Alkaline Acidic Food Chart

What is pH?

pH means “potential hydrogen” and is a measure of the concentration of hydrogen in a solution. The more hydrogen, the more acidic it is (low pH); the less hydrogen, the more alkaline it is (high pH). The pH scale covers a range of 0-14. Neutral pH is 7.0 while anything above 7.0 is alkaline and anything below 7.0 is acidic. 

The pH of the human bloodstream is tightly regulated by homeostatic mechanisms between 7.35 and 7.45[12]. Different tissues of the body vary in their pH with urinary pH between 6.4-7.2 (6.8 is ideal) and salivary pH of 6.4-7.4.  When our urine has a pH that averages below 6.2, it means that fluids elsewhere in the body are too acidic and are being released in an effort for the body to become more alkaline.  It also may mean that we have a shortage of alkaline minerals to neutralize the acids our bodies produce.

Alkaline Diet

Proponents suggest adhering to an alkaline diet might prevent cancer, fatigue, obesity, allergies, as well as increase bone health.[1][2][3][4]  If we review the alkaline promoting and meats and increase plant based foods including vegetables and lean sources of protein which has been evaluated to promote healthy living.

Table 1- Alkaline Acid Food Chart- Quickchart

The following foods are listed from most alkaline to more acidic from top down.  Research promotes eating more alkaline promoting foods  or activities comprising 80% of your diet , while having 20% or less acid producing  foods or activities.

 

 Table 2- Alkaline Acidic Detailed Chart

VEGETABLES FRUITS PROTEINS GRAINS MISCELLANEOUS LIFESTYLE
VEGETABLES

Summer Black Radish +39.4

Wheat Grass +33.8

Cucumber, Fresh +31.5

Soy Sprouts +29.5

Alfalfa Grass +29.3

Sprouted Chia Seeds +28.5

Sprouted Radish Seeds +28.4

Barley Grass +28.1

Kamut Grass +27.6

Dandelion +22.7

Dog Grass +22.6

Straw Grass +21.4

Red Radish +16.7

Avocado (Protein) +15.6 (fruit)

Endive, Fresh +14.5

Cabbage Lettuce, Fresh +14.1

Tomato +13.6 (fruit)

Garlic +13.2

Spinach (Other Than March) +13.1

French Cut Green Beans +11.2

Beet +11.3

Sorrel +11.5

Spinach, March Harvest +8.0

Celery +13.3

Carrot +9.5

Turnip +8.0

Watercress +7.7

Leeks (Bulbs) +7.2

Horseradish +6.8

Rhubarb Stalks +6.3

Red Cabbage +6.3

Zucchini +5.7

Kohlrabi +5.1

Peas, Fresh +5.1

Lamb’s Lettuce +4.8

Savoy Cabbage +4.5

Green Cabbage December Harvest +4.0

White Cabbage +3.3

White Radish (Spring) +3.1

Rutabaga +3.1

Cauliflower +3.1

Onion +3.0

Lettuce +2.2

Green Cabbage, March Harvest +2.0

Potatoes +2.0

Asparagus +1.3

Peas, Ripe +0.5

Brussels Sprouts +0.5

Fresh Lemon +9.9

Limes +8.2

Banana, Unripe +4.8

Cherry, Sour +3.5

Coconut, Fresh +0.5

Watermelon -1.0

Grapefruit -1.7

Fig Juice Powder -2.4

Red Currant -2.4

Cantaloupe -2.5

Red Currant -2.4

Cherry, Sweet -3.6

Date -4.7

Italian Plum -4.9

Yellow Plum -4.9

Raspberry -5.1

Blueberry -5.3

Strawberry -5.4

Black Currant -6.1

Cranberry -7.0

Grape, Ripe -7.6

Gooseberry, Ripe -7.7

Tangerine -8.5

Currant -8.2

Mango -8.7

Orange -9.2

Papaya -9.4

Apricot -9.5

Peach -9.7

Pear -9.9

Banana, Ripe -10.1

Mandarin Orange -11.5

Pineapple -12.6

 

