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Acidic and Alkaline Foods Quick Reference Guide

Acidic and Alkaline Foods Quick Reference Guide

The following chart is a good and useful guide to the pH of many common foods.

Use it to ensure that you are not exposing your body to the harmful acidic compounds commonly associated with poor health, exhaustion and susceptibility to disease.

Studies indicate that reducing your consumption of acidic foods not only improves bone density but also helps to alleviate both chronic pain and acid reflux.

It is perhaps telling that the vast majority of acidic foods fall into the 'ultra-processed' category which, according to a 2018 study, increase one's risk of cancer.

ALKALINE FOODS

ACIDIC FOODS

VEGETABLES
Asparagus
Artichokes
Cabbage
Lettuce
Onion
Cauliflower
Radish
Swede
Lambs Lettuce
Peas
Courgette
Red Cabbage
Leeks
Watercress
Spinach
Turnip
Chives
Carrot
Green Beans
Beetroot
Garlic
Celery
Grases (wheat, straw, barley, dog, kamut, etc.) Cucumber
Broccoli
Kale
Brussels Sprouts
Greens

FRUITS
Lemon
Lime
Avocado
Tomato
Grapefruit
Rhubarb

DRINKS
Green Drinks
Fresh Vegetable Juice
Lemon Water (pure water + fresh lemon or lime)
Herbal Tea
Vegetable Broth
Non-sweetened Soy Milk
Almond Milk
Condiments (Tomato Sauce, Mayonnaise etc.)
Artificial Sweeteners
Honey

SEEDS, NUTS & GRAINS
Almonds
Pumpkin
Sunflower
Sesame
Flax
Buckwheat Groats
Spelt
Lentils
Cumin Seeds
Any Sprouted Seed

FATS & OILS
Flax
Hemp
Avocado
Olive
Evening Primrose
Borage
Oil Blends

OTHERS
Sprouts (soy, alfalfa, mung bean, wheat, little radish, chickpea, broccoli, etc.)
Hummus
Tahini

MEATS
Pork
Lamb
Beef
Chicken
Turkey
Crustaceans
Other Seafood (apart from occasional oily fish such as salmon)

DAIRY PRODUCTS
Milk
Eggs
Cheese
Cream
Yogurt
Ice Cream

CONVENIENCE FOODS
Sweets
Chocolate
Microwave Meals
Tinned Foods
Powdered Soups
Instant Meals
Fast Food

FRUITS
All fruits, aside from those listed in the alkaline column.

DRINKS
Fizzy Drinks
Coffee
Tea
Beers
Spirits
Fruit Juice
Dairy Smoothies
Milk
Traditional Tea

SEEDS & NUTS
Peanuts
Cashew Nuts
Pistachio Nuts

FATS & OILS
Saturated Fats
Hydrogenated Oils
Margarine (worse than butter)
Corn Oil
Vegetable Oil
Sunflower Oil

OTHERS
Vinegar
White Pasta
White Bread
Wholemeal Bread
Biscuits
Soy Sauce
Tamari

 

General Notes:

Salads, fresh vegetables and healthy nuts and oils are great everyday food. If possible eat lots of raw foods and drink at least 2-3 litres of purified alkaline antioxidant water daily.

General Notes:

Avoid fatty meats, dairy, cheese, sweets, chocolates, alcohol and tobacco as they are all acidifying on the body. Processed and packaged foods often contain many hidden offenders. Over-cooked food removes all of the nutrition from the food.

If you're keen to maintain a properly balanced pH, Green Food Supplements such as Green Vibrance and pHresh Greens certainly help.

pHAlo, which is formulated by doctors, is another excellent aid. The main thing, of course, is to focus on one's diet: quality supplements will never be able to compensate for an over-reliance on acid-forming foods.

Is the above list a little too much to take in? Our article charting the Top 10 Alkaline Foods to Eat Frequently for Great Health is a terrific resource.

You will not fail to note the benefits after switching to a largely alkaline diet!