It is a known fact that Kelly Ripa has had great success on an alkaline diet. I was curious to know more about how this works. Ryan Emmons a CEO in the food and beverage industry helped to answer several of my questions. Emmons’ water brand Waiakea is 100% naturally alkaline and has extensive other natural health benefits. He is an expert on alkaline products and diets and has been quoted by top tier publications (PEOPLE Magazine).
What kinds of foods can people on this cleanse eat vs. not eat? How long does it last?
Alkaline foods include beets, broccoli, apples, bananas, almonds, chesnuts, tofu, cinnamon, ginger, cucumber, kale, spinach, onions, artichokes, seasalt, kiwi, olive oil, lettuce, bell peppers.
You should not eat yogurt, fish, processed juices, sugar, cooked beans, beer, white bread, most nuts, coffee, processed foods, cheese, soda, etc.
3-10 days is a good cleanse length.
What are the health benefits?
The health benefits is that boosts your immune system to help prevent colds, flus and other viruses. It can also help prevent chronic diseases such as arthritis, osteoporosis, and cancer.
In order to be healthy, the body must have a balanced pH‹it must be equally acidic and alkaline. High stress levels, environmental toxins, and especially the overconsumption of processed foods, have resulted in most of our bodies being overly acidic. When we are overly acidic, our bodies are compromised and struggle to effectively assimilate vitamins or minerals from our food, decreasing the cell’s production of energy, and ability to detoxify or repair damaged cells.
According to the The Journal of the International Society of Sports Medicine, individuals who drink alkaline water have an improved acid-base balance and hydration status compared to regular tap water, as well as increased bone density to help reverse Osteoporosis.
Medical News Today found that bottled alkaline water, higher in pH, can help reduce discomfort in those who suffer from acid reflux by neutralizing stomach acid, as well as prevent free-radical damage and premature aging.
Although more research is needed, studies show that naturally alkaline water has helped with Alzheimer’s, which is an interesting concept. Additionally, alkaline water has shown to aid in detoxification. We have cucstomer testimonials claiming that since drinking Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic water, they’ve seen a significant execration in their weight loss. We hope to do a more advanced studies soon because of the feedback we have gotten from cancer patients, weight loss customers, and those with acid reflux, amongst others to prove the timeframe for these health benefits.
Is it dangerous at all? Are there any risks?
No. 3-10 days for a cleanse is not harmful. We don’t recommend people do this cleanse for months at a time because your body needs other types of nutrients and food sources. However, drinking Waiakea (or NATURALLY alkaline water) is never harmful and always beneficial.
Why do you think this type of diet is appealing to celebrities?
The diet can assist with weight loss due to the healthy, fresh food consumption. Additionally, celebrities lead a very demanding life and cannot afford to get ill.
Do you recommend people drink Waiakea for long periods of times or just while they’re on a cleanse?
Long periods of time. The benefits of Waiakea are long-term and extensive.
Can people drink Waiakea and keep their normal diet, or should they also go on the cleanse?
People can drink Waiakea on their normal diet, which will be a huge added gain to their diet benefits and overall health. However, people on the cleanse definitely need to drink Waiakea to do the cleanse properly.