Alkaline Foods List and
List of Acidic Foods
The following alkaline foods list will show you which foods may be
helpful when you're trying to avoid or fix an acidity problem.
Basically, food acidity can be reduced when you learn to eat a more
balanced diet and include enough foods from the alkaline foods list to
balance the acidic foods.
However, this does not mean that you
should get carried away with the consumption of fruit (especially high
fructose fruit) just because it is on the alkaline list.
your body needs a balance of healthy fats, complete proteins, and low
glycemic foods to avoid a condition called Diabetes. And there is such a thing as being too alkaline which is very bad for digestion especially when you need to digest protein meals.
Alkaline Foods List
Tropical Fruit & Berries
Bananas, Litchi, Mango, Papaya, Guava, Passion Fruit, Pineapple, Blueberry, Blackberry, Cranberry, Elderberry, Goji Berry, Mulberry, Raspberry, and Strawberry
Citrus Fruit & Melons
Grapefruit, Lemons, Limes, Oranges, Tangerines, Cantaloupe, Honeydew Melon, and Watermelon
Apples, Apricots, Avocado, Cherries, Cucumber, Dates, Dried Fruits, Figs, Nectarines, Peaches, Pears, Peppers, Plantain, Plums, Pomegranate, Tomatoes, and Zucchini
Leafy & Cruciferous Vegetables
Broccoli, Bok Choy, Cabbages, Cauliflower, Swiss Chard, Collard Greens, Dandelion Greens, Curly Kale, Dino Kale, Lettuces, Mustard Greens, Spinach, and Watercress
Carrots, Beets, Garlic, Ginger, Onion, Potatoes, Radish, Sweet Potatoes, Turnips, Taro, and Yams
Artichoke, Asparagus, Celery, Green Beans, Eggplant, Leeks, Okra, Peas, Pumpkin, Seaweed, and Sprouts
Arugula, Basil, Chives, Cilantro, Dill, Fennel, Mint, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Tarragon, and Thyme
Nuts & Seeds
Almonds, Almond Milk, Coconut, Coconut Milk, Chestnuts, Chia Seeds, Flax Seeds, and Pumpkin Seeds
Legumes & Grains
Garbanzo Beans, Adzuki Beans, Kidney Beans, Mung Beans, Pinto Beans, White Beans, Lentils, Buckwheat, and Quinoa
Raw Grass Fed Cow Milk, Raw Camel Milk, Raw Goat Milk, Raw Sheep Milk, Raw Water Buffalo Milk, Raw Grass Fed Butter, and Raw Grass Fed Cream
Sauerkraut, Raw Apple Cider Vinegar, Good Chocolate, Fermented Grains, Kefir, Kombucha, Kimchi, Natto, Wine, Soft Goat Cheese, and Yogurt
Beverages & Misc.
Coconut Water, Bone Broths, Herbal Tea, Honey, Raw Vegetable Juices, Reishi Mushroom, Spring Water, Sea Salt, and Spices
Lowest Food Acidity - Oils
Organic Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Organic Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Cold Pressed Avocado Oil, and Organic Cold Pressed Flaxseed Oil
Lowest Food Acidity - Seafood & Animal Meat
Fresh Eastern Oysters, Fresh Eastern Clams, Fresh Atlantic Wild Caught Salmon, Fresh Mackerel, Fresh Octopus, and Duck
The pH Acidity of Our Internal Fluids
Affects Every Living Cell in Our Bodies
Most people will gravitate towards an unhealthy pH acidity level because of bad life style habits and not eating enough of the "right" foods, raw foods, or foods found on the alkaline foods list.
When your pH acidity level is off or you don't correct it with foods on the alkaline foods list, you will create an extremely negative environment - which can then affect all of your cellular functions.
When your body is faced with this condition it will force your body to borrow minerals such as ... sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium from vital organs and bones to neutralize the acidic conditions.
Ironically, if you do not consume an adequate amount of healthy protein or zinc rich foods - your buffer systems will not work properly which helps to prevent the drastic measures as stated above.
List of Acidic Foods
Yellow Corn on the Cob, Canned Vegetables Processed in Vinegar, Escarole, and Winter Squash
Animal Meats & Eggs
Beef (especially grain fed), Bison, Chicken, Cured Meats, Lamb, Organ Meats, Pork, Rabbit, Turkey, Venison, Chicken Eggs, Quail Eggs, and Fish Eggs or Caviar
Fish & Shellfish
Sardines, Bass, Catfish, Most Salmon (especially farmed), Snapper, Swordfish, Tilapia, Tuna, Trout, Crab, Lobster, and Shrimp
Dairy & Fermented Foods
Pasteurized Soft Cheese, Processed Cheese, Moldy Cheese, and Hard Cheese
Nuts & Seeds
Walnuts, Brazil Nuts, Pistachio Nuts, Sesame Seeds, and Sunflower Seeds
Legumes & Grains
Cashews, Peanuts, Brown Rice, Corn Meal, Oats, Rye, Spelt, and Wheat
Peanut Oil, Corn Oil, Safflower Oil, Sesame Oil, Sunflower Oil, and Walnut Oil
Processed White Flour
Processed foods that contain white wheat flour such as pastas, pizzas, breads, cakes, etc.
Food Acidity and The Effect on Your Body
As a result of eating too many of the wrong foods and having to metabolize this food - your body will create organic acid wastes such as .... lactic acid.
When your body contains too many of these acids this can affect your ph acidity level. Your buffer system will be called in to neutralize this acid. And the stealing of alkaline minerals may commence if your buffer system is not up to par.
By keeping the "right" balance between foods on the alkaline foods list and foods on the list of acidic foods - you should be able to correct your ph acidity level. One way to balance acidic meats or proteins is to eat raw vegetables like a salad with your rare steak.
A general rule that applies to all of the food groups is - The more a food is processed and cooked, the more acidic it becomes!
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