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Acid / Alkaline Forming Foods

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Clinical Nutrition for the Balanced Body

Balancing the pH is a major step toward well-being and greater health.

Human blood pH should be slightly alkaline (7.35 - 7.45). A pH of 7.0 is neutral. A pH below 7.0 is acidic. A pH above 7.0 is alkaline. An acidic pH can occur from, an acid forming diet, emotional stress, toxic overload, and/or immune reactions or any process that deprives the cells of oxygen and other nutrients. The body will try to compensate for acidic pH by using alkaline minerals. If the diet does not contain enough minerals to compensate, a build up of acids in the cells will occur.

An acidic balance will: decrease the body's ability to absorb minerals and other nutrients, decrease the energy production in the cells, decrease it's ability to repair damaged cells, decrease it's ability to detoxify heavy metals, make tumor cells thrive, and make it more susceptible to fatigue and illness.

The reason acidosis is more common in our society is mostly due to the typical American diet, which is far too high in acid producing animal products like meat, eggs and dairy, and far too low in alkaline producing foods like fresh vegetables. Additionally, we eat acid producing processed foods like white flour and sugar and drink acid producing beverages like coffee and soft drinks. We use too many drugs, which are acid forming; and we use artificial chemical sweeteners like NutraSweet®, Spoonful®, Sweet 'N Low®, Equal®, or Aspartame, which are poison and extremely acid-forming. One of the best things we can do to correct an overly acid body is to clean up the diet and lifestyle.

To maintain health, the diet should consist of 60% alkaline forming foods & 40% acid forming foods. To restore health, the diet should consist of 80% alkaline forming foods & 20% acid forming foods. Generally, alkaline forming foods include: most fruits, green vegetables, peas, beans, lentils, spices, herbs and seasonings, and seeds and nuts. Generally, acid forming foods include: meat, fish, poultry, eggs, grains, and legumes.

Shifting your pH toward Alkaline

This chart is for those trying to "adjust" their body pH. The pH scale is from 0 to 14, with numbers below 7 acidic (low on oxygen) and numbers above 7 alkaline. An acidic body is a sickness magnet. This chart is intended only as a general guide to alkalizing and acidifying foods.

Alkaline 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, Spirulina, Sprouts, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Watercress, Wheat Grass, and 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), Tofu (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.

Acidic Foods:

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, and Ice Milk.

ACIDIFYING NUTS & BUTTERS

Cashews, Legumes, Peanut Butter, Peanuts, Pecans, Tahini, Walnuts.

ACIDIFYING ANIMAL PROTEIN

Bacon, Beef, Carp, Clams, Cod, Corned Beef, Fish, Haddock, Lamb, Lobster, Mussels, Organ Meats, Oyster, Pike, Pork, Rabbit, Salmon, Sardines, Sausage, Scallops, Shellfish, Shrimp, Tuna, Turkey, Veal, Venison.

ACIDIFYING FATS & OILS
Avocado Oil, Butter, Canola Oil, Corn Oil, Flax Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, Lard, Olive Oil, Safflower Oil, Sesame Oil, Sunflower Oil.

ACIDIFYING SWEETENERS

Carob, Corn Syrup, Sugar.

ACIDIFYING ALCOHOL

Beer, Hard Liquor, Spirits, Wine.

ACIDIFYING OTHER FOODS

Cocoa, Coffee, Ketchup, Mustard, Pepper, Soft Drinks, Vinegar.

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 PH:
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.

Asparagus, Brazil Nuts, Brussel Sprouts, Buckwheat, 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, Sauerkraut, Soy Products, Sprouted Seeds, Squashes, Sunflower Seeds, 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.

Ranked Foods: Most Alkaline to Most Acidic

Extremely Alkaline

Lemons, Watermelon.

 

Alkaline Forming (more/less):

Cantaloupe, Cayenne Celery, Dates, Figs, Kelp, Limes, Mango, Melons, Papaya, Parsley, Seaweeds, Seedless Grapes (sweet), Watercress / Asparagus, Fruit Juices, Grapes (sweet), Kiwifruit, Passion fruit, Pears (sweet), Pineapple, Raisins, Umeboshi Plums, Vegetable Juices.

