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Acidic and Alkaline Food List

What You Need To Know About Being Healthy & Alkaline

The benefits of being alkaline is an opportunity not just to talk about, but to experience an extraordinary, healthy lifestyle.

People vary, but for most the ideal diet is 80% alkalizing and 20% acidifying foods by volume.

Being alkaline attempts to answer the question of how can we prevent our health from deteriorating, or better yet, how can we regain our youth. Being alkaline is your chance to learn how to create a level of consistent health and energy. When applied seriously, you will see the vitality first hand by the results it will produce.

A major part that plays an importance in being alkaline is to hydrate your body properly. Since the water we drink provides for all cellular and bodily functions (like digestion, respiration, perspiration, elimination, etc.), the decrease in our daily water intake affects the efficiency of all cellular activity. Water is also quite possibly the single most important catalyst in losing weight and keeping it off.

Another major part of being alkaline is simply the foods you eat. Do you ever wonder why children have so much energy? They are constantly running, playing and expending energy that seems to come from a never ending supply. We all used to be like that. Ever wonder why we've changed?

Although this change in energy takes place over a number of years, you could get a glimpse of what causes it by observing your daily activities. Take a moment to recall the last time you had pasta, steak, eggs, or a hamburger. How did you feel 20 minutes afterwards? Did you feel an almost immediate drop in energy? This is where being alkaline changes things.

These 2 important factors combined will help your body regain that lost energy and help with the causes of illnesses and diseases.

...ACIDIC FOODS...
...ALKALINE FOODS...
ACIDIFYING SWEETENERS
Carob
Corn Syrup
Sugar

ACIDIFYING ALCOHOL
Beer
Hard Liquor
Spirits
Wine

ACIDIFYING OTHER FOODS
Catsup
Cocoa
Coffee
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.
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.

Note that a food's acid or alkaline forming tendency in the body has nothing to do with the actual pH of the food itself. For example, lemons are very acidic, however the end products they produce after digestion and assimilation are very alkaline so, lemons are alkaline forming in the body. Likewise, meat will test alkaline before digestion, but it leaves very acidic residue in the body so, like nearly all animal products, meat is very acid forming.

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MILDLY ALKALINE

MODERATELY ALKALINE

HIGHLY ALKALINE

Almond Milk
Distilled Water

Artichokes
Asparagus
Brussels Sprouts
Cauliflower
Comfrey
Kohlrabi
Lamb's Lettuce
Leeks
New Baby Potatoes
Peas
Pumpkin
Onion
Rutabaga
Swede
Squash (Butternut, Summer, etc.)
Watercress
White Cabbage

Coconut
Grapefruit
Pomegranate

Almonds
Fennel Seeds
Lentils
Tofu
Sesame Seeds

Herbs & Spices

Avocado Oil
Olive Oil
Coconut Oil
Flax Oil
Grapeseed Oil
Hemp Oil
pH Miracle Omega 3-6-9 Oil

Fresh Coconut Water

Arugula
Beets
Basil
Capsicum/Pepper
Cabbage Lettuce
Carrot
Chives
Collard/Spring Greens
Coriander
Endive
Ginger
Green Beans
Leeks
Lettuce
Mustard Greens
Okra
Radish
Red Cabbage
Red Onion
Turnip
Zucchini

Lemon
Lime
Rhubarb

Butter Beans
Lima Beans
Soy Beans (fresh)
White (Navy) Beans

Chia/Salba Seeds
Hemp Seeds
Quinoa
pH 9.5 Water
Green Drinks

Himalayan Salt
Real Salt

Avocado
Broccoli
Cabbage
Celery
Cucumber
Endive
Garlic
Grasses (alfalfa, kamut, straw, shave, wheatgrass, etc.)
Kale
Parsley
Sprouts (alfalfa, bean, pea, soy, etc.)
Spinach

Tomato

Soy Nuts. . .
(soaked soybeans, then air-dried)

Soy lecithin, pure

HIGHLY ACIDIC

MODERATELY ACIDIC

MILDLY ACIDIC

Alcohol
Coffee & Black Tea
Fruit Juice (sweetened)

 

Cocoa
Honey
Jam
Jelly
Mustard
Miso
Rice Syrup
Vinegar
Yeast

Dried Fruit

Beef
Chicken
Eggs
Farmed Fish
Pork
Shellfish

White Rice
Cheese
Dairy

Artificial Sweeteners
Syrup

Mushroom



Fresh, Natural Juice
 

Ketchup
Mayonnaise
Butter
 

Apple
Apricot
Banana
Blackberry
Blueberry
Cranberry
Grapes
Guava
Mango
Mangosteen
Orange
Peach
Papaya
Pineapple
Strawberry

