Whenever a skinny celebrity speaks out about the diet she’s following everyone seems to listen, especially when she’s a former Spice Girl. Singer, wife of famed soccer player David Beckham, and fashion designer Victoria Beckham sent shock waves through the diet world years ago when she was seen toting around the diet book “Skinny Bitch.“ Not long after it became a bestseller. Coincidence? We think not.
These days she’s at it again, peddling another diet trend that’s bound to blow up in a matter of seconds, especially considering other stars like Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston and Kirsten Dunst are on board, too.
As reported by Health, notoriously thin Beckham has recently been crediting her lean figure to the alkaline diet, which is more of a theory than a diet model in itself. The diet is all about keeping our body’s pH levels in balance through the foods we eat and perhaps more importantly, the foods we avoid.
Though research on the alkaline diet is limited, it’s based on the theory that because our blood is slightly alkaline – a normal pH level rage is between 7.35 and 7.45 – our diet should help promote and maintain that. (more…)
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According to Dr. Ragnar Berg, a Swedish nutritionist and Nobel Prize winner, we should be eating about 80 percent alkaline forming foods and 20 percent acid forming foods at each meal. Why does it matter? Dr. Berg’s research suggested that disease cannot live in an alkaline environment. He was the first scientist to discover the importance of the acid-base balance.
Of course, our body’s system is always regulating, and will adjust to keep our blood plasma at a pH between 7.35 and 7.45, but we can give our bodies some help by choosing alkaline forming foods. (more…)