 

Moderately Alkaline (more/less):

Apples (sweet), Alfalfa Sprouts, Apricots, Avocados, Bananas (ripe), Currants, Dates, Figs (fresh), Garlic, Grapefruit, Grapes (less sweet), Guavas, Herbs (leafy green), Lettuce (leafy green), Nectarine, Peaches (sweet), Pears (less sweet), Peas (fresh, sweet), Pumpkin (sweet), Sea Salt (vegetable) / Apples (sour), Beans (fresh, green), Beets, Bell Peppers, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carob, Cauliflower, Ginger (fresh), Grapes (sour), Lettuce (pale green), Oranges, Peaches (less sweet), Peas (less sweet), Potatoes (with skin), Pumpkin (less sweet), Raspberries, Strawberries, Squash, Sweet Corn (fresh), Turnip, Vinegar (apple cider).

 

Slightly Alkaline (more/less):

Almonds, Artichokes (Jerusalem), Brussel Sprouts, Cherries, Coconut (fresh), Cucumbers, Eggplant, Honey (raw), Leeks, Mushrooms, Okra, Olives (ripe), Onions, Pickles (homemade), Radishes, Sea Salt, Spices, Tomatoes (sweet), Vinegar (sweet brown rice) / Chestnuts (dry, roasted), Egg Yolks (soft cooked), Essene Bread, Goat's Milk and Whey (raw), Mayonnaise (homemade), Olive Oil, Sesame Seeds (whole), Soy Beans (dry), Soy Cheese, Soy Milk, Sprouted Grains, Tofu, Tomatoes (less sweet), Yeast (nutritional flakes).

 

Neutral:

Butter (fresh, unsalted), Cream (fresh, raw), Cow's Milk and Whey (raw), Margarine, Oils (except olive), Yogurt (plain).

 

Moderately Acidic:

Bananas (green), Barley (rye), Blueberries, Bran, Butter, Cereals (unrefined), Cheeses, Crackers (unrefined rye, rice and wheat), Cranberries, Dried Beans (mung, adzuki, pinto, kidney, garbanzo), Dry Coconut, Egg Whites, Eggs Whole (cooked hard), Fructose, Goat's Milk (homogenized), Honey (pasteurized), Ketchup, Maple Syrup (unprocessed), Milk (homogenized), Molasses (unsulfured and organic), Most Nuts, Mustard, Oats (rye, organic), Olives (pickled), Pasta (whole grain), Pastry (whole grain and honey), Plums, Popcorn (with salt and/or butter), Potatoes, Prunes, Rice (basmati and brown), Seeds (pumpkin, sunflower), Soy Sauce, Wheat Bread (sprouted organic).

 

Extremely Acidic:

Artificial Sweeteners, Beef, Beer, Breads, Brown Sugar, Carbonated Soft Drinks, Cereals (refined), Chocolate, Cigarettes and Tobacco, Coffee, Cream of Wheat (unrefined), Custard (with white sugar), Deer, Drugs, Fish, Flour (white wheat), Fruit Juices with Sugar, Jams, Jellies, Lamb, Liquor, Maple Syrup (processed), Molasses (sulphured), Pasta (white), Pastries and Cakes from White Flour, Pickles (commercial), Pork, Poultry, Seafood, Sugar (white), Table Salt (refined and iodized), Tea (black), White Bread, White Vinegar (processed), Whole Wheat Foods, Wine, Yogurt (sweetened).

More Ranked Foods: Most Alkaline to Most Acidic

Highly Alkaline Forming Foods

Baking soda, sea salt, mineral water, pumpkin seed, lentils, seaweed, onion, taro root, sea vegetables, lotus root, sweet potato, lime, lemons, nectarine, persimmon, raspberry, watermelon, tangerine, and pineapple.

 

Moderately Alkaline Forming Foods

Apricots, spices, kambucha, unsulfured molasses, soy sauce, cashews, chestnuts, pepper, kohlrabi, parsnip, garlic, asparagus, kale, parsley, endive, arugula, mustard green, ginger root, broccoli, grapefruit, cantaloupe, honeydew, citrus, olive, dewberry, carrots, loganberry, and mango.

