Acid – Alkaline Foods

by | Apr 7, 2011 | Diet & Nutrition

Acid – Alkaline Foods Chart:
Detailed ranking of foods by acid vs alkaline effects

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Alkaline-Producing Foods

For general health: 60%-70%. For therapeutic care: 90%-100%.
Average American diet consumes approximately 10%-15% alkaline foods.

agar agarfruit juices – no added sugarpears, sweet
alfalfa sproutsgarlicpeas, fresh, sweet
almondsginger, freshpeas less sweet
applesgrapefruitpickles, homemade
apples, sourgrapes, less sweetpineapple
apricotsgrapes, sourpumpkin, less sweet
arrowroot flourgreen beans, freshpumpkin, sweet
artichoke, globegreen peasquinoa
artichoke, Jerusalemguavasradish
asparagusherbs, leafy greenraisins
avocadoshoney, rawraspberry
bamboo shootshorseradishrhubarb
bananas, ripekalerutabaga
barley malt sweetener- Bronnerskelp, karengosapote
beans, driedkiwisauerkraut
beetskohlrabisea salt, vegetable
bell pepperkudzu rootseaweeds
berriesleekssesame seeds, whole
blackberrieslemonssoy beans dry
broccolilettuce, leafy greensoy cheese
brown rice syruplettuce, pale greensoy milk
brussel sproutslima beans, driedspices
cabbagelima beans, greenspinach, raw
cantaloupelimessprouted grains
cauliflowermayonnaise, homemadestrawberry
celerymilk, raw goattangerine
chard leavesmillettaro
cherries, sourmushroomstofu
chestnuts, dry roastedmuskmelonstomato, less sweet
coconut, freshnectarinestomato, sweet
corn, sweet, freshokraturnip
cucumbersolives, ripeumeboshi plum
currantsonionsvegetable juices – chk content
daikonorangesvinegar, apple cider
dates, dried (avoid sulfured ones)papayavinegar, sweet brown rice
dates, freshparsleywater chestnuts
egg yolks, soft cookedparsnipswatercress
endivepeaches, less sweetyeast, nutritional flakes
essene breadpeaches, sweet
figs, dried (avoid sulfured ones)pears
figs, freshpears, less sweet


Acid-Producing Foods

For general health: 30%-40%. For therapeutic care: 0%-10%. Average American diet consumes approximately 80%-90% acid foods.

artificial sweetenersmaple syrup, processed & unprocessed
bananas, greenmayonnaise, store purchased
barleymilk, homogenized & most processed dairy products
barley malt syrupmilk, homogenized goat
beef (all)molasses, unsulphered, organic
bran: oat, wheatnuts: brazil, pecans, macadamias, pistachios, walnuts peanuts
breads: refined – corn, oats, rice, ryeoats, oatmeal
buckwheatolive oil
butter, saltedolives, pickled
carbonated drinkspasta, white & whole grain
cashewspastries, all
cereals, unrefined & refinedpeanut butter
cheeses: mild & crumbly, sharp & tastypeanuts
chickenpeas, dried
chocolatepickles, commercial
cigarette tobaccoplums
cigarettespopcorn, with butter & plain
coconut, driedpork, bacon
coffeepotatoes with no skin
corn, corn syrupprunes
crackers: rice, wheat, unrefined rye, sodarice: basmati, brown & white
cranberriesrye grain
cream of wheat, unrefinedrye bread, organic & sprouted
currantssalt: refined & iodized
custard with white sugarseeds: pumpkin, sunflower
deersemolina flour
dried beans, mung, adzuki, pinto, kidney, garbanzoshellfish
eggs: whites, whole, hard cookedsoy sauce, commercial
flour: white, wheat, whole wheatsquash, winter
fructosesugar, brown & white
fruit juices with sugarsunflower seeds
honey, pasteurizedtea, black
ketchupvinegar, white & processed
lentilswheat bread, sprouted organic
liquorwheat germ
yogurt, sweetened


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