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Alkaline forming foods
or acid forming foods






Alkaline forming foods
or acid forming foods

Human blood pH should be slightly alkaline (7.35 - 7.45).  A pH of 7.0 is neutral.  A pH below 7.0 is acidic.  A pH above 7.0 is alkaline.  An acidic pH can occur from, an acid forming diet, emotional stress, toxic overload, and/or immune reactions or any process that deprives the cells of oxygen and other nutrients.  The body will try to compensate for acidic pH by using alkaline minerals.  If the diet does not contain enough minerals to compensate, a build up of acids in the cells will occur.

To maintain health, the diet should consist of 60% alkaline forming foods and 40% acid forming foods.

To restore health, (such as after chemotherapy treatment) the diet should consist of 80% alkaline forming foods and 20% acid forming foods.

Non-food substances:

Antibiotics - antibiotics destroy both the bad and the helpful bacteria in the intestinal tract. Some of the helpful bacteria work to create an acidic environment in the human body. When these bacteria are eliminated by antibiotics, urine may become more alkaline.
Many mineral supplements - especially calcium, potassium, iron and magnesium make urine more alkaline. Calcium and magnesium are common ingredients in antacids as they neutralize stomach acid. Some people get upset stomachs (gas, bloating, diarrhea, mal-absorption) from these types of mineral supplements, especially if they suffer from hypochloridia (low stomach acid).
Antacids - Antacids, which often contain magnesium or calcium supplements, may cause an increase in the alkalinity of the urine, which can lead to bladder infections as bacteria tend to thrive in alkaline environments.


Please note that fermented foods like yogurt, buttermilk and sour cream seem to become more acidic in the body if they contain some types of active cultures of helpful bacteria.  

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Extremely Alkaline Forming Foods - pH 8.5 to 9.0
9.0  Lemons  Watermelon

8.5  Agar Agar,  Cantaloupe, Cayenne (Capsicum), Dried dates & figs, Kelp, Karengo, Kudzu root, Limes, Mango, Melons, Papaya, Parsley,  Seedless grapes (sweet), Watercress, Seaweeds, Asparagus, Endive, Kiwifruit, Fruit juices, Grapes (sweet), Passion fruit, Pears (sweet), Pineapple, Raisins, Vegetable juices

Moderate Alkaline - pH 7.5 to 8.0
8.0  Apples (sweet), Apricots, Alfalfa sprouts, Arrowroot, Avocados, Bananas (ripe), Berries, Carrots, Celery, Currants, Dates & figs (fresh), Garlic, Gooseberry, Grapes (less sweet), Grapefruit, Guavas, Herbs (leafy green), Lettuce (leafy green), Nectarine, Peaches (sweet), Pears (less sweet), Peas (fresh sweet), Persimmon, Pumpkin (sweet), Sea salt (vegetable)  Spinach

7.5  Apples (sour), Bamboo shoots, Beans (fresh green), Beets, Bell Pepper, Broccoli, Cabbage; Cauliflower, Carob, Daikon, Ginger (fresh), Grapes (sour), Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce (pale green), Oranges, Parsnip, Peaches (less sweet), Peas (less sweet), Potatoes & skin, Pumpkin (less sweet), Raspberry, Sapote, Strawberry, Squash,  Sweet corn (fresh), Tamari, Turnip, Vinegar (apple cider)

Slightly Alkaline to Neutral pH 7.0
7.0  Almonds,  Artichokes (Jerusalem), Barley-Malt, Brown Rice Syrup, Brussels Sprouts, Cherries, Coconut (fresh), Cucumbers, Egg plant, Honey (raw), Leeks, Miso, Mushrooms, Okra, Olives ripe,  Onions, Pickles  (home made), Radish, Sea salt Spices Taro, Tomatoes (sweet), Vinegar (sweet brown rice), Water Chestnut Amaranth, Artichoke (globe), Chestnuts (dry roasted), Egg yolks (soft cooked), Essene bread, Goat's milk and whey (raw)  Horseradish, Mayonnaise (home made), Millet, Olive oil, Quinoa, Rhubarb, Sesame seeds (whole) Soy beans (dry), Soy cheese, Soy milk, Sprouted grains, Tempeh, Tofu, Tomatoes (less sweet), Yeast (nutritional flakes)
Extremely Acid Forming Foods - pH 5.0 to 5.5
5.0  Artificial sweeteners

5.5  Beef, Carbonated soft drinks & fizzy drinks Cigarettes (tailor made), Drugs, Flour (white wheat) Goat, Lamb, Pastries & cakes from white flour, Pork, Sugar (white) Beer,  Brown sugar,  Chicken, Deer, Chocolate, Coffee, Custard with white sugar, Jams, Jellies, Liquor,  Pasta (white), Rabbit, Semolina, Table salt refined & iodized, Tea black, Turkey, Wheat bread, White rice, White vinegar (processed).

Moderate Acid - pH 6.0 to 6.5
6.0  Cigarette tobacco (roll your own), Cream of Wheat (unrefined), Fish, Fruit juices with sugar, Maple syrup (processed), Molasses (sulphured), Pickles (commercial), Breads (refined) of corn, oats, rice & rye, Cereals (refined) Shellfish, Wheat germ, Whole Wheat foods, Wine, Yogurt (sweetened)

6.5  Bananas (green), Buckwheat, Cheeses (sharp), Corn & rice breads, Egg whole (cooked hard), Ketchup, Mayonnaise, Oats, Pasta (whole grain), Pastry (wholegrain & honey), Peanuts, Potatoes (with no skins), Popcorn (with salt & butter), Rice (basmati), Rice (brown), Soy sauce (commercial), Tapioca, Wheat bread (sprouted organic)

Slightly Acid to Neutral pH 7.0
7.0  Barley malt syrup, Barley, Bran, Cashews, Cereals (unrefined with honey-fruit-maple syrup), Cornmeal, Cranberries  Fructose, Honey (pasteurized), Lentils, Macadamias, Maple syrup (unprocessed), Milk (homogenized) and most processed dairy products, Molasses (unsulphered organic), Nutmeg, Mustard, Pistachios, Popcorn & butter (plain), Rice or wheat crackers (unrefined), Rye (grain), Rye bread (organic sprouted), Seeds   (pumpkin & sunflower), Walnuts, Blueberries, Brazil nuts, Butter (salted), Cheeses (mild & crumbly)  Crackers (unrefined rye), Dried beans (adzuki, pinto, kidney, garbanzo) Dry coconut, Egg whites, Goats milk (homogenized), Olives (pickled), Pecans,  Plums  Prunes  Spelt

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