 

Low Alkaline Forming Foods

Most herbs, green tea, mu tea, rice syrup, apple cider vinegar, sake, quail eggs, primrose oil, sesame seed, cod liver oil, almonds, sprouts, potato, bell pepper, mushrooms, cauliflower, cabbage, rutabaga, ginseng, eggplant, pumpkin, collard green, pear, avocado, apples (sour), blackberry, cherry, peach, and papaya.

 

Very Low Alkaline Forming Foods

Ginger tea, umeboshi vinegar, ghee, duck eggs, oats, grain coffee, quinoa, japonica rice, wild rice, avocado oil, most seeds, coconut oil, olive oil, flax oil, brussel sprout, beet, chive, cilantro, celery, okra, cucumber, turnip greens, squashes, lettuces, orange, banana, blueberry, raisin, currant, grape, and strawberry.

 

Very Low Acid Forming Foods

Curry, Kona coffee, honey, maple syrup, vinegar, cream, butter, goat/sheep cheese, chicken, gelatin, organs, venison, fish, wild duck, triticale, millet, kasha, amaranth, brown rice, pumpkin seed oil, grape seed oil, sunflower oil, pine nuts, canola oil, spinach, fava beans, black-eyed peas, string beans, wax beans, zucchini, chutney, rhubarb, coconut, guava, dry fruit, figs, and dates.

 

Low Acid Forming Foods

Vanilla, alcohol, black tea, balsamic vinegar, cow milk, aged cheese, soy cheese, goat milk, game meat, lamb, mutton, boar, elk, shell fish, mollusks, goose, turkey, buckwheat, wheat, spelt, teff, kamut, farina, semolina, white rice, almond oil, sesame oil, safflower oil, tapioca, seitan, tofu, pinto beans, white beans, navy beans, red beans, aduki beans, lima beans, chard, plum, prune and tomatoes.

 

Moderately Acid Forming Foods

Nutmeg, coffee, casein, milk protein, cottage cheese, soy milk, pork, veal, bear, mussels, squid, chicken, maize, barley groats, corn, rye, oat bran, pistachio seeds, chestnut oil, lard, pecans, palm kernel oil, green peas, peanuts, snow peas, other legumes, garbanzo beans, cranberry, and pomegranate.

 

Highly Acid Forming Foods

Tabletop sweeteners like (NutraSweet, Spoonful, Sweet 'N Low, Equal or Aspartame), pudding, jam, jelly, table salt (NaCl), beer, yeast, hops, malt, sugar, cocoa, white (acetic acid) vinegar, processed cheese, ice cream, beef, lobster, pheasant, barley, cottonseed oil, hazelnuts, walnuts, brazil nuts, fried foods, soybean, and soft drinks, especially the cola type. To neutralize a glass of cola with a pH of 2.5, it would take 32 glasses of alkaline water with a pH of 10.

A list of Acid/Alkaline Foods by Food Category

Alkaline-Forming Foods

VEGETABLES

Garlic, Asparagus, Fermented Veggies, Watercress, Beets, Broccoli, Brussel sprouts, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Chlorella, Collard Greens, Cucumber, Eggplant, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Mustard Greens, Dulce, Dandelions, Edible Flowers, Onions, Parsnips (high glycemic), Peas, Peppers, Pumpkin, Rutabaga, Sea Veggies, Spirulina, Sprouts, Squashes, Alfalfa, Barley Grass, Wheat Grass, Wild Greens, Nightshade Veggies.

 

FRUITS
Apple, Apricot, Avocado, Banana (high glycemic), Cantaloupe, Cherries, Currants, Dates/Figs, Grapes, Grapefruit, Lime, Honeydew Melon, Nectarine, Orange, Lemon, Peach, Pear, Pineapple, Berries (all), Tangerine, Tomato, Tropical Fruits, Watermelon.

PROTEIN
Eggs (poached), Whey Protein Powder, Cottage Cheese, Chicken Breast, Yogurt, Almonds, Chestnuts, Tofu (fermented), Flax Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Tempeh (fermented), Squash Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Millet, Sprouted Seeds, Nuts.

