Hello, and welcome to my alkaline diet article. In particular, today I want to briefly discuss three common myths about this way of eating. The reason I get steamed up about these myths is that they can easily discourage you from trying this diet, which in turn means that you can miss out on the exciting benefits of this nutritional approach. By setting things straight, and providing you with accurate nutritional information, my goal is to help you make the right choice.
Number one, I want to talk about the idea that it is necessary to stop eating all acid-forming foods if you want to have an ideal acid-alkaline balance. Naturally, this myth could make you reliant to try out this diet because you would believe that you would have to give up practically all of the foods you enjoy. The good news is that you will not have to. On even the strictest programs, 20 to 35 percent of your diet can consist of acidifying foods.
A related myth is the idea that an alkaline-forming diet requires you to become a strict vegan. Well, it is true that all types of meat, poultry, fish, and seafood are acid-forming. So are chicken eggs, and naturally all dairy products (except for ghee, or clarified butter). However, this does not mean you need to eliminate these foods completely. It just means the need to consume them in moderation.
A third myth is that the alkaline diet is a fad diet. In reality, this diet is backed up by decades of scientific research. Nor is it just about weight loss. Instead, attaining a healthy weight it is a side effect of improving your overall health.
As you can see, the alkaline diet has fewer drawbacks than you may have realized, but lots of benefits. If you are curious about the alkaline diet, my advice is to try it for a few weeks and see for yourself.