The Alkaline Diet

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Since it has been made popular by the mainstream media, the Alkaline Diet has been credited with its ability to transform bodies, balance mood, digestion and increase overall energy. Devotees of this diet include WelleCo’s co-founder and former supermodel Elle Macpherson. Through following an alkaline-rich diet, this can help to reduce inflammation, slow down the ageing process and bring the body towards a harmonious state. In collaboration with the nutrition experts at Peak Health, this guide sets out to bring clarity to the purpose and benefits of the diet. We have included an exclusive three-day programme, along with recipes and advice that can be followed as an introductory guide to the alkaline lifestyle.

At Peak Health, the nutritionists  focus on an abundance of gut-healing vegetables and fruit, plant based proteins, fish, gluten free grains, good fats such as avocado and coconut oil, and nuts and seeds. Dr Simone Laubscher – Elle Macpherson’s personal nutritionist, recommends a ratio of 80% alkaline foods to 20% acidic foods Avoiding foods high in omega-6 fatty acids, protein and processed sugars helps to reduce diet-related disease and the inflammation associated with heart disease and joint pain. We have outlined the benefits and basic principals of the diet below, along with exclusive recipes from Peak Health.

REDUCE

  • Processed foods
  • Sugar
  • Wheat and gluten
  • Dairy
  • Red meat
  • Coffee

INCLUDE

  • Vegetables, especially leafy greens such as spinach, kale and Swiss chard, with rainbow colored options such as beetroot and tomatoes.
  • Fruits, including berries, kiwi, apple, peaches and mango
  • Lean animal proteins with a focus on fish and eggs
  • Plant based proteins, including quinoa, chickpeas, and lentils
  • Gluten free grains such as rice, buckwheat and amaranth
  • Good fats such as avocado, coconut oil and nuts and seeds

BENEFITS

  • Lower body fat
  • Increased lean muscle growth and reduced muscle catabolism (muscle loss)
  • Vitality and increased energy
  • Improved digestion
  • Reduced cravings for sugary and starchy foods
  • Increased mental clarity and cognition

by The Bod Edit

Ashley Knight