 

OTHER
Apple Cider Vinegar, Bee Pollen, Lecithin Granules, Probiotic Cultures, Green Juices, Veggie Juice, Fresh Fruit Juice, Organic Milk (unpasteurized), Mineral Water, Alkaline Antioxidant Water, Green Tea, Herbal Tea, Dandelion Tea, Ginseng Tea, Banchi Tea, Kombucha.


SWEETENERS

Stevia, Ki Sweet.

SPICES/SEASONINGS
Cinnamon, Curry, Ginger, Mustard, Chili Pepper, Sea Salt, Miso, Tamari, All Herbs.

ORIENTAL VEGETABLES

Maitake, Daikon, Dandelion Root, Shitake, Kombu, Reishi, Nori, Umeboshi, Wakame, Sea Veggies.

Acid-Forming Foods

FATS & OILS

Avocado Oil, Canola Oil, Corn Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, Flax Oil, Lard, Olive Oil, Safflower Oil, Sesame Oil, Sunflower Oil.


FRUITS
Cranberries.

GRAINS
Rice Cakes, Wheat Cakes, Amaranth, Barley, Buckwheat, Corn, Oats (rolled), Quinoa, Rice (all), Rye, Spelt, Kamut, Wheat, Hemp Seed Flour.

DAIRY

Cheese (cow), Cheese (goat), Cheese (processed), Cheese (sheep), Milk, Butter.

 

NUTS & BUTTERS

Cashews, Brazil Nuts, Peanuts, Peanut Butter, Pecans, Tahini, Walnuts.

ANIMAL PROTEIN

Beef, Carp, Clams, Fish, Lamb, Lobster, Mussels, Oyster, Pork, Rabbit, Salmon, Shrimp, Scallops, Tuna, Turkey, Venison.

PASTA (WHITE)

Noodles, Macaroni, Spaghetti.


OTHER

Distilled Vinegar, Wheat Germ, Potatoes.

 

DRUGS & CHEMICALS
Aspartame, Chemicals, Drugs (medicinal), Drugs (psychedelic), Pesticides, Herbicides.

 

ALCOHOL
Beer, Spirits, Hard Liquor, Wine.

BEANS & LEGUMES

Black Beans, Chick Peas, Green Peas, Kidney Beans, Lentils, Lima Beans, Pinto Beans, Red Beans, Soy Beans, Soy Milk, White Beans, Rice Milk, Almond Milk.

More Ranked Foods: Most Alkaline (pH) to Most Acidic (pH)

Alkaline: Meditation, Prayer, Peace, Kindness & Love.

 

Extremely Alkaline Forming Foods - pH 8.5 to 9.0

 

9.0 Lemons [1], Watermelon [2].

 

8.5 Agar Agar [3], Cantaloupe, Cayenne (Capsicum) [4], Dried dates & figs, Kelp, Karengo, Kudzu root, Limes, Mango, Melons, Papaya, Parsley [5], Seedless grapes (sweet), Watercress, Seaweeds, Asparagus [6], Endive, Kiwifruit, Fruit juices [7], Grapes (sweet), Passion fruit, Pears (sweet), Pineapple, Raisins, Umeboshi plum, Vegetable juices [8].

 

Moderate Alkaline - pH 7.5 to 8.0

 

8.0 Apples (sweet), Apricots, Alfalfa sprouts [9], Arrowroot, flour [10], Avocados, Bananas (ripe), Berries, Carrots, Celery, Currants, Dates & figs (fresh), Garlic [11], Gooseberry, Grapes (less sweet), Grapefruit, Guavas, Herbs (leafy green), Lettuce (leafy green), Nectarine, Peaches (sweet), Pears (less sweet), Peas (fresh sweet), Persimmon, Pumpkin (sweet), Sea salt (vegetable) [12], Spinach.

