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Oct 30, 2010
acidaway
List of Acid and Alkaline Foods
I received the categorization of foods below from my doctor and thought it would be useful to the posters here. The 'alkaline' foods raise the pH of the body thus making it less acidic. The 'acid' foods lower the pH of the body making it more acidic. A good way to test your pH is to buy pH Testing Tape and test your urine first thing in the morning. Make sure to buy testing tape that measures between 5.5 or so up to 8.0. According to what I've read, urine should test at 6.8. Here's the breakdown of foods: Most Alkaline (most anti-acid): Baking soda, calcium, Limes, Nectarine, Persimmon, Raspberry, Watermelon, Tangerine, Lentils, Yams, Onions, Daikons, Taro Root, Sea Vegetables, Burdock, Sweet Potato, Pumpkin seeds More Alkaline: Spices, Cinnamon, Grapefruit, Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Citrus, Mango, Dewberry, Loganberry, Kohlrabi, Parsnip, Garlic, Kale, Parsley, Endive, Mustard Green, Ginger Root, Broccoli, Poppy seeds, molasses Low Alkaline: Herbs (most), Lemon, Pear, Apple, Avocado, Blackberry, Cherry, Peach, Papaya, Potato, Bell Pepper, Mushroom, Califlower, Eggplant, Pumpkin, Collard Greens, Primrose Oil, Sesame Seeds, Cod Liver Oil, Almonds, Sprouts, Quail Eggs, Green tea, Mu tea, Rice Syrup, Apple Cider Vinegar Lowest Alkaline: Orange, apricot, banana, blueberry, pineapple, raisin, currant, grape, strawberry, brussel sprout, beet, chive, okra, turnip greens, squash, lettuces, avacod oil, seeds (most), coconut oil, olive oil, linseed oil, oats, quinos, wild rice, duck eggs, ginger tea, sucanar Lowest Acid: Curry, Guava, Dry Fruit, Figs, Dates, Persimmon Juice, Spinach, Fava Beans, Kidney Beans, String Beans, Chutney, Rhubarb, Pumpkin seed oil, grape seed oil, sunflower oil, pine nuts, canola oil, millet, kasha, triticale, amaranth, brown rice, wild duck, venison, fish, chicken eggs, cream, yogurt, kona coffee, honey, maple syrup, rice vinegar Low Acid: Vanilla, Plum, Prune, Tomatoes, Tofu, Pinto Beans, White Beans, Navy Beans, Adzuki Beans, Lima Beans, Chard, Almond Oil, Sesame Oil, Safflower Oil, Buckwheat, Wheat, Spelt, Semolina, Teff, Goose, Turkey, Lamb, Mutton, Elk, Shellfish, cow milk, goat milk, aged cheese, soy cheese, black tea, balsamic vinegar More Acid: Nutmeg, Cranberry, Pomegranate, green pea, peanut, snow pea, legumes (other), carrots, chick pea, pistachio seed, pecans, corn, rye, oat bran, chicken, pork/veal, mussels, squid, casein, new cheeses, coffee, saccharin Most Acid: Pudding, Jam, Jelly, Soybean, Carob, hazelnuts, walnuts, brazil nuts, barley, pheasant, beef, lobster, processed cheese, ice cream, beer, sugar, cocoa, white vinegar If you want to see this in a better format check out https://sites.google.com/site/healthguy99/home/foodchart For an idea of what an acid-alkaline diet looks like, here is what I typically eat in a day: Fresh, raw green kale (28-56 cups) (More Alkaline) 1-2 medium-sized watermelons (Most Alkaline) 2 cups of ground flax seed (Lowest Alkaline) 1 sweet potato or yam (Most Alkaline) 1-2 cups of molasses (More Alkaline) 1/2 chicken some days; entire chicken some days, very little meat some days; cook in water and season with oregano and basil (More Acid) green tea - drink all day as main beverage (Low Alkaline) Other foods I mix in occasionally: onions, limes, lemons, tangerines, cantaloupe, broccoli, apples, blackberries, blueberries, almonds, oranges, grapes, beer, wild salmon, sardines in water The ground flaxseed is for Omega-3. Most people get way too much Omega-6 and not enough Omega-3. According to what I've read, Omega-3 fat and Omega-6 fat should be consumed in equal amounts. This is a good site for checking nutrition information for what you are eating (including the amount of Omega-3 and Omega-6): http://nutritiondata.self.com/ Before I started eating an alkaline-acid balanced diet, I would get terrible acid reflux while eating. Since I've switched to an alkaline-acid balanced diet, I rarely get acid reflux. However, when I do occasionally get acid reflux I just eat more of the alkaline foods and it goes away.
Oct 31, 2010
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Oct 31, 2010
acidaway
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I received the categorization of foods below from my doctor and thought it would be useful to the posters here. The 'alkaline' foods raise the pH of the body thus making it less acidic. The 'acid' foods lower the pH of the body making it more acidic.

