Kelly Ripa previously switched to a plant-based, alkaline diet as a cleanse, but five years later she’s still sticking to it.
“Whether it’s digestive problems, or heart health, or brain inflammation. Inflammation really affects your body in totality, so I try to maintain a really alkaline diet,” she added.
Ripa, who turns 50 in October, said of how the diet has affected her day-to-day life: “It’s so important, and you don’t realize it until you make those changes, and you’re suddenly like, ‘Oh my god, I feel so great.'”
Despite feeling better overall, the “Live with Kelly and Ryan” host did say it left her with some stomach issues: “I really found that, because so much of my diet is so plant-based, I constantly have reflux, indigestion. People with plant-based diets — these are foods that don’t break down easily, your body has to work for it.”
She’s now a spokesperson for Persona Nutrition, claiming their ginger and peppermint supplements fixed the problems.