 

7.5 Apples (sour), Bamboo shoots, Beans (fresh green), Beets, Bell Pepper, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Carob [13], Daikon, Ginger (fresh), Grapes (sour), Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce (pale green), Oranges, Parsnip, Peaches (less sweet), Peas (less sweet), Potatoes & skin, Pumpkin (less sweet), Raspberry, Sapote, Strawberry, Squash [14], Sweet corn (fresh), Tamari [15], Turnip, Vinegar (apple cider) [16].

 

Slightly Alkaline to Neutral pH 7.0

 

7.0 Almonds [17], Artichokes (Jerusalem), Barley Malt (sweetener - Bronner), Brown Rice Syrup, Brussel Sprouts, Cherries, Coconut (fresh), Cucumbers, Eggplant, Honey (raw), Leeks, Miso, Mushrooms, Okra, Olives (ripe) [18], Onions, Pickles (home made) [19], Radish, Sea salt [20], Spices [21], Taro, Tomatoes (sweet), Vinegar (sweet brown rice), Water Chestnut.

 

Amaranth, Artichoke (globe), Chestnuts (dry roasted), Egg yolks (soft cooked), Essene® bread [22], Goat's milk and whey (raw) [23], Horseradish, Mayonnaise (home made), Millet, Olive oil, Quinoa, Rhubarb, Sesame seeds (whole) [24], Soy beans (dry), Soy cheese, Soy milk, Sprouted grains [25], Tempeh, Tofu, Tomatoes (less sweet), Yeast (nutritional flakes).

 

Neutral pH 7.0 - Healthy Body Saliva pH Range is between 6.4 to 6.8 (on your pH test strips):

 

Butter (fresh unsalted), Cream (fresh & raw), Margarine [26], Milk (raw cow's) [27], Oils (except olive),
Whey (cow's), Yogurt (plain).

 

Acid: Overwork, Anger, Fear, Jealousy & Stress.

 

Extremely Acid Forming Foods - pH 5.0 to 5.5

 

5.0 Artificial sweeteners

 

5.5 Beef, Carbonated soft drinks & fizzy drinks [38], Cigarettes (tailor made), Drugs, Flour (white wheat) [39], Goat, Lamb, Pastries & cakes from white flour, Pork, Sugar (white) [40].

 

Beer [34], Brown sugar [35], Chicken, Deer, Chocolate, Coffee [36], Custard with white sugar, Jams, Jellies, Liquor [37], Pasta (white), Rabbit, Semolina, Table salt (refined & iodized), Tea black, Turkey, Wheat bread, White rice, White vinegar (processed).

 

Moderate Acid - pH 6.0 to 6.5

 

6.0 Cigarette tobacco (roll your own), Cream of Wheat (unrefined), Fish, Fruit juices with sugar, Maple syrup (processed), Molasses (sulphured), Pickles (commercial), Breads (refined) of corn, oats, rice & rye, Cereals (refined) e.g., Weetbix® corn flakes, Shellfish, Wheat germ, Whole Wheat foods [32], Wine [33], Yogurt (sweetened).

 

6.5 Bananas (green), Buckwheat, Cheeses (sharp), Corn & rice breads, Egg whole (cooked hard), Ketchup, Mayonnaise, Oats, Pasta (whole grain), Pastry (wholegrain & honey), Peanuts, Potatoes (with no skins), Popcorn (with salt & butter), Rice (basmati), Rice (brown), Soy sauce (commercial), Tapioca, Wheat bread (sprouted organic).

 

Slightly Acid to Neutral pH 7.0

 

7.0 Barley malt syrup, Barley, Bran, Cashews, Cereals (unrefined with honey-fruit-maple syrup), Cornmeal, Cranberries [30], Fructose, Honey (pasteurized), Lentils, Macadamias, Maple syrup (unprocessed), Milk (homogenized) and most processed dairy products, Molasses (unsulphured, organic) [31], Nutmeg, Mustard, Pistachios, Popcorn & butter (plain), Rice or wheat crackers (unrefined), Rye (grain), Rye bread (organic sprouted), Seeds (pumpkin & sunflower), Walnuts

 

Blueberries, Brazil nuts, Butter (salted), Cheeses (mild & crumbly) [28], Crackers (unrefined rye), Dried beans (mung, adzuki, pinto, kidney, garbanzo) [29], Dry coconut, Egg whites, Goats milk (homogenized), Olives (pickled), Pecans, Plums [30], Prunes [30], Spelt.

