He made the switch back in before documentaries like The Game Changers were shining a spotlight on plant-based athletes around the globe. As a result of eating plant-based, Howell’s athletic performance improved and he was able to recover faster whenever he had a minor injury. The popularity of alkaline diets has grown in the past few months and people are now using it to lower their risk of disease and to lose weight. Alkaline foods are fruits, vegetables, legumes and plants. The most important thing is to avoid foods that are acidic, or with a pH level are below 4. Howell describes high alkaline food as “water-based” such as fruit because water increases pH levels and helps the body find balance. DH: “I went vegan when I was 24 years old. I’m 36 now so I’ve been vegan for 12 years. At the time when I was 24, I was fit and healthy but I felt something was missing on a physical level, which then I discovered when I went completely vegan.
Unfortunately, the Standard American Diet SAD is very acidifying to the body and this constant state of acidity is a sneaky culprit behind fatigue, headaches, chronic illness and premature aging. Say goodbye to SAD and hello to health and vitality. I know from experience that this is easier said than done. It has been a lot of trial and error for me. Make these core principals your mantra. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate! They must feel so rubbish! Being properly hydrated will make a massive difference to your health, vitality, energy and even immunity.
Though I prefer you get as much green vegetables fresh, green powders give you a boost during the day or as an addition to fruit based smoothies. June Strict alkaline diets restrict otherwise healthy foods without taking into account overall nutritional balance. UC San Diego Health. Take it slowly! When we’re stressed, drinking, smoking, eating high sugar diets, the body is in an acidic state which is an environment that creates bacteria and diseases flourish. Everything is influenced by the quantity and quality of the water you drink. Ingredients that are acidic in nature when digested by the body are meats, dairy products, eggs, certain whole grains, refined sugars and processed food items.