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Alkaline & Acid Foods

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This chart is intended only as a general guide to alkalizing and acidifying foods.

...ALKALINE FOODS...

 

...ACIDIC FOODS...

ALKALIZING VEGETABLES

Alfalfa

Barley Grass

Beet Greens

Beets

Broccoli

Cabbage

Carrot

Cauliflower

Celery

Chard Greens

Chlorella

Collard Greens

Cucumber

Dandelions

Dulce

Edible Flowers

Eggplant

Fermented Veggies

Garlic

Green Beans

Green Peas

Kale

Kohlrabi

Lettuce

Mushrooms

Mustard Greens

Nightshade Veggies

Onions

Parsnips (high glycemic)

Peas

Peppers

Pumpkin

Radishes

Rutabaga

Sea Veggies

Spinach, green

Spirulina

Sprouts

Sweet Potatoes

Tomatoes

Watercress

Wheat Grass

Wild Greens

 

ALKALIZING

ORIENTAL VEGETABLES

Daikon

Dandelion Root

Kombu

Maitake

Nori

Reishi

Shitake

Umeboshi

Wakame

 

ALKALIZING FRUITS

Apple

Apricot

Avocado

Banana (high glycemic)

Berries

Blackberries

Cantaloupe

Cherries, sour

Coconut, fresh

Currants

Dates, dried

Figs, dried

Grapes

Grapefruit

Honeydew Melon

Lemon

Lime

Muskmelons

Nectarine

Orange

Peach

Pear

Pineapple

Raisins

Raspberries

Rhubarb

Strawberries

Tangerine

Tomato

Tropical Fruits

Umeboshi Plums

Watermelon

 

ALKALIZING PROTEIN

Almonds

Chestnuts

Millet

Tempeh (fermented soy)

Tofu (if fermented)

Whey Protein Powder

 

ALKALIZING SWEETENERS

Stevia

 

ALKALIZING SPICES

& SEASONINGS

Chili Pepper

Cinnamon

Curry

Ginger

Herbs (all)

Miso

Mustard

Sea Salt

Tamari

 

ALKALIZING OTHER

Alkaline Antioxidant Water

Apple Cider Vinegar

Bee Pollen

Fresh Fruit Juice

Green Juices

Lecithin Granules

Mineral Water

Molasses, blackstrap

Probiotic Cultures

Soured Dairy Products

Veggie Juices

 

ALKALIZING MINERALS

Calcium: pH 12

Cesium: pH 14

Magnesium: pH 9

Potassium: pH 14

Sodium: pH 14

 

 

Although it might seem that citrus fruits would have an acidifying effect on the body, the citric acid they contain actually has an alkalinizing effect in the system.

 

Note that a food's acid or alkaline forming tendency in the body has nothing to do with the actual pH of the food itself. For example, lemons are very acidic, however the end products they produce after digestion and assimilation are very alkaline so, lemons are alkaline forming in the body. Likewise, meat will test alkaline before digestion, but it leaves very acidic residue in the body so, like nearly all animal products, meat is very acid forming.

 

ACIDIFYING VEGETABLES

Corn

Lentils

Olives

Winter Squash

 

ACIDIFYING FRUITS

Blueberries

Canned or Glazed Fruits

Cranberries

Currants

Plums**

Prunes**

 

ACIDIFYING GRAINS, GRAIN PRODUCTS

Amaranth

Barley

Bran, oat

Bran, wheat

Bread

Corn

Cornstarch

Crackers, soda

Flour, wheat

Flour, white

Hemp Seed Flour

Kamut

Macaroni

Noodles

Oatmeal

Oats (rolled)

Quinoa

Rice (all)

Rice Cakes

Rye

Spaghetti

Spelt

Wheat Germ

Wheat

 

ACIDIFYING BEANS & LEGUMES

Almond Milk

Black Beans

Chick Peas

Green Peas

Kidney Beans

Lentils

Pinto Beans

Red Beans

Rice Milk

Soy Beans

Soy Milk

White Beans

 

ACIDIFYING DAIRY

Butter

Cheese

Cheese, Processed

Ice Cream

Ice Milk

 

ACIDIFYING NUTS & BUTTERS

Cashews

Legumes

Peanut Butter

Peanuts

Pecans

Tahini

Walnuts

 

ACIDIFYING ANIMAL PROTEIN

Bacon

Beef

Carp

Chicken

Clams

Cod

Corned Beef

Eggs

Fish

Haddock

Lamb

Lobster

Mussels

Organ Meats

Oyster

Pike

Pork

Rabbit

Salmon

Sardines

Sausage

Scallops

Shellfish

Shrimp

Tuna

Turkey

Veal

Venison

 

ACIDIFYING FATS & OILS

Avacado Oil

Butter

Canola Oil

Corn Oil

Flax Oil

Hemp Seed Oil

Lard

Olive Oil

Safflower Oil

Sesame Oil

Sunflower Oil

 

ACIDIFYING SWEETENERS

Aminosweet

All Artificial Sweeteners

Carob

Corn Syrup

High Fructose Corn Syrup

Honey

Nutrasweet or Aspartame

Processed Sugar in Any Form

Sucralose or Splenda

 

ACIDIFYING ALCOHOL

Beer

Hard Liquor

Spirits

Wine

 

ACIDIFYING OTHER FOODS

Catsup

Chocolate

Cocoa

Coffee

Mustard

Pepper

Pop and Soft Drinks

Vinegar, White Distilled and Wine

 

ACIDIFYING DRUGS & CHEMICALS

Aspirin

Chemicals

Drugs, Medicinal

Drugs, Psychedelic

Herbicides

Pesticides

Tobacco

 

ACIDIFYING JUNK FOOD

Beer: pH 2.5

Coca-Cola: pH 2

Coffee: pH 4

 

 

** These foods leave an alkaline ash but have an acidifying effect on the body.

UNKNOWN:

There are several versions of the Acidic and Alkaline Food chart to be found in different books and on the Internet.  The following foods are sometimes attributed to the Acidic side of the chart and sometimes to the Alkaline side.  Remember, you don't need to adhere strictly to the Alkaline side of the chart, just make sure a good percentage of the foods you eat come from that side.

Brazil Nuts

Brussel Sprouts

Buckwheat

Cashews

Chicken

Corn

Cottage Cheese

Eggs

Flax Seeds

Green Tea

Herbal Tea

Honey

Kombucha

Lima Beans

 

Maple Syrup

Milk

Nuts

Organic Milk (unpasteurized)

Potatoes, white

Pumpkin Seeds

Quinoa

Sauerkraut

Soy Products

Sprouted Seeds

Squashes

Sunflower Seeds

Tomatoes

Yogurt

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease; research is ongoing.

 

 

 

 
 
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