Pros and Cons of the Acid Alkaline Diet

The Acid Alkaline Diet encourages you to consume lots of fresh fruits and vegetables in order to restore a healthy balance between the acid and alkaline in your blood and other body fluids. You are also encouraged to drink plenty of water on this diet, as it helps to remove acids and other toxins through urine and sweating. 

The acids in the body are formed from animal proteins, processed foods, foods high in sugar and other junk foods. Therefore, it is important to reduce these foods to about 25 percent in your diet. Anything more than this will cause you to become acidic.

There are many pros of the acid alkaline diet, as well as a few cons, but they are out-weighed by the pros, making this a great diet for just about everyone.

Pro: Increased Energy

You will have much more energy, as your body will no longer be burdened with acids lodged in the tissues throughout the body.

Pro: Weight Loss

Weight gain is caused by too many acids because the body is unable to get rid of them until they are neutralized. Therefore, it stores them in pockets of fat throughout the body causing you to gain weight. When you remove excess acids from your body, you are also removing fat cells, thus it results in weight loss.

Pro: Reduces Aging

The Acid Alkaline Diet is high in antioxidants, which help to get rid of free radicals, which are the number one cause for the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging. By removing these toxins, you can bring back your skin’s natural shine and restore the moisture to prevent wrinkles.

Pro: Healthy Organs

By reducing acids in your diet, you will be able to keep your organs functioning properly, as acids are very dangerous to them. The body will do everything it can to protect them from the acids, but over time the organs will begin to malfunction.

Pro: Prevents Cancer

The Acid Alkaline Diet cleans the cells in the body so that oxygen can be restored in them. When enough oxygen is present, cancer cells cannot begin to grow or multiply. But, an acidic environment causes them to grow and multiply rapidly.

Pro: Strong Immune System

Once the pH balance is restored, the immune system is much stronger, allowing you to fight off many diseases and common ailments such as fatigue, obesity, allergies, anxiety, depression, headaches, and the cold and flu. More serious diseases which can be prevented with the Acid Alkaline Diet are diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, asthma and osteoporosis.

Con: Following a Diet

Let’s face it, none of us want to follow a diet plan which dictates what we can and cannot eat. The Acid Alkaline Diet has a long list of foods which you need to become familiar with in order to plan and prepare well balanced meals.

Con: Eating Out

Eating out at restaurants can be difficult when following this diet, as most foods served will be acidic.

Once you become familiar with the Acid Alkaline Diet, you will find that it really is not a difficult diet to follow, as you can still have all your favorite foods; only in smaller portions.

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  • Dan

    more study needs to be done before you present your opinions on suitable diets. the first thing any diet should establish is that no one diet is suitable for everyone. this would also mean that your pros and cons could be completely the opposite of what they actually are, for some.
    if a strong parasympathetic protein metabolic type such as the Inuit/Eskimo people went on such a diet they would be unable to live a healthy productive lifestyle, and would suffer serious health and energy problems- not to mention the impracticality of it all. around the world some people would be mildly affected but on the other hand for some people it may be perfect.
    the point is, advocating this diet, and giving a broad ‘thumbs up’ for something that is clearly unsuitable for the vast majority of people as a day to day diet is just wrong.
    the best way to give this advice would be to find out what metabolic type this would be suitable for and under what conditions including age, lifestyle and so forth.
    to be honest im getting fairly sick of people writing such things without having any real experience and a complete knowledge of the whole of their supposed area of expertise. personal trainers are notorious for giving nutritional advice, and people with a bias toward vegetarianism or the Atkins diet etc have one track minds. its insane to think that one diet would work equally for people with a background of African tribesman as it would for Nordic folk or the Japanese or the Polynesians. it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see some require more fat, protein or carbs than a specific diet may indicate.
    now if followed to the letter, this diet would be perfectly suitable to very few. if it wasn’t followed to the letter it wouldn’t be a genuine acid alkaline diet, so shouldn’t be touted as such.
    well that’s my rant, thank-you for accepting my comments, and i hope you haven’t been insulted by it, hopefully just shaken out of your comfort zone, so you can endeavour to go forth and learn more about it all and present a more well rounded article than the typical popular health and fitness magazines provide.
    cheers, Dan