Acid/alkaline Food Chart

An alkaline-pH is the basis for good health. Eat more alkaline foods.

Acid Food Chart

AcidicHighlyModeratelyMildly
FruitsGlazed fruits, Canned fruitsRipe bananasApples, Raw apricot, Dried apricot, Blackberries Blueberries, Cantaloupe, Cherries, Cranberries, Currants, Dates, Figs, Sweet grapefruit, Grapes, Kiwi, Mango, Nectarine, Orange, Papaya, Peach, Pear, Pineapple, Plums, Pomegranate, Prunes, Raspberries, Raisins, Strawberries, Tangerine
Nuts & SeedsCashew nuts, Peanuts, Peanuts butter, PistachiosWalnutsHazelnut, Pecans
DairyHard cheese, Eggs, Ice creamsoft cheese, Goats cheese, Milk, Sweetened yoghurtButter, Cream, Homogenized milk, Unsweetened Yoghurt
Meat & PoultryBeef, Duck, Lamb, Liver, Organ meats, VealChicken, Turkey
SeafoodFarm fish, Oysters, Canned sardines, Shell fish, Canned tunaWild ocean fishFresh water fish (wild)
Herbs, Spices & CondimentsCarob, Cocoa, Jams, Malt, MSG, Mustard, Soy sauce, Vinegar, Artificial sweeteners, Chocolates, Molasses, White sugar, SugarcaneKetchup, Mayonnaise, Table salt, Barley malt syrup, Brown rice syrupMargarine, Fructose, Honey, Maple Syrup
GrainsRefined bread Refined pasta, Refined cereal, Corn tortillasWhole grain crackers, Wholemeal pasta, Rye bread, Sourdough bread, Whole grain bread, Unrefined cereals, Unsweetened cerealsCouscous Oatmeal, Brown rice, Wheat germ
BeveragesAlcohol, Beer, Coffee, Sweetened fruit juice, Soft drinksHomemade soda, Black tea, Sparkling water, WineCoffee substitute, Natural fruit juice, Spring water
LegumesBlack beans, Chick peas, Kidney beans Pinto beans, Red beans, Split peas
OilsCanola, Grape seeds, Sunflower
VegetablesCorn, MushroomsBlack Olives, Canned veggies, Frozen veggies, Sauerkraut

Alkaline Food Chart

AlkalineMildlyModeratelyHighly
VegetablesCapsicums, Peppers, Carrot, Chives, Eggplant, Horseradish, Leeks bulbs, Mushrooms, Onion, Parsnips peas, Potatoes, Pumpkin, Radishes, Rhubarb stalks, Nori, Wakame, Raw squash, Sweet potato, TomatoesAlfalfa, Artichokes, Asparagus, Green beans, Beetroot, Bok choy, Broccoli, Cabbages, Cauliflower, Collard greens, Garlic, Lettuce, Spinach, Turnips, ZucchiniCelery, Cucumber, Dandelion greens, Raw endive, Kale
SproutsBrussels sproutsSoy sprouts, Sprouted seeds, Sprouted nuts, Sprouted grains
OilsAvocado, Bragg liquid aminos, Coconut, Evening primrose, Flax seed, Olive, Sesame
Nuts & SeedsChestnuts, Flax seeds, Pine nuts, Sesame seeds, Sunflower seeds, Tahini, Sesame butterAlmond, Almond butterPumpkin seeds
MineralsCesium, Potassium, Sodium, Calcium, Magnesium
LegumesLentils, Soy flour, Soya milk, Tempeh, TofuGranulated soy, Lima beans, Soy beans, White navy beansSoy lecithin, Soy nuts
Herbs, Spices & CondimentsCinnamon, Ginger, Chicory, SteviaCayenne pepper, Red pepper, Sea saltCeltic salt, Parsley
GrassesWatergrass, Alfalfa, Barley, Kamut, Wheat
GrainsBuckwheat, Quinoa, Millet, Spelt
FruitsBanana, Cherry, Raw coconut, Sour grapefruitLemon, LimesAvocado
BeveragesAlmond milk, Ginger tea, Herbal tea, Green teaIonized alkaline water, Green vegetable juices

Neutral Food

Apple cider, vinegar, basmati rice, brazil nuts, coconut oil (raw), goats milk (fresh/raw), goji berries, rice milk, watermelon, whey protein powder, xylitol. Keep in mind that processing, preservatives and additives reduce the alkaline/acid value rendering it acidic.

Important Nots

Sprouts are full of vitamins, minerals and complete proteins, sprouts are just about the best food you can eat. Seeds become more alkaline as they sprout, and sprouts are packed with enzymes.

Grasses are nutrient‐dense, rich in chlorophyll. The human digestive system is not able to digest grass but has no problem with the juice which consists of about 70% chlorophyll which is responsible for photosynthesis and in addition contains active enzymes, vitamins,minerals, amino acids and other nutrients.

Select Grains wisely as most grains are acidifying. Whole grains are your best choice.

Animal protein products are acid forming, with some being worse than others. If you are partial to red meat, stick with the leanest cuts, choose moderate portion sizes, and make it only an occasional part of your diet. However, if you find yourself in an acidic condition eliminate all meat from your diet. Make sure you also include plenty of alkalizing veggies.

Artificial sweeteners are highly acidifying and are not recommended. Xylitol, stevia or chicory are recommended as safe replacements for cane sugar and artificial sweeteners.

Almost all fresh raw vegetables fall under the category alkaline and form the basis of an alkaline regime. They are the richest source of nutrients on the planet, providing us with vitamins, minerals, fiber, enzymes, chlorophyll, phytonutrients and alkaline salts that help control the toxins within our body. Over cooking destroys some of these valuable nutrients, this is why you need to target at least 40% of your food as uncooked, increasing this intake to 70 ‐ 80%, is optimal.

Most fruits are rich in nutrients, however, the sugar they contain ferments and become acidic to the body. When starting to rebalance your body it is recommended to avoid acidic forming fruits. Once the body has achieved balance, you may reintroduce them. These fruits are best eaten alone, preferable on an empty stomach, in between meals, without combining them with starches or heavy proteins.

Lemons and limes on the fruit scale, when tested raw, appear acidic in nature. However, tests show that when they are metabolized in the body they have an alkalizing effect, and their low sugar content makes them perfect when trying to alkaline balance your body.