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Five Alkaline Diet Benefits
Posted by Jordan in Alkaline Diet
If you're fed up with low-carb diets, you might consider picking up an alkaline diet book instead. But in spite of the word "diet" in the title, weight loss is not the only reason that many people have taken up this approach to eating. Today, I want to talk about five of the most significant health benefits of this nutritional approach.

1. Improved Digestion

Although digestive problems are common but many people are reluctant to talk about them. Many people have found that the alkaline diet is helpful for such problems as constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, and diverticulosis.

2. Natural Cleansing

Cleansing has never been more popular. Some cleanses, such as the master cleanse or lemonade diet, involve a liquid fast. Others are based upon special cleansing powders that contain fiber and herbs. If you are interested in experiencing the benefits of cleansing, it may interest you to know that the fiber-rich alkaline diet provides a gentle cleansing effect, without the harsh side-effects of laxatives.

3. Less Arthritis and Joint Pain

There are several reasons that an acid-forming diet can worsen joint pain. When your body becomes too acidic, it loses alkaline minerals, including calcium and potassium, which help to keep inflammation in check. In addition, acidity leads to increased free radical production. Free radicals promote oxidation, further increasing inflammation.

4. More Energy

Who doesn't want more energy? Many of us turn to coffee and caffeinated soft drinks for an energy boost, but these quick fixes can't change the underlying problem. In fact, they can make things worse by making your body more acidic. In turn, an acidic body is more prone to fatigue. Increasing your pH can help you feel more energetic. An alkaline diet also provides plenty of complex carbohydrates and dietary fiber, helping to keep energy levels stable throughout the day.

5. Improved Weight Loss

I've saved weight loss for last, because I don't want to promote the idea that diets are only for people who want to lose weight. In reality, the word "diet" can also mean a way of eating that a person adopts in order to promote lifelong health. Nonetheless, many people have lost weight on an alkaline diet, so there's no reason you can't slim down and improve your overall health at the same time.

Of course, you don't have to have one of the concerns listed to read an alkaline diet book. In fact, many people who adopt an alkaline diet don't do so because they want to lose weight or overcome any specific health problem. Instead, they just want to improve their overall health and feel younger. Isn't feeling great really the most important benefit of any diet?