Acidity vs Alkalinity

In Uncategorized on January 7, 2011 at 7:23 pm

FYI Only
Acidifying Foods (Avoid)
Alcohol including wine.
Dairy except organic unpasteurized milk and Cottage cheese.
Grains except millet.
Meat including fish except for white meat chicken and eggs.
Nuts except for almonds and chestnuts.
Oils including olive oil.
Natural and artificial Sweeteners except Stevia
Alkalizing Foods (Good)
Fruits except Cranberries.
Vegetables except potatoes
White meat chicken and eggs.
Spices including salt and all herbs.
PH Range and Significance:
7.0 to 7.5+ is healthy
6.0 to 6.5 could develop disease
4.5 to 5.5 disease may be present
Alphabetical Listing (alk = alkalizing, acid = acidifying) Red = strong acidifying Blue = strong alkalizing
Alfalfa- alk
Alkaline Antioxidant- alk
Almond Milk – acid
Almonds- alk
Amaranth – acid
Apple- alk
Apple Cider Vinegar- alk
Apricot- alk
Asparagus – alk
Avocado- alk
Avocado Oil – acid
Banana (ripe) – alk
Banchi Tea- alk
Barley – acid
Barley Grass- alk
Beans – acid
Bee Pollen- alk
Beef – acid
Beer – acid
Beets- alk
Berries (not cranberry)- alk
Black Beans – acid
Brazil Nuts – acid
Broccoli- alk
Brussel- alk
Buckwheat – acid
Butter – acid
Cabbage- alk
Cakes – acid
Canola Oil – acid
Cantaloupe- alk
Carrot- alk
Cashews – acid
Cauliflower- alk
Celery- alk
Chard- alk
Cheese – acid
Chemicals – acid
Cherries – alk
Chestnuts – alk
Chick Peas – acid
Chicken Breast- alk
Chili Pepper- alk
Chlorella – alk
Cinnamon – alk
Clams – acid
Coffee – acid
Collard Greens – alk
Corn – acid
Corn Oil – acid
Cottage cheese – alk
Cranberries – acid
Cucumber – alk
Currants – alk
Curry – alk
Daikon – alk
Dandelions – alk
Dates – alk
Drugs (most) – acid
Dulce – alk
Edible Flowers – alk
Eggplant – alk
Eggs – alk
Figs – alk
Fish – acid
Flax Oil – acid
Flax Seeds – alk
Flour except millet flour – acid
Fruit Juice unsweetened – alk
Garlic – alk
Ginger – alk
Ginseng Tea – alk
Grapefruit – alk
Grapes – alk
Green Juices – alk
Green Peas – acid
Green Tea – alk
Greens – alk
Hard Liquor – acid
Hemp Seed – acid
Herbal Tea – alk
Herbs – alk
Honeydew – alk
Kale – alk
Kamut – acid
Kidney Beans – acid
Kohlrabi – alk
Kombu – alk
Kombucha – alk
Lamb – acid
Lard – acid
Lecithin Granules – alk
Lemon – alk
Lentils – acid
Lettuce – alk
Lima Beans – acid
Lime – alk
Lobster – acid
Macaroni – acid
Maitake – alk
Melon – alk
Milk – acid
Milk organic unpasteurized – alk
Millet – alk
Mineral Water – alk
Miso – alk
Mushrooms – alk
Mussels – acid
Mustard – alk
Nectarine – alk
Noodles – acid
Nori – alk
Oats – acid
Oil – acid
Olive Oil – acid
Onions – alk
Orange – alk
Oyster – acid
Parsnips (high glycemic) – alk
Peach – alk
Peanuts – acid
Pear – alk
Peas – alk
Pecans – acid
Peppers – alk
Pineapple – alk
Pinto Beans – acid
Pork – acid
Potatoes – acid
Powder – alk
Probiotic Cultures – alk
Pumpkin – alk
Pumpkin – alk
Quinoi – acid
Rabbit – acid
Red Beans – acid
Reishi – alk
Rice – acid
Rice Milk – acid
Rutabaga – alk
Rye – acid
Safflower Oil – acid
Salmon – acid
Salt – alk
Scallops – acid
Sea Veggies – alk
Seeds – alk
Sesame Oil – acid
Shitake – alk
Shrimp – acid
Soy Beans – acid
Soy Milk – acid
Spaghetti – acid
Spelt – acid
Spirulina – alk
Sprouted seeds – alk
Sprouts – alk
Squash Seeds – alk
Squashes – alk
Stevia – alk
Sunflower oil – acid
Sunflower seeds – alk
Tahini – acid
Tamari – alk
Tangerine – alk
Tea (black) – acid
Tempeh fermented – alk
Tofu – alk
Tomato – alk
Tropical Fruits – alk
Tuna – acid
Turkey – acid
Umeboshi – alk
Vegetables Juices – alk
Vinegar Distilled – acid
Wakame – alk
