Book Review: Alkaline Diet

Title: Alkaline Diet: The Complete Alkaline Diet Guide for Beginners: Cookbook for Weight Loss, understand pH, Alkaline Foods, Eat Healthy and Well

Author: Simone Press

Genre: Cookbook

Publication Date: 2019

Do you want to know what the effect of eating alkaline food is?

If you’ve ever wanted better energy and vitality, better mood, a slimmer body, glowing skin and freedom from sickness and anxiety, then the alkaline diet is the answer for you.

The alkaline diet is still a fairly new way of living. The purpose of the diet is to eliminate acidic foods to turn your body into alkaline. The body functions better when it is alkaline than when acidic. Cancer cells thrive in an acidic body, but can’t survive in alkalinity. Not only does the alkaline diet help with cancer, but it can improve other health issues as well.

The alkaline diet focuses on reducing acidic foods, like grains, cheese, poultry, and meat. While you can still have some of these foods, they will be greatly reduced. You don’t have to go vegan, but many people do end up transitioning to a plant-based diet. With the reduction of processed foods and an increased intake of fresh fruits and veggies, it’s no wonder people are getting healthy and losing weight on this diet.

In this book we will look at:

  • What the alkaline diet is
  • What pH is
  • How foods affect the body
  • The benefits of an alkaline diet
  • How to get started
  • And much more

Now, there are some naysayers concerning this diet. They don’t believe that changing what you eat can affect the pH of the body. This book will explain this, as well as other reasons for starting an alkaline diet. Plus, you don’t have to completely get rid of acidic foods. The alkaline diet follows a rule known as the 80/20 rule. 80% of your foods should be alkaline and 20% can be acidic.

Not only will we go over what an alkaline diet is, but you will also find lots of recipes to help get you started. Some of the recipes you will find are:

  • Kale and Avocado Smoothie
  • Hemp Seed and Carrot Muffins
  • Garlic Paprika Almonds
  • Roasted Artichoke Salad
  • Basil Watermelon Salad
  • Beefless Stew
  • Fresh Veggie Pizza
  • Banana Blueberry Ice Cream
  • And many more

As you can see, there are a lot of delicious recipes in this book. Getting healthy, losing weight, and reducing inflammation can be easy and delicious. The alkaline diet is the perfect way to do that.

Book Review:

Let’s start with the positive! I have been loving these recipes so far, regardless of the “type of diet”, the recipes are delicious. This is coming from a hardcore carnivore, that must have protein in every meal, for every day. I started looking into this diet at the mention of Dr. Sebi and I decided to inquire about the alkaline diet after watching so many videos and using google. I did not find a book written by Dr. Sebi, however, this book by Simone Press came across my field and it had high reviews, so I decided to buy it. The author did a very good job of keeping it simple and offering tips and ideas based off their own experience. The book offers approx. 96 recipes, and so far, I have tried about 10, which include the potato lentil stew, triple berry smoothie, and the pad thai salad. I am pleasantly surprised with the recipes, because based off my own experience the vegan or vegetarian diets (different kinds) always have a large quantity of carbs. And in the end, it always leaves me with more weight to lose and just an overall negative experience, in which I would rather suffer through keto! The author of this book did a very good job of balancing, and this book is NOT a vegan or vegetarian cookbook, but simply a “balance of the plate”. It focuses more on veggies and fruits, with carbs and protein following. Now, as far as it being well-written, there were a few grammar errors, and I’m still questioning the 80/20 rule, because I need an actual visual of what that day or week looks like. In addition, I would add to the authors list of recommendations and state that for starters- if you have to google what a pear looks like, this is for you! I would personally add an enzyme AND a probiotic, because the bloat is real! The enzymes will help you break down the food better and a probiotic will reduce the bloating and irregularity of the bowels! Overall, I highly recommend this book. I would rate it a 4.8 out of 5.0.

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