Alkaline Food Chart

All foods digested in our bodies metabolizes, or burns, down to an ash residue. This ash residue can be neutral, acidic, or alkaline, depending mostly on the mineral content of the original food. For example, pota-ssium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, zinc, silver, copper, and iron form basic ash; sulphur, phosphorus, chlorine, and iodine leave acid ash. Most elements are alkaline.

Acid Forming Foods:

Fortunately for us, it is easy to categorize which foods leave which kind of ash. In general, animal foods – meat, eggs, dairy – processed and refined foods, yeast products, fermented foods, grains, artificial-sweeteners, fruit, and sugars are acidifying, as are alcohol, coffee, chocolate, black tea, and sodas.

Alkaline Forming Foods:

Vegetables, on the other hand, are alkalizing. That includes a few that are technically fruits: avocado, tomato, and bell peppers. A few non sweet citrus fruits are also basic in the body, as are sprouted seeds, nuts, and grains. Grains are acidifying, though a few (millet, buckwheat, and spelt) are only very mildly so. Raw foods are more alkalizing, while cooked food is more acidifying.

To Maintain pH Balance:

To maintain a balanced pH in your blood and tissues, your di-et should consist of at least 70 to 80 percent basic foods, that is no more than 20 to 30 percent acidifying foods (and at least half of that 70 to 80 percent should be raw)

The more alkaline your diet, the more rapid your improvement will be. Unlike the familiar “food pyramid,” which has an overall acidic effect, this program restores pH balance.

 Food Charts:

These food “ash” pH charts provide some insight into which foods are alkaline and which are acid. They have been broken down into three categories: foods that you can eat freely, foods that you can eat sparingly, and foods best to avoid. These charts come in handy when making food choices. And remember, some foods are listed on the “Foods You Should Avoid” chart because they contain yeast – the other thing we are trying to avoid.

Each food is assigned a number which represents it’s approximate relative potential of acidity (-) or alkalinity (+) present in one ounce of food. The higher the (+) number, the better it is for you to eat.

*source: “Back To The House Of Health” by Shelley Redford Young

Alkalizing Foods (Good).

PH Range and Significance:

    7.0 to 7.5+ is healthy

    6.0 to 6.5 could develop disease

    4.5 to 5.5 disease may be present

These are the Alkaline Foods you can eat freely

Vegetables

  • Brussels Sprouts +0.5
  • Broccoli
  • Peas, Ripe +0.5
  • Asparagus +1.3
  • Comfrey +1.5
  • Green Cabbage, March Harvest +2.0
  • Lettuce +2.2
  • Onion +3.0
  • Cauliflower +3.1
  • White Cabbage +3.3
  • Green Cabbage December Harvest +4.0
  • Savoy Cabbage +4.5
  • Lamb’s Lettuce +4.8
  • Peas, Fresh +5.1
  • Zucchini +5.7
  • Red Cabbage +6.3
  • Rhubarb Stalks +6.3
  • Leeks (Bulbs) +7.2
  • Watercress +7.7
  • Spinach, March Harvest +8.0
  • Chives +8.3
  • French Cut Green Beans +11.2
  • Sorrel +11.5
  • Spinach (Other Than March) +13.1
  • Garlic +13.2
  • Celery +13.3
  • Cabbage Lettuce, Fresh +14.1
  • Endive, Fresh +14.5
  • Cayenne Pepper +18.8
  • Straw Grass +21.4
  • Shave Grass +21.7
  • Dog Grass +22.6
  • Dandelion +22.7
  • Kamut Grass +27.6
  • Barley Grass +28.1
  • Soy Sprouts +29.5
  • Sprouted Radish Seeds +28.4
  • Sprouted Chia Seeds +28.5
  • Alfalfa Grass +29.3
  • Cucumber, Fresh +31.5
  • Wheat Grass +33.8

Root Vegetables:

  • White Raddish (Spring) +3.1
  • Rutabaga +3.1
  • Kohlrabi +5.1
  • Horseradish +6.8
  • Turnip +8.0
  • Carrot +9.5
  • Beet +11.3
  • Red Radish +16.7
  • Summer Black Radish +39.4

Fruits

  • Coconut, Fresh +0.5
  • Cherry, Sour +3.5
  • Bananna, Unripe +4.8
  • Limes +8.2
  • Fresh Lemon +9.9
  • Tomato +13.6
  • Avocado (Protein) +15.6

