Benefits of Going Alkaline

I learned about the benefits of going alkaline while studying the works of Dr. Sebi. When I decided to go vegan implementing the alkaline way of eating was very important. Dr. Sebi educated us for decades on the benefits of eating alkaline, but now the mainstream is finally catching up and validating the teachings of Dr. Sebi.

Acid and Alkaline

We’ve got to first establish what acid and alkaline is. We as humans have a pH balance in our bodies that measures the acidic levels of our blood. The acidic measurements of your blood can make determinations of your overall health and potential for future diseases.pH-Scale

The pH scale is used to measure our blood. This scale measures from 0 to 14. 0 on the scale is considered most acidic and 14 is considered most alkaline. A body that’s highly acidic is the perfect environment for disease and illnesses. However, it’s important to not become too alkaline because this can lead to a condition called Alkalosis. The perfect level of alkalinity for the body is at 7.35. Dr. Otto Warburg won the Nobel Peace Prize for proving that cancer cells can not live in an alkaline body. This was the fundamental basis of Dr. Sebi’s teachings.

It’s not difficult at all to eat an alkalized diet. It’s a plant based form of eating because meat proteins and dairy are highly acidic. The residue left behind after our body has metabolized the food determines if the food is acidic, neutral, or alkaline. A great example is a lemon. We think of a lemon as being acidic but once it has metabolized it leaves our blood alkaline. So pile on the lemons on your next dinner date at the restaurant.

A list of alkaline foods are:

Vegetables

  • Amaranth greens – same as Callaloo, a variety of Spinach
  • Wild Arugula
  • Avocado
  • Asparagus
  • Bell Peppers
  • Chayote (Mexican Squash)
  • Cucumber
  • Dandelion greens
  • Garbanzo beans (chick peas)
  • Green Banana –
  • Izote – cactus flower/ cactus leaf- grows naturally in California
  • Jicama –
  • Kale
  • Lettuce (all, except Iceberg)
  • Mushrooms (all, except Shitake)
  • Mustard greens
  • Nopales – Mexican Cactus
  • Okra
  • Olives (and olive oil)
  • Onions
  • Parsley
  • Purslane (Verdolaga)
  • Poke salad -greens
  • Sea Vegetables
  • Squash
  • Spinach
  • String beans
  • Tomato – cherry and plum only
  • Tomatillo
  • Turnip greens
  • Watercress
  • Zucchini

Fruits

(No canned fruits or Seedless fruits)

  • Apples
  • Bananas – the smallest one or the Burro/mid-size (original banana)
  • Berries – all varieties- Elderberries in any form – no cranberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cherries
  • Currants
  • Dates
  • Figs
  • Grapes -seeded
  • Limes (key limes preferred with seeds)
  • Mango
  • Melons -seeded
  • Orange (Seville or sour preferred, difficult to find )
  • Papayas
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Prickly Pear (Cactus Fruit)
  • Prunes
  • Raisins -seeded
  • Soft Jelly Coconuts (and coconut oil)
  • Soursops – (Latin or West Indian markets)
  • Sugar apples (chermoya)
  • Tamarind

Nuts & Seeds

(Includes nut & seed butters)

  • Brazil Nuts
  • Hemp Seed
  • Hazelnuts
  • Pine Nuts
  • Raw Almonds and Almond butter
  • Raw Sesame Seeds
  • Raw Sesame “Tahini” Butter
  • Walnuts

Oils

  • Olive Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Grapeseed Oil
  • Sesame Oil
  • Hempseed Oil
  • Avocado Oil

Spices – Seasonings

  • Achiote
  • Allspice
  • Basil
  • Bay leaf
  • Cayenne/African Bird Pepper
  • Cilantro
  • Cloves
  • Coriander
  • Cumin
  • Dill
  • Habanero
  • Marjoram
  • Onion Powder
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Powdered Granulated Seaweed (Kelp/Dulce/Nori – has “sea taste”)
  • Pure Sea Salt
  • Sage
  • Savory
  • Sweet Basil
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme

Sugars

  • 100% Pure Agave Syrup – (from cactus)
  • Date “Sugar – (from dried dates)
  • 100% Pure Maple Syrup – Grade B recommended –
  • Maple “Sugar” (from dried maple syrup)

Alkaline Grains

  • Amaranth
  • Black Rice
  • Fonio
  • Kamut
  • Quinoa
  • Rye
  • Spelt
  • Tef
  • Wild Rice

Nutritional Guide | All Natural Herbal Teas

  • Alvaca
  • Anise
  • Burdock
  • Chamomile
  • Elderberry
  • Fennel
  • Ginger
  • Lemon grass
  • Red Raspberry
  • Tila

Alkalizing Herbs

You also want to drink spring, alkaline water and avoid tap water. I understand that alkaline water is expensive. There are alkaline drops on Amazon that are inexpensive and highly effective. Add a few drops to some bottled water and you’re good to go.

Do your research if the alkaline way of eating interest you. Again, it has been proven to prevent cancer and other illnesses. So if you’re having health issues try going alkaline. Its the most delicious transition that you can make.

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