New research suggests that if you suffer from a bloated stomach, feel tired or so hungry that you often eat too quickly you could be over doing it on the acidic foods. And that doesn't mean citrus fruits or vinegar - surprising snacks like nuts or canned foods are also to blame.
So how do you alleviate the symptoms? It's simple, according to Dr Stephen Domenig who says each meal should be two thirds alkaline and one third acid (the 2:1 diet) - and should last at least 30 minutes.
The original alkaline advocates, Natasha Corrett and Vicki Edgson already count A-list actresses, Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kristen Dunst amongst their followers. Their book Honestly Healthy, makes eating the alkaline way easy...Buy Honestly Healthy: Eat with your Body in Mind the Alkaline Way
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