What are the main SEBI rules

Dr. Sebi Diet Review: Weight Loss, Benefits, and Disadvantages

  • Note that this diet has several drawbacks.

  • A major disadvantage of Dr. Sebi is that large food groups like all animal products, wheat, beans, lentils and many types of vegetables and fruits are restricted.

  • In fact, it is so strict that it only allows certain types of fruit. For example, you can eat cherry or plum tomatoes, but not other types such as beef steak or Roma tomatoes.

  • In addition, such a restrictive diet is not enjoyable and can lead to a negative relationship with food, especially since this diet disparages foods that are not listed in the nutritional guide (13).

  • Finally, this diet encourages other negative behaviors, such as using supplements to achieve abundance. Given that supplements are not a major source of calories, this claim leads to unhealthy eating habits (13).

  • The ones in Dr. The foods listed in Sebi's Nutritional Guide can be an excellent source of nutrition.

  • However, none of the approved foods are good sources of protein, essential nutrients for skin structure, muscle growth, and the production of enzymes and hormones (2, 14, 15).

  • Only walnuts, Brazil nuts, sesame seeds, and hemp seeds, which are not great sources of protein, are allowed. For example, 1/4 cup (25 grams) of walnuts and 3 tablespoons (30 grams) of hemp seeds make 4 grams and 9 grams of protein, respectively (16, 17).

  • To meet your daily protein needs, you would need to eat extremely large servings of these foods.

  • Although the foods in this diet are high in certain nutrients like beta-carotene, potassium, and vitamins C and E, they are low in omega-3 fatty acids, iron, calcium, and vitamins D and B12, which are the most common nutrients for those who follow a strictly plant-based diet (18).

  • Dr. Sebi's website states that certain ingredients in its dietary supplements are proprietary and not listed. This is important in that it is unclear what nutrients you are receiving and how much, and it is difficult to determine if you are meeting your daily nutritional needs.

  • One of the biggest concerns about Dr. Sebi's nutritional approach is the lack of scientific evidence to back it up.

  • He states that the foods and supplements in his diet control acid production in your body. However, the human body strictly regulates the acid-base balance to keep the pH of the blood between 7.36 and 7.44, which naturally makes your body slightly alkaline (19).

  • In rare cases, e.g. For example, in ketoacidosis caused by diabetes, the blood pH may be outside this range. This can be fatal without immediate medical attention (20).

  • Finally, research has shown that your diet can change your urine pH slightly and temporarily, but not your blood pH. So if you are Dr. If you stick to the Sebis diet, your body will not become more alkaline (21).