Acid/alkaline Food Chart
An alkaline-pH is the basis for good health. Eat more alkaline foods.
Acid Food Chart
|Fruits||Glazed fruits, Canned fruits||Ripe bananas||Apples, 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 & Seeds||Cashew nuts, Peanuts, Peanuts butter, Pistachios||Walnuts||Hazelnut, Pecans|
|Dairy||Hard cheese, Eggs, Ice cream||soft cheese, Goats cheese, Milk, Sweetened yoghurt||Butter, Cream, Homogenized milk, Unsweetened Yoghurt|
|Meat & Poultry||Beef, Duck, Lamb, Liver, Organ meats, Veal||Chicken, Turkey|
|Seafood||Farm fish, Oysters, Canned sardines, Shell fish, Canned tuna||Wild ocean fish||Fresh water fish (wild)|
|Herbs, Spices & Condiments||Carob, Cocoa, Jams, Malt, MSG, Mustard, Soy sauce, Vinegar, Artificial sweeteners, Chocolates, Molasses, White sugar, Sugarcane||Ketchup, Mayonnaise, Table salt, Barley malt syrup, Brown rice syrup||Margarine, Fructose, Honey, Maple Syrup|
|Grains||Refined bread Refined pasta, Refined cereal, Corn tortillas||Whole grain crackers, Wholemeal pasta, Rye bread, Sourdough bread, Whole grain bread, Unrefined cereals, Unsweetened cereals||Couscous Oatmeal, Brown rice, Wheat germ|
|Beverages||Alcohol, Beer, Coffee, Sweetened fruit juice, Soft drinks||Homemade soda, Black tea, Sparkling water, Wine||Coffee substitute, Natural fruit juice, Spring water|
|Legumes||Black beans, Chick peas, Kidney beans Pinto beans, Red beans, Split peas|
|Oils||Canola, Grape seeds, Sunflower|
|Vegetables||Corn, Mushrooms||Black Olives, Canned veggies, Frozen veggies, Sauerkraut|
Alkaline Food Chart
|Vegetables||Capsicums, Peppers, Carrot, Chives, Eggplant, Horseradish, Leeks bulbs, Mushrooms, Onion, Parsnips peas, Potatoes, Pumpkin, Radishes, Rhubarb stalks, Nori, Wakame, Raw squash, Sweet potato, Tomatoes||Alfalfa, Artichokes, Asparagus, Green beans, Beetroot, Bok choy, Broccoli, Cabbages, Cauliflower, Collard greens, Garlic, Lettuce, Spinach, Turnips, Zucchini||Celery, Cucumber, Dandelion greens, Raw endive, Kale|
|Sprouts||Brussels sprouts||Soy sprouts, Sprouted seeds, Sprouted nuts, Sprouted grains|
|Oils||Avocado, Bragg liquid aminos, Coconut, Evening primrose, Flax seed, Olive, Sesame|
|Nuts & Seeds||Chestnuts, Flax seeds, Pine nuts, Sesame seeds, Sunflower seeds, Tahini, Sesame butter||Almond, Almond butter||Pumpkin seeds|
|Minerals||Cesium, Potassium, Sodium, Calcium, Magnesium|
|Legumes||Lentils, Soy flour, Soya milk, Tempeh, Tofu||Granulated soy, Lima beans, Soy beans, White navy beans||Soy lecithin, Soy nuts|
|Herbs, Spices & Condiments||Cinnamon, Ginger, Chicory, Stevia||Cayenne pepper, Red pepper, Sea salt||Celtic salt, Parsley|
|Grasses||Watergrass, Alfalfa, Barley, Kamut, Wheat|
|Grains||Buckwheat, Quinoa, Millet, Spelt|
|Fruits||Banana, Cherry, Raw coconut, Sour grapefruit||Lemon, Limes||Avocado|
|Beverages||Almond milk, Ginger tea, Herbal tea, Green tea||Ionized alkaline water, Green vegetable juices|
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.
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.