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.
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.
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.
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.
Almonds; Chestnuts; Millet; Tempeh (fermented); Tofu (fermented); Whey Protein Powder.
ALKALISING SPICES & SEASONINGS:
Chili; Pepper; Cinnamon; Curry; Ginger; Herbs (all); Miso; Mustard; Sea Salt; Tamari.
Apple Cider Vinegar; Bee Pollen; Fresh Fruit Juice; Green Juices; Lecithin Granules; Mineral Water; Blackstrap Molasses; Probiotic Cultures; Soured Dairy Products; Veggie Juices.
Calcium: pH 12; Cesium: pH 14; Magnesium: pH 9; Potassium: pH 14; Sodium: pH 14.
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.