Dr. Sebi’s Food List for Alkaline Diet

It is really important to identify various food substances that provide an alkalizing effect within the body. This ensures that you can effectively transition from a western diet to an alkaline-based diet. Here we have made a list of the top foods recommended by Dr. Sebi.

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Dr. Sebi’s Food List

Dr. Sebi Food List

We have divided these food substances into multiple categories so you can easily identify the ones you need to prioritize moving forward.


  • Amaranth greens (also known as Callaloo)
  • Nopales (also known as Mexican cactus)
  • Mushrooms (apart from Shitake)
  • Lettuce (apart from Iceberg)
  • Kale
  • Izote (also known as the cactus leaf or cactus flower)
  • Garbanzo beans
  • Dandelion greens
  • Cucumber
  • Chayote (also known as Mexican squash)
  • Bell peppers
  • Avocado
  • Wild arugula
  • Purslane (verdolaga)
  • Watercress
  • Turnip greens
  • Zucchini
  • Tomatillo
  • Squash
  • Tomato although only plum and cherry options
  • Onions
  • Sea vegetables (dulse/arame/inori/hijiki/wakame)
  • Okra
  • Olives


  • Mango
  • Limes (ensure they are key limes with seeds)
  • Seeded grapes
  • Figs
  • Dates
  • Currants
  • Cherries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Any form of elder elderberries
  • All varieties of berries except cranberries
  • The smallest bananas, original banana, midsize banana, and Burro
  • Peaches
  • Tamarind
  • Soursops from the West Indian or Latin markets
  • Soft jelly coconuts
  • Seeded raisins
  • Prunes
  • Prickly bear (also known as cactus fruit)
  • Plums
  • Pears
  • Seeded melons
  • Sour or Seville orange

Natural Herbal Teas

  • Tila
  • Raspberry
  • Ginger
  • Fennel
  • Elderberry
  • Chamomile
  • Burdock


  • Wild rice
  • Tef
  • Spelt
  • Rye
  • Quinoa
  • Kamut
  • Fonio
  • Amaranth

Nuts and Seeds

  • Brazil Nuts
  • Walnuts
  • Raw sesame butter
  • Raw sesame seeds
  • Hemp seeds


  • Avocado oil
  • Hemp seed oil
  • Sesame oil
  • Grapeseed oil
  • Coconut oil (however, ensure that you do not cook it)
  • Olive oil (however, ensure that you do not cook it)

Spices and Seasonings

We can classify this category into four subcategories.

Mild Flavors

  • Thyme
  • Tarragon
  • Sweet basil
  • Savory
  • Oregano
  • Dill
  • Cloves
  • Bay leaf
  • Basil

Salty Flavors

  • Powdered, granulated seaweed
  • Pure sea salt
  • Nori/Dulse/Kelp

Sweet Flavors

  • Date sugar
  • Pure agave syrup

Pungent and Spicy Flavors

  • Sage
  • Habanero
  • Onion powder
  • Cayenne (also known as African Bird Pepper)
  • Achiote

These food options allow you to keep within the alkaline diet. It also ensures that you have a wide range of options to choose from and maintain a healthy body.

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