. sheena   April 18, 2014 at 3:51 am

    Firstly its not irresponsoble behaviour on her part at all what people dont realiae is the juice plus diets are unhealthy and dangerous in the long run as your made to drink these over a period of time …. which enables the bodys natural process to breakdown food to brsgut down this makes people ill… this does not get made clear to the customers… also as nbs rep the amount of customers I have saying they can no longer eat but are having to come to us for weight loss healthy supplements… its a joke …. these are by far no long term fixes just dangerous… peaches being under spot light is clearly under pressure and perhaps public images should be altered as to what makes a celebratory beaitif as appose to gunning for those who weigh more and are not as they shoukd be portrayed as an everday human being.!! She was a mother and has left her babies behind try not to ruin their mothers image especially as she is no longer here to defend herself… respect and decorum.goes along way.

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  5. hayley   April 9, 2014 at 6:41 am

    I truly believe that she did her best for her boys but looking at the pics tells me she was mentally ill with an eating disorder.Very sad. She was a beautiful girl and had no reason to want to be thin.

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  6. Frances   April 9, 2014 at 3:49 am

    Just very sad. I imagine that she was under immense pressure to be thin and a lot of her publicity type work was obviously based on her image. She was very young and obviously trying to do her best to be all things to all people. Sad and tragic and let down by her mother’s chaotic life, but not in my opinion irresponsible.

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  7. Lacey   April 8, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Irresponsible behaviour for a mother!

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