BEANS & LEGUMES

White Beans (Navy Beans) +12.1

Soybeans, Fresh +12.0

Lima Beans +12.0

Tofu +3.2

Lentils +0.6

NUTS & SEEDS

Soy Nuts (soaked Soy Beans, Then Air Dried) +26.5

Wheat Kernel +11.4

Pumpkin Seeds +5.6

Sunflower Seeds +5.4

Almonds +3.6

Flax Seeds +1.3

Sesame Seeds +0.5

Brazil Nuts +0.5

Hazelnuts -2.0

Macadamia Nuts -3.2

Walnuts -8.0

Cashews -9.3

Peanuts -12.8

Pistachios -16.6

MEAT, FISH & SEAFOOD

Organ Meats -3.0

Oysters -5.0

Liver -3.0

Fresh Water Fish -11.8

Ocean Fish -20.0

Chicken -18.0 to -22.0

Eggs to -22

Pork -38.0

Veal -35.0

Beef -34.5

DAIRY

Buttermilk +1.3

Cream -3.9

Homogenized Milk -1.0

Quark -17.3

Hard Cheese -18.1

Soy Lecithin (Pure) +38.0

Granulated Soy (Cooked Ground Soy Beans) +12.8

Soy Flour +2.5

Buckwheat Groats +0.5

Spelt +0.5

Rye Bread -2.5

Whole-Grain Bread -4.5

Whole-Meal Bread -6.5

White Bread -10.0

Wheat -10.1

Brown Rice -12.5

FATS & OILS ( Fresh Cold Pressed Oils)

Marine Lipids +4.7

Evening Primrose Oil +4.1

Borage Oil +3.2

Flax Seed Oil +3.5

Olive Oil +1.0

Coconut Milk -1.5

Butter -3.9

Corn Oil -6.5

Sunflower Oil -6.7

Margarine -7.5

 

HERBS

Cayenne Pepper +18.8

Chives +8.3

Caraway Seeds +2.3

Comfrey +1.5

Fennel Seeds +1.3

Cumin Seeds +1.1

Rose Hips -15.5

SWEETS

Honey -7.6

Barley Malt Syrup -9.3

Brown Rice Syrup -8.7

Milk Sugar -9.4

Turbinado Sugar -9.5

Fructose -9.5

Malt SweetEner -9.8

Molasses -14.6

Beet Sugar -15.1

White Sugar -17.6

Dr. Bronner’s Barley

Dried Sugar Cane Juice -18.0

Artificial Sweetners -26.5

Chocolate -24.6

CONDIMENTS

Ketchup -12.4

Mayonnaise -12.5

Mustard -19.2

Soy Sauce -36.2

Vinegar -39.4

BEVERAGES

Fruit Juice Sweetened

Fruit Juice, Packaged, Natural -8.7

Wine -16.4

Coffee -25.1

Beer -26.8

Tea (Black) -27.1

Liquor -38.7

LIFESTYLE

ALKALINE FORMING

Yin Exercises: Yoga, Pilates, Gentle Stretching, Tai Chi, Qigong, Walking

Self Care: Deep breathing, massage, meditation, cold showers or baths, sea salt baths.

Natural Treatments:

Removal of food intolerances or allergies, Probiotics, digestive enzymes, Antioxidants, dietary fiber , Magnetic field therapy with negative polarity magnets

ACIDIC FORMING

Lifestyle: Vigorous exercise, jogging, rebounding, dancing , sports, strength training, aging

Self Care: Hot showers or baths, shallow breathing  

 

References

  • Redford Young, Shelly, L.M.T. and Young, Robert, Ph.D., D.Sc.,  Back To The House of Health, Rejuvinating Recipes To Alkalize and Energize For Life


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