Goat's Cheese
Vegan Cheese
 

Brown Rice
Rye Bread
Wheat
Whole meal Bread
Wild Rice
Whole meal Pasta

Walnuts
Ocean Fish

Rice, Soy, & Coconut Milk
 

Cantaloupe
Fresh Dates
Nectarine
Plum
Sweet Cherry
Watermelon

 

Black Beans
Garbanzo Beans
Kidney Beans
Seitan

Amaranth
Buckwheat Groats
Buckwheat Pasta
Millet
Oats/Oatmeal
Soybeans
Spelt
Cous Cous

Rice/Soy/Hemp Protein

Freshwater Wild Fish

 

Brazil Nuts
Flax Seeds
Hazelnuts
Macadamia Nuts
Pecans
Pumpkin Seeds
Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower Oil


 
ALKALINE FOODS ACID FOODS

VEGETABLES

Artichokes
Arugula
Asparagus
Avocado
Basil
Beets
Broccoli
Brussels Srpouts
Cabbage
Cabbage Lettuce
Capsicum/Pepper
Carrot
Cauliflower
Celery
Chives
Collard/Spring Greens
Comfrey
Coriander
Cucumber
Endive
Endive
Garlic
Ginger
Grasses
Green Beans
Kale
Kohlrabi
Lamb's Lettuce
Leeks
Leeks
Lettuce
Mustard Greens
New Baby Potatoes
Okra
Onion
Parsley
Peas
Pumpkin
Radish
Red Cabbage
Red Onion
Rutabaga
Spinach
Sprouts
Squash
Turnip
Watercress
White Cabbage
Zucchini

 

FRUITS

Avocado
Coconut
Grapefruit
Lemon
Lime
Pomegranate
Rhubarb
Tomato

MEATS

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

 

DAIRY PRODUCTS

Milk
Eggs
Cheese
Cream
Yogurt
Ice Cream
 

DRINKS

Almond Milk
Fresh Vegetable Juice
Green Drinks
Herbal Tea
Lemon Water (pure water + fresh lemon or lime)
Non-sweetened Soy Milk
Pure Water (distilled, reverse osmosis, ionized)
Vegetable Broth

 

OTHERS

Vinegar
White Pasta
White Bread
Wholemeal Bread
Biscuits
Soy Sauce
Tamari
Condiments (Tomato Sauce, Mayonnaise etc.)
Artificial Sweeteners
Honey

 

DRINKS

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

SEEDS, NUTS & GRAINS


Almonds
Any Sprouted Seed
Buckwheat Groats
Caraway Seeds
Cumin Seeds
Fennel Seeds
Hemp Seeds
Lentils
Sesame Seeds
Spelt
 

CONVENIENCE FOODS

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

FATS & OILS


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

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
 

FRUITS


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

SEEDS & NUTS


Peanuts
Cashew Nuts
Pistachio Nuts
General Guidance:

Stick to salads, fresh vegetables and healthy nuts and oils. Try to consume plenty of raw foods and at least 2-3 liters of clean, pure water daily.
General Guidance:

Steer clear of fatty meats, dairy, cheese, sweets, chocolates, alcohol and tobacco. Packaged foods are often full of hidden offenders and micro waved meals are full of sugars and salts. Over cooking also removes all of the nutrition from a meal.
 

More info: www.FreshAlkalineWater.com

Did You Know?

Acid and Alkaline Ė Understanding pH Balance

Balance is an important concept. When it comes to the body, balance is what helps our bodies function properly. For example, we know that when the body works hard it must also get sufficient rest. When the body inhales, it must also exhale. When the body consumes calories, it needs to burn them as well. And we know that since the body is able to produce toxins, it must also be capable of eliminating them.

The body is an amazing creation. An assortment of vitamins, minerals, sugars, amino acids, fatty acids and various trace elements are responsible for helping it grow and function properly. The reason for this is simple: Each of these components was designed with a special purpose. Working alone or in conjunction with other components, the body is able to wake up and do all the daily activities we take for granted.

What does all this have to do with understanding pH balance? Well, even though the body is made up of an assortment of components, every single one can be categorized as either a basic substance (also known as alkaline) or an acid substance. Having equal amounts of acids and alkaline will define what is meant by the term, pH balance.

Acids and alkaline substances are interesting in that their characteristics oppose each other and complement each other, often at the same time. A healthy body must have a balance of acids and alkaline. Getting the proper balance isnít that difficult for those who eat a nutritionally-balanced diet. Unfortunately, most people donít do this. When pH levels inside the body are not in balance, a number of health issues can result.

What is Acidic or Acid?

Whether or not a substance is classified as an acid has to do with what happens when the substance dissolves in water. If the substance releases hydrogen ions, it is considered acid. The number of hydrogen ions that are released is what determines whether a substance is more acid or less.

