Thoughts on alkaline/acidic diet?

At one time my wife and I were Vegan, Organic, Non-GMO, Raw/Live Foodist on an Alkaline Diet; and eventually, for us, our whole lives got wrapped up in securing, storing, and prepping our foods.

Eventually we settled on just being Vegan, Organic, and Non-GMO.  We eat a balanced diet, an extremely varied vegan diet full of hundreds of variety of fruits, veggie, nuts, seeds, and grains.  We also enjoy Vegan cookies, peanut butter cups, cupcakes, and even the dreaded processed vegan meat substitute from time to time.  I’m around 80% alkaline from just eating a standard Vegan diet though. 

I don’t knock those who have the time, resources, and disciple to eat an even more specialized Vegan diet; it has it’s own benifits, but I’m more than satisfied with our diet and its outcomes. 

I encourage Veganism, whatever kinda Vegan you wanna be, from a cookie eating Vegan, to a Raw Vegan, to a Fruititarian, to a Alkaline Vegan, to a Breathaterain; as long as it’s Vegan, it’s cool with me.

As far as the benifits eating an Alkalized diet, many of the claims are exaggerated, just as people tend to exaggerate the benefits of a Vegan diet.
I can’t say that I personally felt much different being a basic Vegan vs being on an Alkaline diet; but I also didn’t have any chronic or underlying health issues, which could have benefited from an Alkalized Diet.

You body can alkalize acidic or acid producing foods if you are relatively healthy and have a balanced diet; if you struggle with high acidity, then you may have to take extra precautions.

Much of my info may be outdated I should also confess; I’ve been a Vegan for over 20 and it has been a while since I’ve read text on Veganism and the Alkaline diet.  I used to read a lot about Veganism and diet when I first adopted the lifestyle, but not nearly as much now. 

I do have a copy of Alkalize or Die, you’ve motivated me to give it another look.  Good luck with you own efforts to remain healthy in this sick world Anon.

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