You have maybe heard of this diet, it has been in books, magazines, on the web and has been said to be "the celebrity diet trend that has taken over Tinsel Town".
It’s the Alkaline Diet or Alkaline Ash diet,.
The reasoning behind the diet (and commercial products).
But what does the evidence say, is there any need to make our bodies more alkaline or less acidic and will what we eat and drink effect the PH in our bodies and our health? In this little video I talk about the Alkaline Diet and the evidence (or lack of) with some of the health claims.
I wrote this back earlier in the year when I was sitting in Starbucks. I noticed the number of school children in and the drinks they were purchasing, some looked more like deserts than drinks. It got me thinking about the calorie content in those drinks and how those extra calories are effecting peoples waistline (and potentially health). It is common to hear from people that they don't understand why they are gaining weight as they don't eat much, A part of the problem could be calories they consume through drinks (people are also notoriously bad at estimating their calorie intake and expenditure).
Look into some of the calorie content of some drinks at Starbucks, there is more calories in those drinks than some fast foods!.............