FOOTNOTES (Match with the numbers above):

1. Excellent for EMERGENCY SUPPORT for colds, coughs, sore throats, heartburn, & gastro-intestinal upsets.
2. Good for a yearly fast. For several days eat whole melon, chew pits well & eat also. Super-alkalizing food.
3. Substitute for gelatin, more nourishing.
4. Stimulating, non-irritating body healer. Good for endocrine system.
5. Purifies kidneys.
6. Powerful acid reducer/detoxifier to produce acid urine temporarily, causing alkalinity for the long term.
7. Natural sugars give alkalinity. Added sugar causes juice to become acid forming.
8. Depends on vegetable’s content and sweetness.
9. Enzyme rich, superior digestibility.
10. High calcium content, and a corn flour substitute.
11. Elevates acid food 5.0 in alkaline direction.
12. Vegetable content raises alkalinity.
13. Substitute for cocoa; mineral rich.
14. Winter squash rates 7.5. Butternut & sweeter squash rates 8.0.
15. Genuine fermented for 1½ years otherwise 6.0.
16. Raw unpasteurized is a digestive aid to increase HCL in the stomach. 1 tablespoon, plus honey & water before meals.
17. Soak 12 hours, and peel skin to eat.
18. Sun-dried, tree ripened, otherwise 6.0.
19. Using sea-salt and apple cider vinegar.
20. Contains sea minerals. Dried at low temperatures.
21. Range from 7.0 to 8.0 depending on spice.
22. Sprouted grains are more alkaline. Grains chewed well become more alkaline.
23. High sodium to aid digestion.
24. High levels of utilizable calcium. Grind before eating.
25. Alkalinity and digestibility higher.
26. Heating causes fats to harden and become indigestible.
27. High mucous production.
28. Mucous forming and hard to digest.
29. When sprouted dry beans rate 7.0.
30. Contain acid-forming benzoic and quinic acids.
31. Full of iron.
32. Unrefined wheat is more alkaline.
33. High quality red wine, no more than 4 oz. daily to build blood.
34. Good quality, well brewed - up to 5.5. Fast brewed beers drop to 5.0.
35. Most are white sugars with golden syrup added.
36. Organic, fresh ground-up to 5.5.
37. Cheaper brands drop to 5.0, as does over-indulgence.
38. Leaches minerals.
39. Bleached - has no goodness.
40. Poison! Avoid it.
41. Potential cancer agent. Over-indulgence may cause partial blindness.

Note: No claims are made regarding the therapeutic use of this product. Plus,
the Food & Drug Administration has not evaluated these statements. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. 

Taken from http://www.bluegrass.net/~jclark/alkaline_foods.htm

Common Alkaline Ash Producing Foods (GOOD)

Almonds, Amaranth, Apples, Apricots, Asparagus*, Avocados, Bananas, Beans (Dried), Beet greens, Beets, Blackberries, Broccoli*, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Canola Oil, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard leaves, Cherries (Sour), Chestnuts, Cucumbers, Dates (Dried), Figs (Dried) Flax oil, Garlic*, Grapefruit*, Grapes, Green beans, Green peas, Green tea, Herb teas *, Honey (Raw), Kiwi, Lemons*, Lettuce, Lima beans, Limes*, Mangoes*, Maple syrup, Milk (Goat’s), Millet, Molasses, Mushrooms, Musk melon, Olive oil* Onions*,Oranges, Papaya*, Parsley*, Parsnips, Peaches, Pears, Pineapple, Potatoes (Sweet), Potatoes (White), Quinoa, Radishes, Raisins, Raspberries, Rice syrup, Rice (Wild) Rutabagas (Green), Sauerkraut, Soy beans (Green), Spinach (Raw)*, Strawberries, Sugar (Raw), Tangerines, Tomatoes, Watercress, Watermelon*.