Another way to identify an acid is by tasting it. Most of us automatically classify lemons, rhubarbs and vinegar as acidic solely because of the way they taste. We donít realize that strawberries and tomatoes and plenty of other foods are acids too. The only reason foods that are classified as acids donít taste acidic is because they do not release as many hydrogen ions as do other noticeably acidic foods.

Besides taste, acids have another noticeable characteristic. By nature, acids are harsh and can even be corrosive. Water, which dilutes a substance, is what helps acids assume this corrosive power. When we eat, water appears in the form of saliva.

Many cleaning products on the market today get their power from acids. We have come to believe that these amazing products contain some type of miracle ingredient, but that simply isnít true. Next time you notice a build-up of calcium deposits on your pots and pans or inside your sink, rub on a bit of vinegar and watch them disappear. Do you know about the cola experiment? If you drop a coin into the soda, after two days, the surface develops scars and pits. Whatís more interesting is that a piece of meat will be completely dissolved after this time!

Never rely on taste to determine whether a food is acidic. If youíve ever eaten meat, you know it does not have an acid taste yet it is an extremely acid food. Taste will fool you. Acids are easily neutralized which will lessen the acid taste, as will eating a combination of foods.

The most reliable way to determine acidity is by measuring a substanceís pH level. There is another way, but that would entail an analysis of a substanceís mineral content. As mentioned in the beginning, minerals are classified as either acid or an alkaline. Silicon, chlorine, fluoride, iodine, sulfur and phosphorus are the acidic minerals. Calcium, potassium, manganese, magnesium, copper, and iron are alkaline.

Mineral water, which contains minerals, can be either acid or alkaline depending on which minerals are predominant. When calcium and magnesium are present the mineral water is alkaline. Mineral water is acidic when carbon dioxide, sulfur, and chlorine are present. The same logic applies to foods. A hazelnut, which has a high phosphorus content, is more acid than an almond which does not have as much.

What is Alkaline?

When a substance does not give up its hydrogen ions after being placed in a solution of water, it is considered less acidic. In other words, the substance is alkaline. Alkaline substances differ from acids in that they are not corrosive; they are much gentler. Calcium is the most prominent mineral inside the body. Most of the calcium, about two pounds worth, is found in the skeletal bones.

An alkaline is good for alleviating acidity inside the body. That is why milk is often prescribed in cases of accidental ingestion of poisons that are acidic and also why potato juice can soothe an acid stomach. Foods that are alkaline would never pass the acid taste test because they have no acid taste at all.

As with acids, taste should not be relied upon to determine alkalinity. Youíd never think of white sugar or bread as acids but in fact neither is considered an alkaline. It is not until the body begins to digest and utilize these foods that their acids are released.

Interesting Water Facts

You Need to Know

  1. Roughly 75 percent of an adultís body is made up of water.
  2. At birth, water accounts for approximately 80 percent of an infantís body weight.
  3. A healthy person can drink about three gallons (48 cups) of water per day.
  4. Drinking too much water too quickly can lead to water intoxication. Water intoxication occurs when water dilutes the sodium level in the bloodstream and causes an imbalance of water in the brain.
  5. Water intoxication is most likely to occur during periods of intense athletic performance.
  6. While the daily recommended amount of water is eight cups per day, not all of this water must be consumed in the liquid form. Nearly every food or drink item provides some water to the body.
  7. Soft drinks, coffee, and tea, while made up almost entirely of water, also contain caffeine. Caffeine can act as a mild diuretic, preventing water from traveling to necessary locations in the body.
  8. Pure water (solely hydrogen and oxygen atoms) has a neutral pH of 7, which is neither acidic nor basic.
  9. Water dissolves more substances than any other liquid. Wherever it travels, water carries chemicals, minerals, and nutrients with it.
  10. Somewhere between 70 and 75 percent of the earthís surface is covered with water.

More Useful Water Facts

You Need to Know

  1. Much more fresh water is stored under the ground in aquifers than on the earthís surface.
  2. The earth is a closed system, similar to a terrarium, meaning that it rarely loses or gains extra matter. The same water that existed on the earth millions of years ago is still present today.
  3. The total amount of water on the earth is about 326 million cubic miles of water.
  4. Of all the water on the earth, humans can used only about three tenths of a percent of this water. Such usable water is found in groundwater aquifers, rivers, and freshwater lakes.
  5. The United States uses about 346,000 million gallons of fresh water every day.
  6. The United States uses nearly 80 percent of its water for irrigation and thermoelectric power.
  7. The average person in the United States uses anywhere from 80-100 gallons of water per day. Flushing the toilet actually takes up the largest amount of this water.
  8. Approximately 85 percent of U.S. residents receive their water from public water facilities. The remaining 15 percent supply their own water from private wells or other sources.
  9. By the time a person feels thirsty, his or her body has lost over 1 percent of its total water amount.
  10. The weight a person loses directly after intense physical activity is weight from water, not fat.

More info: www.FreshAlkalineWater.com

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