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SUNDAY JULY 20 2014 LIFESTYLE 23 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA V1 - TELE01Z01BS Its Not all about the food Eating on the run rather than taking the time to eat properly can hinder your stomachs ability to digest and upset its pH balance, Domenig says. He adds that lifestyle impacts such as stress, lack of sleep, pollution and too much exercise are also acid-forming. Laubscher agrees: Were living in concrete jungles, with a mobile phone strapped to our ear 24/7 and toxins flooding the water and air and everything thats more toxic leads to more acidity. While a diet packed with fruits, veg and pulses can go a long way to alkalising our system, not everyone has the time or inclination for the chopping and juicing it requires. Thats why Laubscher and Macpherson decided to create The Super Elixir, a food-based alkalising supplement that contains greens, prebiotics, probiotics, Chinese herbs and medicinal mushrooms that can be consumed daily in juice or water. We made sure the ingredients were bio-live so they could be absorbed and were useful to the body, Macpherson says. When choosing an alkalising supplement, Laubscher recommends going for an organic product. If you take something synthetic, you pee out the vitamins, she says, adding that this can cause urine to be fluorescent. the quest for balaNce The health benefits of the alkaline diet are still hotly debated. Chris Kresser, an integrative medicine practitioner and Paleo diet expert, says: Theres no convincing evidence that an acid-forming diet has negative effects on healthy people. His view is that good health comes from a diet that includes high-quality meat and fish and minimises refined carbohydrates. Dr Garry Gordon, co-founder of the American College for Advancement in Medicine, believes that we need to be alkaline to stay healthy but doesnt think cutting out meat is the answer: The more fat you eat the longer you live, according to the latest research theres no doubt that animal fats are safer than refined carbohydrates. Even Domenig admits to enjoying a steak on occasion, and tells clients to aim for a diet thats two-thirds alkaline, one-third acidic. The physical and emotional improvements Macpherson has seen with the alkaline diet are proof that it works for her, and she says it still allows plenty of room for pleasure. Eat vegetables, fruits and lean protein, a little bit of dark chocolate, if thats what you like, and lots of water, she adds. Nothing too extreme its all about balance. b+s 05profile His 2009 paper in the British Journal of Nutrition makes a case that diet-induced acidosis is a real phenomenon. Macpherson is one of many celebrities to have gone alkaline; Victoria Beckham and Gwyneth Paltrow are also devotees. whats oN the meNu Kale, sprouts, spinach and other leafy greens feature prominently in the alkaline diet, along with ancient grains such as quinoa and amaranth, and healthy fats such as avocado, olive oil and coconut oil. Foods to be avoided include acid-forming sugar, coffee, dairy and refined carbs (white bread, pasta, alcohol and animal protein). Surprisingly, some foods that have an acid taste such as lemons and apple cider vinegar actually have an alkalising effect on the body once theyre digested. For Macpherson, switching to an alkaline diet meant having one espresso instead of three in the morning, eating only one protein meal (typically fish) a day, increasing her veg intake, and trading her various supplements for one super-green supplement. She also gets more sleep (a lack of shuteye is said to affect our pH levels), and says theres no sense of deprivation with the diet. I eat three meals a day and two snacks, she adds. Some of my favourite foods are spinach, beetroot, goats cheese, pearl barley, kale, quinoa, pine nuts, halloumi, and I eat fish but no red meat or chicken. Why EllE has gonE alkaline AlkAlineForming Foods + Vegetables: Broccoli, spinach, cabbage, fermented vegetables, cucumber, sprouts, wheatgrass and kale + Fruits: Berries, apples, banana, rockmelon, avocado, lemon, lime and mango + Nuts, seeds aNd oils: Almonds, pumpkin seeds, olive oil and coconut oil + graiNs: Rice, amaranth, quinoa, rye and buckwheat + driNks: Coconut water, herbal teas, almond milk, green smoothies, apple-cider vinegar and water elles numberone health tip: My secret [to making healthy changes] is just to begin whatever it is that you want to do, just take one step towards that. The weight is over! 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