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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Eating the Alkaline Way Book Review and Giveaway

Cara was provided a cookbook to review. No other compensation was given. All opinions expressed are 100% her own.

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I am always jazzed up to review a new healthy cookbook - especially one where the author knows the difference between alkaline and acidic foods. This cookbook, Eating the Alkaline Way by Natasha Corrett and Vicki Edgson, actually gave me a bit of a lesson, and I found it hard to put down as I gleaned much knowledge from especially the first few pages of the book.

Eating the Alkaline Way is a diet/cookbook that involves eating predominantly alkaline foods in an effort to keep the body’s pH between 7.35 and 7.45, and claims to be able to heal a variety of ailments, promises better health, as well as a trimmer waistline. If followed correctly, this diet/lifestyle will help improve energy levels and memory, headaches, bloating, heart disease, muscle pain and insomnia. The diet has already drawn some celebrity attention - Victoria Beckham, Gywneth Paltrow, Kirsten Dunst and Jennifer Aniston are already fans.

I have gone through many different diet phases - vegetarian, almost vegan, Whole30, paleo, and it was interesting to get back to the basics of alkaline/acidity in the foods I choose. I do agree about the tremendous value of eating more alkaline foods to keep your body from becoming too acidic, which I believe leads to illness. That is why I personally add strongly alkaline foods to my everyday diet - apple cider vinegar, broccoli, alfalfa to name a few.

This book took time to give many foods we're eating an alkalinity rating, to help you decide how to incorporate enough of them into your everyday diet. They also talked about cleansing, upgrading your current food choices, a healthy menu planner and much more. And, of course, there are the recipes!

I loved how most of the recipes came with beautifully, mouth-watering pictures! I am visual person, and these pictures made me want to try out the recipes even more.  From recipes as simple as Avocado on Toast to the more complex Spicy Bean Burgers with Cajun Wedges and Superslaw, there are many great recipes your whole family will love, plus there are tasty desserts too!

Whether you are interested in learning more about alkaline/acidity, prevention of disease, or just want some great healthy recipes, you'll love this cookbook!

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16 comments:

  1. I'm eating more alkaline foods.

    Nancy
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  2. I've never heard of this diet, so I'm not quite sure. But I do love me a glass of red wine after I put the kids to bed!

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    1. Do a little research on alkaline foods versus acidic foods. You might be surprised by what you find. There is definitely value in it, but it can be a challenge. I completely understand a nice glass of wine at the end of the day. :-)

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  3. I am trying to eat a raw plant based diet!! This cook book would help ALOT!! :) Thanks for the chance to win this awesome giveaway!

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    1. Good for you! Raw food is so fantastically healthy! I love to add raw foods into each of my meals to put some live enzymes in my stomach.

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  4. I never thought about if the food i eat is alkaline or acidd, this book will help me alot to eat healthier :). Thank you for this giveaway and i wish everyone good luck :).

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  5. I've never heard of this diet before but I'd love to read up on it. I'm trying to make a lot of lifestyle changes lately.

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    1. Good for you, Stephanie! It can be hard, but it is so worth it!

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  6. I have never heard of eating this way before. Would like to try it.

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    1. It is very interesting stuff. Try to do a little internet research and try adding a few more alkaline foods to your diet. You'll feel great!

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  7. i drink ACV and honey conocation in the morning

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    1. That is perfect! I drink ACV every morning too. I usually add in the honey if I feel any sign of sickness coming on.

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  8. I love to eat broccoli and I just got some Brad's Raw Leafy Kale Pina Kale-ada. Looks yummy! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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    1. What is Kale Pina Kale-ada? That sounds fantastic! Shoot me an email if you have time. I'd love to hear about it!

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