Kendall Jenner’s Model Diet Is Extreme And Potentially Dangerous

Kendall Jenner is working hard to become a top model, but her success could come at a steep price. To stay slim enough to fit into her wee Fashion Week garments, Kendall has been on a super-restrictive diet. One report even claims that Jenner’s extreme dieting could be dangerous.

A source told Life & Style that Kendall Jenner “wants desperately to be taken seriously as a model.” The source claims that Kendall is even willing to starve herself in order to be more successful.

“She’s become more controlling with food. During a recent family dinner, Kendall ordered just a bunch of raw veggies and nibbled on them.”

Kendall herself recently revealed a diet secret that could be cause for concern. During an interview with E! News, Jenner said that she’s been drinking 12 cups of detox tea per day. Life & Style claims that her tea contains dandelion root, which works as a diuretic and laxative. Large doses of diuretics and laxatives can cause dehydration.

However, Kendall Jenner told E! News that she drinks the lemongrass-flavored Kusmi Detox Tea. On the brand’s website, it doesn’t list dandelion root as an ingredient. The detox tea is actually a blend of yerba maté and green tea flavored with lemon and lemongrass.

It might not contain dehydrating dandelion root, but the yerba maté in the drink could also be dangerous. According to Mayo Clinic, the consumption of large amounts of yerba maté tea has been linked to certain types of cancer, including cancer of the mouth and esophagus. In other words, it’s probably not the best idea to drink 12 cups of it every day.

Kendall Jenner didn’t confirm the Life & Style claim that she’s been trying to subsist on nothing but detox tea and raw veggies, but she did tell E! that she snacks on apples and eats a “clean” diet. This consists of lean proteins, fruits, and veggies. Basically she’s on a low-carb diet that’s likely low in calories.

Kendall’s diet might be causing controversy, but she’s killing it as a model. As The Inquisitr previously reported, designer Michael Kors praised Jenner for being a “real professional.” He seems to believe that the young model has a long career ahead of her, so hopefully she’s not compromising her health to prove to the naysayers that she’s worthy of walking some of the biggest runways in the world.

What do you think of Kendall Jenner’s detox tea diet? Does 12 cups a day sound like way too much to you?

[Image via Kendall Jenner/Instagram]

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