Whenever something gets famous, it gets criticized by some sources. The newly famous UCDM diet isn’t any different. The program has got followers, and it has also got a lot of criticism from a lot of people.
The first criticism about the diet is the fact that it asks people to be vegans and vegetarians. Critics claim that the diet, especially with its deletion of dairy products ( vegetarian source of protein ), is very low in protein content. However, this comes from the misconception that we need a large amount of proteins. Going by popularity of the low carbohydrate diet (that is just high in protein diets) has aggravated this conception in the heads of people. Sadly health has become equal to eating dairy and red meat.
Anyway, there are lots of sources of healthy proteins which don’t contain the bad acidic effects of dairy products or red meat. In reality, many people take too much of protein and not too less. Generally women need around 45 grams per day, and a man needs around 55 grams. One cup of tofu (that is acceptable on pH diet) has around 20 gm of proteins. And beans have around 8 grams every half a cup. So in reality its easy to gain enough of protein from a vegetarian diet.
One more criticism about this issue is about calcium. Most people tend to equate drinking milk and getting stronger bones. But , American women take average two pounds of milk every day and still about 30 million women get osteoporosis. If taking milk made bones stronger, then only the opposite will be true. From a study done by Cornell nutritionist named Amy Joy Lanou who proved that there is no link between dairy substances and healthy bones in young adults and children. There are many sources of calcium in alkalizing food products which will enhance protection to osteoporosis.