To get the ideal body shape, there are different types of diets that can be done. Maybe we already know the occupation of diet and diet based on blood type. However, there is one more method that became famous diet, the alkaline diet.

Alkaline diet or alkaline diet is a dietary adjustments to balance the pH in the body. Also known as the 'pH Diet' or 'Acid-Alkaline Diet' is practiced by several celebrities like Kirsten Dunst, Anna Faris, and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Basic theory of the alkaline diet is the body becomes an easy target if the disease is acidic. Therefore, we need alkaline foods (slightly alkaline) pH balance to maintain in the blood.

The nature of 'acid' is obtained if the pH is less than 7, while the 'base' means containing a pH greater than 7. "Ideal for the body's pH levels are 7:35 to 7:45, which is slightly alkaline," says nutritionist Dr. Zeinab Sayed told the Times of India.

The workings of this diet program is to balance the pH to the optimum level, and build cells and tissues, so that the body be healthy. With this diet, it means also been detoxing (eliminating toxins from the body), so the body's cells to function properly.

Alkaline diet has several benefits, including increased energy, improved digestion, weight loss, and reduce pain. Not only that, high blood pressure and blood sugar levels can also be solved by this method.

With the alkaline diet, you will gain a better immune. The aging process can be slowed. Moreover, the alkaline foods are believed to make the teeth and gums become healthier. However, all these benefits have not been scientifically proven.

However, do not go overboard doing this diet. Acidic foods are necessary, such as certain fats and oils contain essential fatty acids. Because it can maintain healthy immune and body cells. Dr. Zainab suggested composition of 80:20 for the alkaline foods acidic foods appeal.

What are the foods that are acidic, and which is alkaline? Actually there is a misunderstanding in the general public. During this time, food was considered to be acid forming effects of acid in the body anyway. "But the question is the effect of food after swallowing (not on the tongue, ed.)," Says clinical nutritionist, Dr. Nupur Krishnan.

Foods 'sour' add hydrogen ions into the body, so the body more acidic. In contrast, alkaline foods would remove hydrogen ions so as to reduce the acid levels in the body.

This is a list of acid and alkaline foods:

Corn, lentils, olives, potatoes, animal fats, vegetable oils, oat, rice, wheat, beef, chicken, lamb, oysters, lobster, milk, butter, cheese, ice cream, margarine, sugar, bottled salad dressings, artificial sweeteners , and vinegar cooking.

Broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, tomatoes, asparagus, spinach, coconut, apples, apricots, avocados, bananas, blackberries, grapefruit, grapes, lemons, limes, muskmelon, orange, almond, white water , herbal tea and green tea, olive oil, flax seed oil, balsamic vinegar, molasses, spices, maple syrup and organic honey.