Walnuts – acid
Water – alk
Watercress – alk
Watermelon – alk
Wheat – acid
Wheat Grass – alk
Whey Protein – alk
White Beans – acid
Wild Greens – alk
Wine – acid
Yogurt – alk
Extremely Alkalizing
Lemons, Watermelon
Strongly Alkaline
Asparagus, Cantaloupe, Cayenne, Celery, Dates, Figs, Fruit Juices, Grapes (sweet), Kelp, Kiwifruit, Limes, Mango, Melons, Papaya, Parsley, Passionfruit, Pears (sweet), Pineapple, Raisins, Seaweeds, Seedless Grapes (sweet), Umeboshi Plums, Vegetable Juices, Watercress
Moderately Alkalizing
Alfalfa Sprouts, Apples (sour), Apples (sweet), Apricots, Avocados, Bananas (ripe), Beans (fresh, Beets, Bell Peppers, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carob, Cauliflower, Currants, Dates, Figs (fresh), Garlic, Ginger (fresh), Grapefruit, Grapes (less sweet), Grapes (sour), green), Guavas, Herbs (leafy green), Lettuce (leafy green), Lettuce (pale green), Nectarine, Oranges, Peaches (less sweet), Peaches (sweet), Pears (less sweet), Peas (fresh, Peas (less sweet), Potatoes (with skin), Pumpkin (less sweet), Pumpkin (sweet), Raspberries, Sea Salt (vegetable), Squash, Strawberries, Sweet Corn (fresh), sweet), Turnip, Vinegar (apple cider)
Slightly Alkalizing
Almonds, Artichokes (Jerusalem), Brussel Sprouts, Cherries, Chestnuts (dry, Coconut (fresh), Cow’s Milk and Whey (raw), Cream (fresh, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Eggs, Goat’s Milk and Whey (raw), Honey (raw), Leeks, Margarine, Mushrooms, Neutral Butter (fresh, Oils (except olive), Okra, Olive Oil, Olives (ripe), Onions, Pickles (homemade), Poultry (white meat), Radishes, raw), roasted), Sea Salt, Sesame Seeds (whole), Soy Beans (dry), Soy Cheese, Soy Milk, Spices, Sprouted Grains, Tofu, Tomatoes (less sweet), Tomatoes (sweet), unsalted), Vinegar (sweet brown rice), Yeast (nutritional flakes), Yogurt (plain)
Moderately Acidifying
Adzuki, Bananas (green), Barley (rye), Beans (mung, Dry Coconut, Fructose, garbanzo), Blueberries, Bran, Butter, Cereals (unrefined), Cheeses, Crackers (unrefined rye, Cranberries, Goat’s Milk, Honey (pasteurized), Ketchup, kidney, Maple Syrup (unprocessed), Milk (homogenized), Molasses (un-sulfured and organic), Most Nuts, Mustard, Oats (rye, Olives (pickled), organic), Pasta (whole grain), Pastry (whole grain and honey), pinto, Plums, Popcorn (with salt and/or butter), Potatoes, Prunes, Rice (basmati and brown), rice and wheat), Seeds (pumpkin, Soy Sauce, sunflower), Wheat Bread (sprouted organic)
Extremely Acidifying
Artificial Sweeteners, Beef, Beer, Breads, Brown Sugar, Carbonated Soft Drinks, Cereals (refined), Chocolate, Cigarettes and Tobacco, Coffee, Cream of Wheat (unrefined), Custard (with white sugar), Deer, Drugs, Fish, Flour (white wheat), Fruit Juices with Sugar, Jams, Jellies, Lamb, Liquor, Maple Syrup (processed), Molasses (sulfured), Pasta (white), Pastries and Cakes from White Flour, Pickles (commercial), Pork, Poultry (dark meat), Sugar (white), Table Salt (refined and iodized), Tea (black), White Bread, White Vinegar (processed), Whole Wheat Foods, Wine, Yogurt (sweetened)
The above lists are a compilation of information taken from two web sites:
The Wolfe Clinic web site at:
and the Essense-of-Life web site at:
WARNING – an alkalizing diet will deplete your body of potassium. You must take potassium supplements while on this diet. The amount of potassium you need many vary, but athletes who sweat a lot need three or four grams (1000 mg) a day of additional potassium.


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