Alkaline Foods For Health

To maintain health, the diet should consist of 60% alkalising foods.A healthy diet should consist of 60% alkalising foods.

The following list is a general guide to alkaline foods

Alkaline foods are needed to maintain good health. The diet should consist of 60% alkaline foods and 40% acidic foods. To restore health, the diet should consist of 80% alkalising foods and 20% acidic foods.

See Alkaline Diet for more detailed information.

Remember...it's not the actual pH of the food itself that concerns us, but rather the affect it has on the body when metabolised.

ALKALISING VEGETABLES:
Alfalfa; Barley Grass; Beet Greens; Beets; Broccoli; Cabbage; Carrot; Cauliflower; Celery; Chard; Greens; Chlorella; Collard; Greens; Cucumber; Dandelions; Dulce; Edible; Flowers; Eggplant; Fermented; Veggies; Garlic; Green; Beans; Kale; Kohlrabi; Lettuce; Mushrooms; Mustard; Greens; Nightshade; Veggies; Onions; Parsnips; Peas; Peppers; Pumpkin; Radishes; Rutabaga; Sea; Veggies; Green Spinach; Spirulina; Sprouts; Sweet Potatoes; Tomatoes; Watercress; Wheat Grass; Wild Greens.

ALKALISING ORIENTAL VEGETABLES:
Daikon; Dandelion Root; Kombu; Maitake; Nori; Reishi; Shitake; Umeboshi; Wakame.

ALKALISING FRUITS:
Apple; Apricot; Avocado; Banana; Berries; Blackberries; Cantaloupe; Sour Cherries; Fresh Coconut; Currants; Dates; Dried Figs; Dried Grapes; Grapefruit; Honeydew Melon; Lemon; Lime; Muskmelons; Nectarine; Orange; Peach; Pear; Pineapple; Raisins; Raspberries; Rhubarb; Strawberries; Tangerine; Tomato; Tropical Fruits; Umeboshi; Plums; Watermelon.

ALKALISING PROTEIN:
Almonds; Chestnuts; Millet; Tempeh (fermented); Tofu (fermented); Whey Protein Powder.

ALKALISING SWEETENERS:
Stevia

ALKALISING SPICES & SEASONINGS:
Chili; Pepper; Cinnamon; Curry; Ginger; Herbs (all); Miso; Mustard; Sea Salt; Tamari.

ALKALISING OTHER:
Apple Cider Vinegar; Bee Pollen; Fresh Fruit Juice; Green Juices; Lecithin Granules; Mineral Water; Blackstrap Molasses; Probiotic Cultures; Soured Dairy Products; Veggie Juices.

ALKALISING MINERALS:
Calcium: pH 12; Cesium: pH 14; Magnesium: pH 9; Potassium: pH 14; Sodium: pH 14.

Apples; Apricots; Avocado; Bananas and Berries, are all ALKALIZING foods.Apples are alkalising.

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Amendment 1: You may come across lists that have included green peas in both acidic foods and alkaline lists. Green Peas are acidic according to Dr. Susan Brown and Dr. Russ Jaffe. Sources include USDA food database (Rev 9 & 10), Food & Nutrition Encyclopedia, Nutrition Applied Personally, by M. Walczak; Acid & Alkaline by H. Aihara.

Amendment 2: According to Dr. Susan E. Brown and Larry Trivieri, Jr. authors of the Alkaline-Acid Food Guide, soy products are acid forming. Only the fermented forms (miso, tamari) are alkaline forming. Forget about replacing cow’s milk with soy milk (cow’s milk is only mildly acidic). In contrast, whey protein powder is mildly alkalizing.

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