Posted on April 17, 2018
If you have been reading my blogs for a while you know that I am really into healthy eating. Although I don’t eat 100 percent healthy every single day, I try my best to incorporate as many health foods as I can into my daily diet. Also, I somewhat follow Dr Sebi’s methodology of what we as humans should consume. I say somewhat because although I would like to be an alkaline vegan in the future, I am definitely not even vegan yet. But I use some of his principles in my daily food regimen. Dr Sebi believes diseases cannot live in an alkaline environment, therefore by eating alkaline foods we ward off diseases.
Here are the 5 simple yet alkaline food swaps you can make today to become a healthier you (these are all Dr. Sebi approved):
Many people think that quinoa is a grain, however it is actually a seed, which makes it even healthier for you. You can use it in savory dishes to replace grains such as rice, couscous, etc. I replaced rice with quinoa a very long time ago. I actually never cook rice unless its wild or black rice since these are more on the alkaline side. Even those 2 types of “rice” I rarely cook. Quinoa is cooked pretty much the same way you would cook rice; 1 cup of quinoa to 2 cups of rice.
2) Nut Or Coconut Milk
These are great dairy substitutes. If you missed my first article regarding dairy alternatives, you can check it out here. Lets face it milk is definitely not as healthy as we have been conditioned to believe. Sorry to gross you out but dairy milk often has things in it like pus which is more than likely not removed especially during the mechanical milking process here in the states. Dairy milk is also acidic which is the perfect environment for illnesses such as cancer and heart disease to thrive.
Did you know most of the human race is lactose intolerant? Google it. Let’s leave the cow’s milk for the baby cows. You wouldn’t walk around drinking breast milk would you? It is actually way healthier for human consumption than drinking another mammal’s milk. So much so that certain places in London sell ice cream and cheese made with human breast milk. Go ahead, research it.
3) Garbanzo Beans aka Chickpeas
In addition to these being alkaline, chickpeas have many other benefits. They are high in calcium which is great for bone health, they help you stay fuller longer, and they are quite versatile when it comes to how you can use them in dishes. Chickpeas are absolutely my favorite. You can use these to make tacos (chickpeas would serve as a meat substitute), tuna salad (minus the tuna), falafels, hummus, and tons of other dishes. You can even use ground chickpea flour to make omelettes (minus the eggs.)
These are a great meat substitute as well. When I say meat substitute, I do not mean that this will taste nor give you the texture of meat. I am referring to making it your main focus in a dish to replace the typical meat portion.
I eat mushrooms almost every single day. There are many different varieties as well. I stay away from the ones that end in “take” for example maitake and shiitake. Dr Sebi warns that these are hybrid foods and I also don’t really care for the taste of them.
5) Hemp Seeds
These are a super healthy. Hemp seeds are very nutritious, high in omega 3s, and are very high in plant based protein for those concerned with protein. You can add 1 tablespoon of hemp seeds to 2-3 cups of water to make a non dairy milk alternative, sprinkle them on your salad, add them to your cereal, or blend them in with your smoothie. I’m sure there are other ways to enjoy them. These are just the ways I choose to enjoy them.
Hope you enjoyed this post. Comment below with your favorite healthy swaps.
Remember you only have one life to live so live it be-U-tifully by being you to the fullest.
Peace & Love,