ONE ELLE OF A BOD Former supermodel Elle Macpherson, 53, reveals her top tips for keeping her body young

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The Australian supermodel lifts the lid on how she keeps her body trim and toned in her fifties

SHE was nicknamed ‘The Body’ when she broke on to the modelling scene in the 80s – with her tall, svelte frame dominating catwalks.

And Elle Macpherson, 53, has managed to create a global brand due to her age-defying looks.

Now the Australian supermodel has shared the beauty and diet rules she swears by to keep herself young.

Posting on her blog Get The Gloss, Elle insisted she begins her day with a glass of hot water and lemon to kick-start her metabolism.

She also sings the praises of daily greens and drinks her Super Elixir – a greens powder made with 45 ‘bio-live wholefood ingredients’ – revealing: “I have experienced a real difference in my energy levels, sleep patterns and complexion.”

But mum-of-two Elle says it’s important to mix up her greens in her diet. “I try to eat a few different varieties every day.

The supermodel starts her day with hot water and lemon to kick-start her metabolism

“For example, kale is a good source of iron and calcium, while broccoli, sprouts, cabbage and spinach are high in vitamin C as well as vitamin A which is essential for healthy skin, hair and nails,” she explains.

With breakfast being the most important meal of the day, Elle insists it’s vital you listen to what your body is craving. “Sometimes it’s a smoothie made with hemp milk, half an avocado and one scoop of Nourishing Protein Chocolate. If I want something hot, I’ll have a couple of poached eggs or a chia pudding soaked in almond milk.”

The star also credits a daily dose of horsetail. The unique beauty mineral silica aids the repair of body tissues and collagen and is said to strengthen bones.

Elle doesn’t eat chicken or red meat but gets her protein from fish. She explains: “Sardines are a good choice because they are packed full of those wonderful omega 3 fatty acids.”

And we can all rejoice as Elle – who has two teenage sons, Flynn and Aurelius Cy from her previous relationship with hedge funder Arpad Busson – not only admits to cheating on her diet but insists falling off the wagon can be vital to a longterm healthy lifestyle.

She explains: “My nutritionist Dr Simone Laubscher PhD says to choose a celebration day or two where you can eat whatever you like.

“My favourite indulgences are dark chocolate and vegan ice cream – preferably together!”

This comes after Elle was spotted flaunting her famous curves on the beach in the Bahamas on her New Year break.

Last year, Elle’s personal trainer Nicola Addison gave an insight into the supermodel’s fitness regime.

She suggested weight lifting and planking were among her key tips for a killer body.

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