The alkaline diet is used by celebs such as, Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Kirsten Dunst. The point of the alkaline diet is to maintain your body’s ph level by what you eat which will cause an improvement in health. A pH of 0 is completely acidic, and a pH of 14 completely alkaline. A pH of 7 is neutral. The diet claims to not just help you lose pounds but to cure arthritis, diabetes, cancer and slow the aging process.
What is in the alkaline diet?
The alkaline diet is made up of mostly vegetables. It also includes soy products, nuts, grains, legumes, and lots of water. What are avoided in this diet is acid-promoting foods, which include meat, fish, poultry, dairy products, processed foods, white sugar, white flour, and caffeine.
Benefits of the diet
There has been no proven scientific truth that the alkaline diet can change blood ph. What is proven is that eating a diet of vegetable, fruits, and avoiding animal products lowers a person’s chance of getting cancer, specifically colon cancer. This diet may also help people avoid kidney stones, because of the lack of animal protein eaten. Also, you may lose weight while on the diet. Some fascinating research has found that even at the same calorie level, people who consume more plant-based foods and have higher antioxidant intakes had lower BMIs, smaller waistlines, and lower body fat percentages than those with lower intakes.