Although she admitted to Bon Appétit that she loves indulging in “a good plate of fried chicken” every so often, Selena Gomez starts her day with just one ingredient and her health in mind. The former Disney star, who recently underwent a successful kidney transplant, rises and shines to either a piece of raw ginger or a shot of it. “It’s killing everything inside! All of the bad things,” she revealed to James Corden during her guest appearance on Carpool Karaoke.
While taking a shot of anything doesn’t sound too palatable first thing in the morning, spicy ginger’s body-loving benefits totally outweigh the sting on the tongue. According to a study in the journal Metabolism, the medicinal plant can help suppress your appetite and increase feelings of satiety. Now that’s a solid reason to order a round of ginger shots… or whip up a Zero Belly Smoothie!
So how else does Selena stay svelte? When she’s embarking on sold out tours and doesn’t have time to grab a meal, the singer avoids a pickle by eating them! She told Bon Appétit that she always keeps “plenty of water and pickles” backstage. Not only do we love pickles because they’re almost calorie-free and crunchier than potato chips, the fermented cucumbers are also one of our 16 Foods That Stop Sugar Cravings.