For years, many celebs, Alicia Silverstone, Victoria Beckham, and Elle Macpherson included, have followed an alkaline diet. Based on the the belief that certain foods can affect our body’s pH balance and acid levels, an alkaline diet is touted to prevent sugar cravings, help you lose weight, and even promote higher energy levels. So, it comes as no surprise that the latest twist on this way of eating is to turn it into a cleanse. On a recent episode of Live! With Kelly and Michael, Kelly Ripa announced that the High-Alkaline Cleanse has changed her life. She said, of this anti-acidic experience, “I swear it is responsible for me not being in pain. It has changed my life, it’s changed the whole way I think about food.” Color us intrigued! We tapped into alkaline diet expert, Ryan Emmons, CEO of 100 percent naturally alkaline Waiakea Volcanic Water, to get more information on this High-Alkaline Cleanse.
“The health benefits [of an Alkaline Diet] is that [it] boosts your immune system to help prevent colds, flu, and other viruses,” explained Ryan. “It can also help prevent chronic diseases such as arthritis, osteoporosis, and cancer.” A healthy body is a balanced body, especially in terms of pH. Our pH levels must be equally acidic and alkaline. “High stress levels, environmental toxins, and especially the over-consumption of processed foods, have resulted in most of our bodies being overly acidic. When we are overly acidic, our bodies are compromised and struggle to effectively assimilate vitamins or minerals from our food, decreasing the cell’s production of energy, and ability to detoxify or repair damaged cells.”
Interested in trying it out? Ryan suggests going high-alkaline/anti-acid for 3 to 10 days. “The diet can assist with weight loss due to the healthy, fresh food consumption.”
What Foods Should You Eat on an Alkaline Diet?
- Sea Salt
- Olive Oil
- Bell Peppers
What Foods Should You Avoid?
- Processed Juices and Foods
- Cooked Beans
- White Bread
- Most Nuts
When you’re cleansing and even when you aren’t, consider sipping on an alkaline water, such as Waiakea. “According to The Journal of the International Society of Sports Medicine, individuals who drink alkaline water have an improved acid-base balance and hydration status compared to regular tap water, as well as increased bone density to help reverse osteoporosis,” explained Ryan. “Medical News Today found that bottled alkaline water, higher in pH, can help reduce discomfort in those who suffer from acid reflux by neutralizing stomach acid, as well as prevent free-radical damage and premature aging.”
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