Non-Stored Organic Grains And Legumes

  • Buckwheat Groats +0.5
  • Spelt +0.5
  • Lentils +0.6
  • Soy Flour +2.5
  • Tofu +3.2
  • Lima Beans +12.0
  • Soybeans, Fresh +12.0
  • White Beans (Navy Beans) +12.1
  • Granulated Soy (Cooked Ground Soy Beans) +12.8
  • Soy Nuts (soaked Soy Beans, Then Air Dried) +26.5
  • Soy Lecithin (Pure) +38.0

Nuts

  • Brazil Nuts +0.5
  • Almonds +3.6

Seeds

  • Sesame Seeds +0.5
  • Cumin Seeds +1.1
  • Fennel Seeds +1.3
  • Flax Seeds +1.3
  • Caraway Seeds +2.3
  • Sunflower Seeds +5.4
  • Pumpkin Seeds +5.6
  • Wheat Kernel +11.4

Fats (Fresh, Cold-Pressed Oils)

  • Olive Oil +1.0
  • Borage Oil +3.2
  • Flax Seed Oil +3.5
  • Evening Primrose Oil +4.1
  • Marine Lipids +4.7

Foods you should eat sparingly or avoid, Acidifying Foods

Fruits (In Season, for cleansing  or with moderation)

  • Rose Hips -15.5
  • Pineapple -12.6
  • Mandarin Orange -11.5
  • Bananna, Ripe -10.1
  • Pear -9.9
  • Peach -9.7
  • Apricot -9.5
  • Papaya -9.4
  • Orange -9.2
  • Mango -8.7
  • Tangerine -8.5
  • Currant -8.2
  • Gooseberry, Ripe -7.7
  • Grape, Ripe -7.6
  • Cranberry -7.0
  • Black Currant -6.1
  • Strawberry -5.4
  • Blueberry -5.3
  • Rasberry -5.1
  • Yellow Plum -4.9
  • Date -4.7
  • Cherry, Sweet -3.6
  • Cantaloupe -2.5
  • Red Currant -2.4
  • Fig Juice Powder -2.4
  • Grapefruit -1.7
  • Watermelon -1.0

Non-Stored Grains

  • Brown Rice -12.5
  • Wheat -10.1

Fats

  • Sunflower Oil -6.7
  • Coconut Milk -1.5
  • Margarine -7.5
  • Corn Oil -6.5
  • Butter -3.9

Root Vegetables

  • Stored Potatoes +2.0

Meat, Poultry, And Fish

  • Pork -38.0
  • Veal -35.0
  • Beef -34.5
  • Ocean Fish -20.0
  • Chicken (to -22) -18.0
  • Eggs (to -22)
  • Oysters -5.0
  • Liver -3.0
  • Organ Meats -3.0

Milk And Milk Products

  • Hard Cheese -18.1
  • Quark -17.3
  • Cream -3.9
  • Homogenized Milk -1.0
  • Buttermilk +1.3

Bread, Biscuits (Stored Grains/Risen Dough)

  • White Bread -10.0 White Biscuit -6.5
  • Whole-Meal Bread -6.5
  • Whole-Grain Bread -4.5
  • Rye Bread -2.5

Nuts

  • Pistachios -16.6
  • Peanuts -12.8
  • Cashews -9.3
  • Walnuts -8.0
  • Macadamia Nuts -3.2
  • Hazelnuts -2.0

Sweets

  • Artificial Sweetners -26.5
  • Chocolate -24.6
  • White Sugar -17.6
  • Beet Sugar -15.1
  • Molasses -14.6
  • Malt Sweetner -9.8
  • Dried Sugar Cane Juice -18.0
  • Barley Malt Syrup -9.3
  • Fructose -9.5
  • Milk Sugar -9.4
  • Turbinado Sugar -9.5
  • Brown Rice Syrup 8.7
  • Honey -7.6

Condiments

  • Ketchup -12.4
  • Mayonaise -12.5
  • Mustard -19.2
  • Soy Sauce -36.2
  • Vinegar -39.4

Beverages

  • Liquor -38.7
  • Wine -16.4
  • Beer -26.8
  • Coffee -25.1
  • Fruit Juice, Packaged, Natural -8.7
  • Fruit Juice Sweetened With White Sugar -33.6
  • Tea (Black) -27.1

Miscellaneous

  • Canned Foods
  • Processed Foods
  • Microwaved Food

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