The alkaline diet doesn’t have to be difficult or complicated. Here are some easy alkaline diet changes you can implement today to boost your health and wellbeing. The graph below shows some of the best alkaline substitutes to the most common acid producing foods. Making just a few of these changes will make your diet a whole lot more alkaline.
Of course the more alkaline diet changes you make, the more you restore your body’s pH balance. Following an alkaline diet is really that simple. Hope this helps some of you live a healthier life.
My Favourite Alkaline Diet Changes
Honestly, some of the substitutions are not for me, but many are super useful to know. My top alkaline diet changes are:
- Drinking a cup of herbal tea in the afternoon instead of drinking a coffee. Not only do I eliminate dairy this way, I’m replacing an acid producing drink with a very healthy alkaline drink. I sometimes substitute coffee for a glass of water with freshly squeezed lemon in it.
- Once in a while, use alklaine sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes – I know potatoes are delicious but sweet potatoes are actually very tasty – add some spices and put them in the oven, and you can make yourself some healthy and alkaline chips (or fries)!
- Like sugar? Try honey as a substitute. Honey is super sweet and alkaline, unlike the highly acidic sugar most people consume in huge quantities every day. If drink herbal teas, and add sugar for taste, why not add a little honey. I love green tea with some honey.
- Substitute milk for almond milk – almond milk is alkaline and much better for you. We have some delicious alkaline almond milk smoothie recipes on this website I encourage you to check out.
- I rarely eat white rice anymore. Basmati rice or even wholegrain rice is much better for you and actually tastes better once you get used to it. Try it for yourself. These small changes can make eating an alkaline diet so much easier. It’s not about cutting out foods you like, it’s more about finding alternatives that are healthier and sometimes even tastier.
If you have some of your own substitutions you use let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook group – as always look forward to hearing form all of you.