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. 

Because 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

Berries & Tropical Fruit

Blackberry, Blueberry, Cranberry, Goji Berry, Elderberry, Mulberry, Raspberry, Strawberry, Avocados, Bananas, Guava, Papaya, Mango, Acai, Pineapple, Plantain, and Passion Fruit

Citrus Fruit & Melons

Grapefruit, Lemons, Limes, Oranges, Tangerines, Cantaloupe, Honeydew Melon, and Watermelon

Other Fruit

Apricots, Apples, Cherries, Cucumber, Dates, Dried Fruits, Figs, Nectarines, Peaches, Pears, Peppers, Plums, Pomegranate, Eggplant, Tomatoes, and Squash

Cruciferous & Leafy Vegetables

Broccoli, Bok Choy, Cabbages, Cauliflower, Swiss Chard, Collard Greens, Dandelion Greens, Curly Kale, Dino Kale, Lettuces, Mustard Greens, Spinach, and Watercress

Root Vegetables

Radish, Carrots, Beets, Garlic, Ginger, Onion, Potatoes, Daikon, Sweet Potatoes, Turnips, Taro, Yams, and Wasabi Root

Other Vegetables

Artichoke, Asparagus, Celery, Green Beans, Leeks, Okra, Peas, Pumpkin, Mushrooms, and Seaweed

Herbs

Mint, Arugula, Basil, Chives, Cilantro, Dill, Fennel, Sage, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Tarragon, and Thyme

Nuts & Seeds

Raw Hazelnuts, Raw Macadamia Nuts, Coconut Meat & Milk, Chestnuts, Cumin Seeds, and Psyllium Seeds & Husk

Legumes

Mung Beans, Kidney Beans, Adzuki Beans, Pink Beans, Pinto Beans, White Beans, Great Northern Beans, and Split Peas

Dairy Foods

Raw Grass Fed Cow Milk, Raw Camel Milk, Raw Goat Milk, Raw Water Buffalo Milk, and Raw Grass Fed Chocolate Milk

Fermented Foods

Raw Grass Fed Whey, Raw Milk Kefir & Yogurt, Raw Buttermilk, Worcestershire Sauce, Chocolate, Raw Apple Cider Vinegar, Natto, Kombucha, Sauerkraut, Kimchi, and Wine

Beverages & Misc.

Coconut Water, Raw Vegetable Juices, Herbal Teas, Vegetable Broth, Reishi Mushroom, Spring Water, Spices, and Sea Salt

Neutral pH Oils & Fats

Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado Oil, Flax Seed Oil, Sesame Oil, Peanut Oil, Sunflower Oil, Walnut Oil, Raw Grass Fed Butter, Raw Grass Fed Cream, and Lard

Low or Slightly Acidic
Seafood & Animal Foods

Raw Oysters, Raw Clams, Raw Grouper, Raw Sabelfish, Escargot, and Egg Whites

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

Vegetables

Alfalfa Sprouts, Some Other Types of Sprouts, and Canned Peas

Animal Meats & Eggs

Processed Meats, Beef, Bison, Chicken, Lamb, Organ Meats, Pork, Salami, Rabbit, Turkey, Venison, Chicken Eggs, Quail Eggs, and Duck Eggs

Fish & Shellfish

Sardines, Anchovies, Bass, Halibut, Catfish, Cod, Snapper, Salmon (especially farmed), Tilapia, Swordfish, Canned Tuna, Trout, Caviar, Mussels, Crab, Lobster, and Shrimp

Dairy Foods

Hard Cheese, Most Soft Cheese, Processed Cheese, Moldy Cheese, Pasteurized Milk, Cream Cheese, Cottage Cheese, and Commercial Ice Cream

Nuts & Seeds

Walnuts, Brazil Nuts, Pistachios, Pine Nuts, Almonds, Pecans, Flax Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Sesame Seeds, and Sunflower Seeds

Legumes & Grains

Peanuts, Cashews, Lentils, Cooked Soybeans, Barley, Rice, Corn Meal, Amaranth, Millet, Oats, Rye, Spelt, and Wheat

Honey & Misc.

Raw Honey, Miso, Soy Sauce, Tempeh, Breads, Crackers, Corn Flakes, Popcorn, Dried Gelatin, White Flour Pasta, Macaroni, and Pancakes

Deep Fried Foods

Foods that contain Batters that are Fried like Samosas and Deep Fried Chicken

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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