Alkaline Diet & Elle MacPherson!

I was reading an Elle MacPherson interview online this morning, NO WAY is that chick 51 years old? It's not possible? She looks early 30's, her skin is practically flawless and LOOK at this body: 

At 26 years old she was given the title 'The Body' & she really hasn't lost it. She's all natural... I had a bit of a life's not fair moment.. so other than working out 6 days a week, what's her secret?

"I've learned that an alkaline body and pH-neutral body is a healthier body," Macpherson exclusively told E! News. "Many people believe that it combats disease, encourages cellular renewal and therefore is anti-aging. When all of our 11 body systems are nourished well and detoxifying properly, they are in their optimal state."

Of course, it starts with what she puts into her body... a few ideas from her interview with Dr.Simone to help transform your body from the inside out the Alkaline way: 

Start by: 

  • Drinking 8 cups or 2 litre of water each day.
  • Drinking lemon water (first thing in the morning if possible if possible): 2 cups of lukewarm, filtered water with freshly-squeezed juice from 1/4 of a lemon.
  • It helps cleanse the digestive system, ignite your metabolism and buffer excess acids. Despite the lemons being acidic in their natural form, lemon water is alkaline-forming to the body once consumed.
  • You can add a pinch of cayenne pepper to this lemon water also if desired to accelerate the alkalising effect, great for your endocrine system, immune & metabolism!
  • Enjoy organic herbal teas such as Rooibos, peppermint , Buchu and nettle
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Foods - Aim for a ratio of 80/20: Consuming 80% alkaline foods to 20% acidic foods

Some alkaline foods:

Avocado Tomato Nuts & Seeds:
Lime Lemon Almonds Sunflower Seeds
Grapefruit Coconut Coconut Pumpkin Seeds
Pomegranate Cucumber Sesame Seeds Flax Seeds
Vegetables & Herbs: Grains & Beans:
Broccoli Asparagus Buckwheat Brown Rice
Chilli Capsicum/Pepper Kamut Chia
Courgette Brussel Sprouts Quinoa Lentils
Carrot Cauliflower Mung Beans Pinto Beans
Beetroot Green Beans White Beans Red Beans
Aubergine String Beans
Kale Spinach Other: 
Runner Beans Wakame Wheatgrass Oat Grass
Watercress Broad Beans Barley Grass Goat & Almond Milk
Lettuce Peas Herbal Tea Tofu
Onion Garlic Buckwheat Pasta
Collards Cabbage
Pumpkin New Potato
Butternut Squash Sweet Potato
Celery Radishes
Parsley Basil
Mint Coriander

Source: www.chatelaine.com

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