Dr. Sebi advocated for an alkaline diet, and had specific recommendations for sugars that he considered more natural and compatible with the alkaline diet. Here are summaries of the sugars Dr. Sebi approve, along with their nutritional value:
100% Pure Agave Syrup:
- Nutritional Value: Agave syrup is a natural sweetener derived from the agave plant. It is known for its high sweetness and low glycemic index, meaning it has a milder impact on blood sugar levels compared to refined sugars. Agave syrup is primarily composed of fructose, which can be advantageous for those looking to avoid spikes in blood sugar.
- Sources: 100% pure agave syrup can be found in health food stores, grocery stores, and online retailers.
Date Sugar (from dried dates):
- Nutritional Value: Date sugar is made by drying and finely grinding dates. It is a whole food sweetener that retains the natural fiber, vitamins, and minerals of dates. Date sugar is a good source of potassium, iron, dietary fiber, and various B vitamins. It has a lower glycemic index compared to refined sugars.
- Sources: Date sugar is available in some health food stores, natural food markets, or can be made at home by grinding dried dates into a powder-like consistency.
It’s important to note that while these sweeteners may have certain advantages, moderation in sugar consumption is still key to maintaining a healthy diet.
Dr. Sebi Sugars (Sweeteners):
- 100% Pure Agave Syrup
- Date Sugar (from dried dates)