A good way to test your pH (or your kids' pH) is to buy pH Testing Tape and test you and/or your kids' urine first thing in the morning. Make sure to buy testing tape that measures between 5.5 or so up to 8.0. According to what I've read, urine should test at 6.8.

Here's the breakdown of foods:

Most Alkaline (most anti-acid): Baking soda, calcium, Limes, Nectarine, Persimmon, Raspberry, Watermelon, Tangerine, Lentils, Yams, Onions, Daikons, Taro Root, Sea Vegetables, Burdock, Sweet Potato, Pumpkin seeds

More Alkaline: Spices, Cinnamon, Grapefruit, Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Citrus, Mango, Dewberry, Loganberry, Kohlrabi, Parsnip, Garlic, Kale, Parsley, Endive, Mustard Green, Ginger Root, Broccoli, Poppy seeds, molasses

Low Alkaline: Herbs (most), Lemon, Pear, Apple, Avocado, Blackberry, Cherry, Peach, Papaya, Potato, Bell Pepper, Mushroom, Califlower, Eggplant, Pumpkin, Collard Greens, Primrose Oil, Sesame Seeds, Cod Liver Oil, Almonds, Sprouts, Quail Eggs, Green tea, Mu tea, Rice Syrup, Apple Cider Vinegar

Lowest Alkaline: Orange, apricot, banana, blueberry, pineapple, raisin, currant, grape, strawberry, brussel sprout, beet, chive, okra, turnip greens, squash, lettuces, avacod oil, seeds (most), coconut oil, olive oil, linseed oil, oats, quinos, wild rice, duck eggs, ginger tea, sucanar

Lowest Acid: Curry, Guava, Dry Fruit, Figs, Dates, Persimmon Juice, Spinach, Fava Beans, Kidney Beans, String Beans, Chutney, Rhubarb, Pumpkin seed oil, grape seed oil, sunflower oil, pine nuts, canola oil, millet, kasha, triticale, amaranth, brown rice, wild duck, venison, fish, chicken eggs, cream, yogurt, kona coffee, honey, maple syrup, rice vinegar

Low Acid: Vanilla, Plum, Prune, Tomatoes, Tofu, Pinto Beans, White Beans, Navy Beans, Adzuki Beans, Lima Beans, Chard, Almond Oil, Sesame Oil, Safflower Oil, Buckwheat, Wheat, Spelt, Semolina, Teff, Goose, Turkey, Lamb, Mutton, Elk, Shellfish, cow milk, goat milk, aged cheese, soy cheese, black tea, balsamic vinegar

More Acid: Nutmeg, Cranberry, Pomegranate, green pea, peanut, snow pea, legumes (other), carrots, chick pea, pistachio seed, pecans, corn, rye, oat bran, chicken, pork/veal, mussels, squid, casein, new cheeses, coffee, saccharin

Most Acid: Pudding, Jam, Jelly, Soybean, Carob, hazelnuts, walnuts, brazil nuts, barley, pheasant, beef, lobster, processed cheese, ice cream, beer, sugar, cocoa, white vinegar

If you want to see this in a better format check out https://sites.google.com/site/healthguy99/home/foodchart

For an idea of what an acid-alkaline diet looks like, here is what I typically eat in a day:

Fresh, raw green kale (28-56 cups) (More Alkaline) 1-2 medium-sized watermelons (Most Alkaline) 1 cup of ground flax seed (Lowest Alkaline) 1 sweet potato or yam (Most Alkaline) 1-2 cups of molasses (More Alkaline) 1/2 chicken some days; entire chicken some days, very little meat some days; cook in water and season with oregano and basil (More Acid) green tea - drink all day as main beverage (Low Alkaline)

Other foods I mix in occasionally: onions, limes, lemons, tangerines, cantaloupe, broccoli, apples, blackberries, blueberries, almonds, oranges, grapes, beer, wild salmon, sardines in water

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