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5 Ways Eating A More Alkaline Diet Will Improve Your Life

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5 Ways Eating A More Alkaline Diet Will Improve Your Life

Lose weight, feel more energetic and get naturally beautiful
Laura Wilson
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Mar 27, 2015 at 09:00 AM

We all need a little nudge and some inspiration every now and then when it comes to our diet and wellbeing. It’s so easy to slip into just having those one or two ‘naughty’ foods that before we know it, we’ve veered off the path of eating for abundant health.

One of the best ways to eat consciously and healthfully is to include more alkaline foods in your diet.

A more alkaline diet, also known as the pH balance diet, is based around keeping your body’s blood pH optimised at around 7.365 by eating lots of alkaline-forming plant foods (and drinks) and minimising acidic foods and drinks.

To alkalize your body you need to eat plenty of fresh plant foods, such as fruit, vegetables, leafy greens and wholegrains. My book, The Alkaline 5 Diet has lots of alkaline recipes and a 21-day meal plan, if you need some ideas and a bit of a kickstart.

Here are 5 ways that the alkaline diet will improve your life, no matter what your starting point is.

1. Spontaneous Healing

Maintaining proper alkaline balance by eating more alkaline foods and reducing acidic foods, increases the oxygen in your body. When your cells are oxygenated, disease cannot thrive and it allows the natural healing process to occur. This is the simple beauty of our body – give it what it needs and it will heal itself.

2. Weight Loss without Really Trying

If you’re looking to lose pure fat in a sustainable way, then you’ll be delighted with the results that eating an alkaline diet will give you. The alkaline diet has been scientifically proven to turn off your fat genes (yes, we actually have fat genes that are deactivated by high-carbohydrate plant foods). This means that you’ll start losing any extra pounds quite effortlessly.

3. More Energy

Alkaline foods are like high-octane rocket fuel for your body. They help you to have sustained levels of good energy throughout the day and without the need for caffeine. If you’ve ever swapped a morning espresso for a shot of wheatgrass juice then you’ll known what I mean!

4. Become the Most Beautiful You

Eating alkaline foods is naturally beautifying; they help to give you clear skin, brighter eyes, shinier hair (and in some cases can even reverse grey hair back to its youthful colour) and stronger nails. They also help you sleep better, which in itself is a great beautifier.  

5. Saves You Time

It always amazes me how people are willing to accept spending so much time in the kitchen to prepare a really great meal. Forget marinating meat for hours or even dehydrating flaxseed crackers; you can throw a simple and delicious alkaline meal together in a matter of minutes – whether that means blending a green smoothie or cooking a tasty cumin and vegetable brown rice risotto, the process is short and sweet.  

To find out more about the 7 specific ways to alkalize your body for optimum health and healing and a simple, satisfying and systematized way of eating and planning your meals, take a look at my book The Alkaline 5 Diet.

Editor's Note: If you pre-order Laura's book here though her website, you'll get three amazing free gifts.

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Laura Wilson
Laura Wilson is an experienced health coach and competitive athlete. She is a trained nutritionist, has researched nutrition and health for over 15 years, and truly knows the simple secrets to achieving optimum health and energy, no matter w Continue reading