slice-of-lemon-953987_1920.jpgThe food list below is a great reference, providing information which shows the contribution of various food substances to the alkalizing or acidifying of body fluids. It is important to understand, that an acid body is a magnet for sickness, disease, and unnatural aging. Eating more alkaline foods helps shift your body’s pH and oxygenate your system. Alkaline foods keep your body healthy and functioning correctly, preventing disease. People vary, but for most, the ideal alkaline diet is 75 percent alkalizing and 25 percent acidifying foods by volume.

Extremely Alkaline Forming Foods – pH 8.5 to 9.0

9.0 – Lemons, Watermelon

8.5 – Agar Agar 3, 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, Umeboshi plum, Vegetable juices

Moderate Alkaline – pH 7.5 to 8.0

8.0 – Apples (sweet), Apricots, Alfalfa sprouts, Arrowroot, flour, Avocados, Bananas (unripe), 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;Cauli, 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 (sweetener-Bronner), Brown Rice Syrup, Brussel, 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), Sprouted grains, Tempeh, Tofu, Tomatoes (less sweet), Yeast (nutritional flakes)

Neutral pH 7.0

Butter (fresh unsalted), Cream (fresh & raw), Margarine, Milk (raw cow’s), Oils (except olive), Whey (cow’s), Yogurt (plain)

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 (mung, adzuki, pinto, kidney, garbanzo), Dry coconut, Egg whites, Goats milk (homogenized), Olives (pickled), Pecans, Plums, Prunes, Spelt

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) eg weetbix, corn flakes, Wheat germ, Whole Wheat foods, Wine, Yogurt (sweetened)

6.5 – Bananas (ripe), 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)

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).

List source: http://www.snyderhealth.com/alkalinity.htm