If you have heard of Dr. Sebi, then you know exactly what I am talking about. The Alkaline Diet and Dr. Sebi have been all over our Instagram feeds since the death of rapper and community activist, Nipsey Hussle, who sadly passed away at the end of March. Nipsey Hussle was actually responsible for a documentary that was in the works about the alkaline diet and Dr. Sebi. However, instead of a documentary about this diet, here’s a crash course in what you need to know about the diet.
In short, the alkaline diet is based on substituting acidic foods with alkaline foods in your diet, which can improve your health. According to alkaline and acidic food research, acidic metabolic waste leaves you more prone to disease and illness while alkaline metabolic waste is more protective against illness. The study behind this diet is based on our pH value or measurement of our body’s acidity or alkalinity. Remember learning about that in biology class in high school? Acidic pH levels range from 0-6.69, Neutral levels are at 7, while Alkaline or basic levels range from 7-14. Any of that ring a bell? Well, the bottom line is that some foods are alkaline, others are neutral, and others are acidic, and these differences in pH levels can make an impact on your health.
Okay enough with the science. We can talk about what you came here for, and that’s the types of foods you would eat with the alkaline diet. So, some acidic foods that you probably eat include meat, eggs, poultry, fish, and alcohol. Alkaline foods include fruits, vegetables, nuts, and legumes. Now, most people lose weight when they take on this diet since alkaline foods are unprocessed, plant-based, and natural foods while acidic foods are mainly processed, high in fat and sugar, and mainly unhealthy. According to faithful users of the diet, not only will you lose weight but it is great for overall health and energy. If you are looking for overall health, then give this diet a try. I won’t guarantee any results, but it doesn’t hurt to see what the hype is all about.
To get a more detailed guide on specific foods, check out Dr. Sebi’s food recommendations here.