The essential rules of the Alkaline Diet – and how switching to alkaline foods could boost your health

Have you heard of the Alkaline Diet?
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    Her name isn’t The Body for no reason, and it’s not a title she’s giving up anytime soon. At 55 Elle Macpherson looks absolutely incredible – toned, slim and healthy – something she attributes to the Alkaline Diet.

    “I noticed changes in just two weeks,” she revealed back in 2016. “I had more vitality, my skin wasn’t dry, I stopped craving sugar, my mood stabilised, everything became more balanced. A welcome byproduct was losing weight around my middle.

    “It’s really simple. Eat vegetables, fruits and lean protein, a little bit of dark chocolate – if that’s what you like – and lots of water. Nothing too extreme; it’s all about balance and trying a little bit every day.”

    What is the Alkaline Diet?

    According to the Alkaline Diet, our digestive process causes foods to become either alkaline or acidic. The acid or alkaline nature of food can be determined by its pH level (remember those litmus papers from school?). You’d be surprised at where some of the foods end up – for example lemons are actually alkaline when digested, while dairy actually becomes highly acidic!

    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. The Alkaline Diet recommends cutting back on acid forming foods, like dairy, wheat and meat, and embracing healthier, more alkaline foods like vegetables and whole grains. Tipping your body towards a more alkaline state can help with weight, mood, digestive and skin problems.

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