What's the newest trend in celebrity diets? It just might be the alkaline diet, judging by the results attained by celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston, Victoria Beckham and Gwyneth Paltrow, according to Health magazine. So just what is this food plan, and how can it help with weight loss? Get the skinny here.
The goal of an alkaline diet is optimizing your body's pH balance. Your "green light" foods: Veggies, fruits, seeds and nuts. On the red light list: Dairy, sweets, meat, caffeine, alcohol and processed foods. In addition to helping you shed pounds quickly, studies show that an alkaline diet may help you maintain your muscle mass as you age. This maintenance is significant because your muscle mass impacts your metabolism, strength and risk of injury. And here's a shocker: A study showed that as we age, we lose 4.4 pounds of lean tissue per decade on average. What does it get replaced with? Fat tissue. Ick. Another bonus to an alkaline diet: It can help you look younger by maintaining your skin elasticity. Want to try it? Read these books: