Alkaline Diet for Anti-Aging
The Alkaline Diet is one that has been getting a lot of attention in the media recently. Celebrities are raving about its benefits. Everyone from Victoria Beckham, to Jennifer Aniston, to Gwyneth Paltrow, to Elle Macpherson. With their youthful, glowing skin and toned bodies, they certainly seem to have it all figured out.
We all know what we eat, nourishes us from inside out. Eating an alkaline body is designed to keep an optimal PH balance in the body. The very SAD (Standard American Diet) is rife with foods that leave the body acidic, such as red meat, dairy, wheat, sugar and anything processed. An excess of acid in the body is said to contribute to disease, as well as weight gain, low energy, cravings, digestion problems and poor sleep.
What can we do about this? Well, by simply reducing acid-forming foods and replacing them with nutrient packed vegetables, fruits, raw nuts and whole grains, we can help the body return to a more alkaline state. All those nutrients will help to not only prevent disease but create gorgeous skin, give you lots of energy and help maintain a healthy, strong body.
Alkaline diet devotee Elle Macpherson says, “Maintaining the body’s natural healthy balance and opting for alkaline leaves my body feeling lighter, cleaner and bursting with energy. I also wake up feeling better rested. I firmly believe in the saying, “You are what you absorb’’ and when the body’s pH is balanced and nutrients come from absorbable quality whole foods, the cells are nourished right down to the mitochondria. Absorbing nutrients from whole foods is just so much better. I saw a dramatic difference very soon after I started. I also stopped taking all synthetic vitamins.”
We are ALL for feeding our cells the best of the best! We’ve put together a delicious sample alkaline meal plan, so you can try it out for yourself.
Upon Rising: Warm water with Lemon juice
Breakfast: Buckwheat Porridge made with unsweetened almond milk, chia seeds, cinnamon, chopped walnuts and sprinkled with pomigranites and blueberries
Lunch: Tahini Roasted Cauliflower, Kale and Broccoli, with warm Chick Peas and Grapefruit Slices
Dinner: Salad with Roast Brussel Sprouts, Avocado and sliced Cherry Tomatoes
Snack: A few pieces of dark chocolate (preferably raw and sweetened with coconut sugar) and raw nuts
There you have it! Eat your veggies, channel your inner Elle Macpherson and be alkaline! Yum!