Historically a high alkaline diet was mainly used to prevent kidney stones — however in modern times, society has come to realise the many benefits that a high alkaline diet can bring you. A high alkaline diet essentially reduces the acid in your system creating a healthier you.
The human body is generally slightly alkaline, however sometimes depending on alcohol consumption, food and sometimes even the water you drink, the body can become acidic. When this happens you could be more prone to autoimmune disease such as eczema and psoriasis.
A great way to begin on the alkaline diet is to print a chart, such as this one and stick it to your fridge. It will show you what you could be eating to improve the pH in your body, and the foods you should be avoiding.
Important To Remember
Because an alkaline diet removes some food groups, it is a good idea to ensure you are still receiving the essential vitamins and minerals from another source such as dietary supplements before commencing a full alkaline diet.