Common Acid Ash Producing Foods (BAD)

Artificial sweeteners*, Bacon, Barley, Beans (Dried), Beer*, Beef*, Blueberries*, Bran (Wheat), Bran (Oat), Bread (White), Bread (Whole wheat), Butter, Carob*, Cashews, Cheese*, Chicken, Codfish, Coffee, Corn, Corn oil, Corned beef, Crackers (Soda), Cranberries*, Plums, Currants, Eggs, Flour (White)*, Flour (Whole wheat), Haddock, Honey (Processed), Lentils (Dried), Lobster, Milk (Cow’s), Milk (Homogenized)*, Molasses, Macaroni, Oatmeal, Oysters, Pasta*, Pastries*, Peanut butter, Peanuts*, Peas (Dried), Pecans, Pike, Pinto beans, Pork*, Prunes*, Pumpkin seeds, Rice (Brown), Rice (White), Salmon, Sardines, Sausage, Scallops, Shellfish*, Shrimp, Soft Drinks*, Soybean*, Spaghetti, Spelt, Spinach (Cooked), Squash (Winter), Sugar (Refined), Sunflower seeds, Tea, Turkey, Veal, Venison, Walnuts*, Wheat germ, Yogurt.

* = Most in category

 

Taken from Website: http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/Murphy8.html

Acid-Alkaline Chart

Information provided by Norma Whitney

Presented to you by New Sun Health

 

ELIMINATE FROM DIET:                REPLACE WITH:

Red Meat - beef & pork ------------------------------Fish, turkey, chicken (baked broiled roasted)

White Sugar-----------------------------------------------Honey, Maple Syrup

White Bread-----------------------------------------------Fresh Rye, Stone-Ground Whole Wheat Flour

Prepared Cereals----------------------------------------Cooked Whole Grains

“Dead” Foods - Processed or Canned-----------Fresh Foods, Raw or Lightly Steamed 60%

Fluid With Meals-----------------------------------------Fluids 30 Minutes Before or After Meals

Iced Beverages With Meals--------------------------Room-Temp Beverages if Taken With Meals

Pop, Coffee, Black Tea, Alcohol--------------------Herb Teas, Fruit or Vegetable Juices

Table Salt, Black Pepper------------------------------Vegetable Seasoning, Kelp, Capsicum

Cow’s Milk Products, Pasturized-------------------Goat’s Milk Products, Raw, To-Fu Milk

Head Lettuce-----------------------------------------------Leaf Lettuce (Dark Green)

Preservatives-----------------------------------------------Foods That Spoil

Fried Foods-------------------------------------------------Raw or Lightly Steamed Foods

Tap Water---------------------------------------------------Reverse Osmosis Water - or Distilled

Foods Containing Hydrogenated Oils--------------Foods Containing Natural Oils

The diet should be 80% alkaline and 20% acid - see chart. To increase the nutritional value of the food you eat and the supplements you take; it is highly recommended to add vegetable enzymes to your diet, especially if you eat cooked foods. The asterisks indicate that THESE FOOD ITEMS REVERSE WHEN DIGESTION IS PERFECT (Example: Ripe Oranges become Alkaline). **EAT MELONS ALONE OR LEAVE THEM ALONE**. Melons, a very rich food in all minerals and trace minerals, eaten alone as a whole meal, are the easiest food to digest and assimilate of any. Therefore, do not mix any other food with melons.

ALKALINE FORMING FOODS AND ACID FORMING FOODS

Alkaline Foods

Vegetables

Artichokes, Asparagus, Avocados, Bamboo Shoots, Beans (String), Beans (Wax), Beans, Lima (Dried or Fresh), Beets, Bread, Soy Bean, Cabbage (Red), Carrots, Celery, Chard, Chives, Corn, Cucumbers, Endive, Garlic, Herbs (All), Horseradish, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuce (Leaf), Okra, Onions (Some), Oyster Plant, Parsley, Parsnips, Peas (Fresh), Peppers (Red), Pimento, Potatoes (Red), Potatoes (Sweet), Pumpkin, Rutabagas, Sauerkraut, Soy Bean, Spinach (Raw), Sprouts (All), Squash (All kinds-summer), Tomatoes (Yellow), Vegetable Oyster, Watercress, Yams.

