15 Quick Alkaline Food Swaps

We chatted with Dr Daryl Gioffre, who gave us a top-to-bottom guide to the alkaline diet. The low-acid diet is one that’s manageable, more about moderation, and something that celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Hudson swear by. As Gioffre said:

The alkaline diet is about balance. It is very manageable, and anyone can do it. People who I coach who have tried every other diet have success when they transition to the alkaline diet because it’s not about deprivation, it’s about moderation, and giving your body the nutrients and foods it needs to maintain a healthy pH balance. “

But on this diet, what are the bad foods to swap out, and the right ones to swap in? We’ve got you covered…

Swap this out:

White Rice


Canola Oil


Balsamic Vinegar


Milk Chocolate

Table Salt


Soy Sauce



Bottled/Tap Water

Fruit Juice


For This:


Almond/Coconut Milk

Coconut/Olive Oils

Spelt Pasta/Zucchini Noodles

Lemon & Olive Oil

Herbal Tea

Raw Cacao

Celtic Grey/Himalayan Sea Salt

Avocado/Coconut Butter

Coconut Aminos/Braggs Liquid Aminos

Coconut Sugar/Stevia

Raw Almonds

Alkaline Water/Water with Lemon

Cold-Pressed Green Juice

Gluten-Free Oats/Quinoa

 Interested in going Paleo? Here are 8 swaps for Paleo. Also, read our guide to the gluten-free diet, here.