Victoria Beckham reportedly altered her diet after finding out she had ‘off the scales levels’ of mercury.
The 46-year-old checked into the Lanserhof luxury spa last year for some R&R, but while getting a check-up, she was warned that her fish-heavy diet was causing problems.
A source told The Sun: ‘Victoria had off the scale levels of mercury. So doctors gave her a liver flush to help rid the body of toxins.
‘She feels brilliant and is as lean and fit as ever.’
The fashion designer mainly eats fish, but has reportedly switched to eating more salmon and less tuna and swordfish, which carry high levels of methylmercury.
Eating too much fish is the most common source of mercury poisoning.
Typical symptoms of mercury poisoning include a metallic taste in the mouth, sickness and muscle weakness, and it can cause nerve loss, trouble walking, and issues with vision and coordination.
This comes after Robbie Williams revealed he switched to a plant-based diet after discovering he had mercury poisoning.
The 46-year-old told Radio X: ‘I was eating fish twice a day and I’ve got the highest mercury poisoning the doctor has ever seen.
‘Do you know what I thought when I heard that? “I’ve won!” That’s how my ego works, “I’ve got the highest…did you say the highest? Thank you.” I literally won the mercury award.’
The Let Me Entertain You singer continued: ‘I got my mercury tested because my wife’s neurotic and she gets all sorts of tests all the time.
‘Anyway, thank God, ‘cause I could’ve dropped dead of mercury and arsenic poisoning.’
Victoria does not stick to a plant-based diet, but is a big fan of vegetables and has cut out milk and cheese.
She told the Times: ‘I enjoy eating healthily. And I’m in the fortunate position where it’s easy for me. I can afford to eat well.
‘I expect a lot from my body. And I’m never sick. You have to be kind to your body if you expect a lot from it.’
Credit: Original article published here.