 

Raw Nuts

Cashew, Macadamia, Pecan.

 

Fruits

Apples (Yellow Delicious), Apricots, Berries (All Dark), Cherries (Bing), Grapefruit (Pink), Grapes (Flame & Concord), Kumquats, Lemons (Tree Ripened), Mango, Kiwi, Logan Berries, Loquats, Lemon (Ripe), **Melons (All Kinds), Papaya, Passion Fruit, Peaches (One Variety), Pears (Bosc-Japanese).

 

Starches & Sugar

Beans (Pinto), Carob, Corn Bread (Yellow), Corn Meal (Yellow), Corn Meal Cereal, Cornstarch, Crackers (Whole grain), Hominy, Soybeans (Bread/dried), Spaghetti (Egg Noodle), Popcorn (Yellow), Maple Syrup (100% Pure), Pancake (Alkaline Flour), Pastries (Alkaline Flour), Peas (Dried Green), Rice (Brown, Organic, Short grain), Vegetable Pasta.

 

Flour List

Artichoke, Chick Pea, Durham Flour, Masa Harina, Millet, Oat, Rye, Semolina, Soy.

 

Proteins

Avocados (Ripe), Beans (Pinto), Buttermilk, Catfish (Farm), Clams, Cheese (White), Cornish Hen, Duck, Fish (White), Goat Milk (Raw), Lamb, Nuts, Rabbit, Raw Milk, Seeds (Sprouted All), Turtle, Yogurt Plain.

 

Miscellaneous

Butter (Sweet), Carob, Chocolate Bitter, Chlorophyll (NSP), Herbal Beverage (NSP), Herb Teas, Olive Oil (Bertolli).

Acid Foods

Vegetable

Brussel Sprouts, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Eggplant, Lettuce (Head), Mushroom (Fungus), Potatoes (Not Red), Radishes, Spinach (Cooked), Tomatoes, Turnips.

 

Fruits

Apple (Red & Green), Bananas, Berries, Cherries (Light), Coconut, Currants, Cranberries, Dates, Figs, Grapefruit (White), Limes, Lemons (Picked Green), Nectarines, Olives, *Oranges, Peaches (Most), Pears (Bartlett), Persimmons, Pineapple, Plums, Prunes, Pomegranate, Prunes, Raisins, Raspberries, Rhubarb, Quince, Strawberries, Tangerines.

 

Raw Nuts

Almonds, Hickory, Pine, Pistachio, Walnuts (Black & English).

 

Starches & Sugar

Banana Squash, Barley, Bran, Bread (Graham), Bread (Rye), Bread (White), Bread (Whole Wheat), Cereals (All kinds packaged), Cornmeal (White), Crackers (White), Doughnuts, Dressings, Dry Beans (Most), Dry Peas (Yellow), Dumplings (White), Flour (List), Gravies (Most Kinds), Honey, Hubbard Squash, Jelly (All Kinds), Jerusalem Artichokes, Molasses, Pancakes (White), Pastries (White), Peanuts, Peas (Dried White), Potatoes (Brown Skin), Preserves (White Sugar), Puddings, Pumpkin, Rice (White/Wild/Long grain/Brown), Rye Soups (Thick), Spaghetti (White), Sugar (All kinds), Syrups (White Sugar), Tapioca, Waffles (White), Wheat.

 

Flour List

Brown Rice, Buckwheat, Barley, Gluten Potato, Wheat (Whole).

 

Proteins

Avocados (Hard), Cashews, Catfish, Cheese (Yellow), Cottage Cheese, Crab, Buck (Wild), Eggs, Fish (Pink), Hazel Nuts, Hickory Nuts, Lentils, Lobster, Meats (Beef/Pork/Veal), Mutton, Olives (Green), Oysters, Peanut (Legume), Peanut Butter, Pine Nuts, Pistachio Nuts, Poultry (Chicken), Turkey (Dark Meat), Shrimp, Scallops, Squab, Venison, Milk (Low Protein).

 

Miscellaneous

Coffee, Pepper, Salt (Crude Table).

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