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Your Bodies PH.

A list of Acid / Alkaline Forming Foods Your body pH affects everything…

Balancing the pH is a major step toward well-being and greater health.

The pH scale is from 0 – 14
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 healthy 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

Human blood pH should be slightly alkaline ( 7.35 – 7.45 ). Below or above this range means symptoms and disease. 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.

An acidic balance will: decrease the body’s ability to absorb minerals and other nutrients, decrease the energy production in the cells, decrease it’s ability to repair damaged cells, decrease it’s ability to detoxify heavy
metals, make tumor cells thrive, and make it more susceptible to fatigue and illness. A blood pH of 6.9, which is only slightly acidic, can induce coma and death.

The reason acidosis is more common in our society is mostly due to the typical American diet, which is far too high in acid producing animal products like meat, eggs and dairy, and far too low in alkaline producing foods like fresh vegetables. Additionally, we eat acid producing processed foods like white flour and sugar and drink acid producing beverages like coffee and soft drinks. We use too many drugs, which are acid forming; and we use artificial chemical sweeteners like NutraSweet, Spoonful, Sweet ‘N Low, Equal, or Aspartame, which are poison and extremely acid forming. One of the best things we can do to correct an overly acid body is to clean up the diet and lifestyle.

To maintain health, the diet should consist of 60% alkaline forming foods and 40% acid forming foods. To restore health, the diet should consist of 80% alkaline forming foods and 20% acid forming foods.

Generally, alkaline forming foods include: most fruits, green vegetables, peas, beans, lentils, spices, herbs and seasonings, and seeds and nuts.

Generally, acid forming foods include:

  • meat
  • fish
  • poultry
  • eggs
  • grains
  • legumes

Shifting Your pH Toward Alkaline…

This chart is for those trying to “adjust” their body pH. The pH scale is from 0 to 14, with numbers below 7 acidic ( low on oxygen ) and numbers above 7 alkaline. An acidic body is a sickness magnet. What you eat and drink will impact where your body’s pH level falls. Balance is Key !!!

This chart is intended only as a general guide to alkalizing and acidifying foods.

…ALKALINE FOODS… …ACIDIC FOODS…

  • ALKALIZING VEGETABLES ACIDIFYING
    • Alfalfa VEGETABLES
    • Barley Grass Corn
    • Beet Greens Lentils
    • Beets Olives
    • Broccoli Winter
    • Cabbage Squash
    • Carrot
    • CauliflowerACIDIFYING
    • Celery FRUITS
    • Chard Greens Blueberries
    • Chlorella Canned or Collard Greens Glazed
    • Cucumber Fruits
    • Dandelions Cranberries
    • Dulce Currants
    • Edible Flowers Plums**
    • Eggplant Prunes**
    • Fermented Veggies
    • Garlic ACIDIFYING
    • Green Beans GRAINS, Green Peas GRAIN
    • Kale PRODUCTS
    • Kohlrabi Amaranth
    • Lettuce Barley
    • Mushrooms Bran, oat
    • Mustard Greens Bran, wheat
    • Nightshade Veggies Bread
    • Onions Corn
    • Parsnips (high glycemic) Cornstarch
    • Peas Crackers, Peppers soda
    • Pumpkin Flour,Radishes wheat
    • Rutabaga Flour, Sea Veggies white
    • Spinach, green Hemp Seed
    • Spirulina Flour
    • Sprouts Kamut
    • Sweet Potatoes Macaroni
    • Tomatoes Noodles
    • Watercress Oatmeal
    • Wheat Grass Oats
    • Wild Greens (rolled)
    • Quinoa
  • ALKALIZING ORIENTAL VEGETABLES
    • rice (all)
    • Daikon Rice Cakes
    • Dandelion Root Rye
    • Kombu Spaghetti
    • Maitake Spelt
    • Nori Wheat Germ
    • Reishi Wheat
    • Shitake
    • Umeboshi ACIDIFYING
    • Wakame BEANS & LEGUMES
  • ALKALIZING FRUITS
    • Almond Milk
    • Apple Black Beans
    • Apricot Chick Peas
    • Avocado Green Peas
    • Banana (high glycemic) Kidney
    • Berries Beans
    • Blackberries Lentils
    • Cantaloupe Pinto Beans
    • Cherries, sour Red Beans
    • Coconut, fresh Rice Milk
    • Currants Soy Beans
    • Dates, dried Soy Milk
    • Figs, dried White Beans
    • Grapes
    • Grapefruit ACIDIFYING
    • Honeydew Melon DAIRY
    • Lemon Butter
    • Lime Cheese
    • Muskmelons Cheese
    • Nectarine Processed
    • Orange Ice Cream
    • Peach Ice Milk
    • Pear
    • Pineapple ACIDIFYING
    • Raisins NUTS & Raspberries BUTTERS
    • Rhubarb Cashews
    • Strawberries Legumes
    • Tangerine Peanut
    • Tomato Butter
    • Tropical Fruits Peanuts
    • Umeboshi Plums Pecans
    • Watermelon Tahini
    • Walnuts
  • ALKALIZING PROTEIN
    • Almonds ACIDIFYING
    • Chestnuts ANIMAL
    • Millet PROTEIN
    • Tempeh (fermented) Bacon
    • Tofu (fermented) Beef
    • Whey Protein Powder Carp
    • Clams
  • ALKALIZING SWEETENERS
    • Cod
    • Stevia Corned Beef
    • Fish
  • ALKALIZING SPICES & SEASONINGS
    • Haddock
    • Chili Pepper Lamb
    • Cinnamon Lobster
    • Curry Mussels
    • Ginger Organ Meats
    • Herbs (all) Oyster
    • Miso Pike
    • Mustard Pork
    • Sea Salt Rabbit
    • Tamari Salmon
    • Sardines
  • ALKALIZING OTHER
    • Sausage
    • Alkaline Antioxidant Water Scallops
    • Apple Cider Vinegar Shellfish
    • Bee Pollen Shrimp
    • Fresh Fruit Juice Tuna
    • Green Juices Turkey
    • Lecithin Granules Veal
    • Mineral Water Venison
    • Molasses, blackstrap
    • Probiotic Cultures ACIDIFYING
    • Soured Dairy Products FATS & OILS
    • Veggie Juices Avacado Oil
    • Butter
  • ALKALIZING MINERALS
    • Canola Oil
    • Calcium: pH 12 Corn Oil
    • Cesium: pH 14 Flax Oil
    • Magnesium: pH 9 Hemp Seed
    • Potassium: pH 14 Oil
    • Sodium: pH 14 Lard
    • Olive Oil
    • Safflower

Although it might seem that citrus fruits would have Oil an acidifying effect on the body, the citric acid Sesame Oil they contain actually has an alkalinizing effect in Sunflower the system. Oil

Note that a food’s acid or alkaline forming tendency ACIDIFYING in the body has nothing to do with the actual pH of SWEETENERS the food itself. For example, lemons are very acidic, Carob however the end products they produce after digestion Corn Syrup and assimilation are very alkaline so, lemons are Sugar alkaline forming in the body. Likewise, meat will test alkaline before digestion, but it leaves very ACIDIFYING acidic residue in the body so, like nearly all animal ALCOHOL products, meat is very acid forming.

  • Beer
  • Hard Liquor
  • Spirits
  • Wine
  • ACIDIFYING OTHER FOODS
    • Catsup
    • Cocoa
    • Coffee
    • Mustard
    • Pepper
    • Soft Drinks
    • Vinegar
  • ACIDIFYING DRUGS & CHEMICALS
    • Aspirin
    • Chemicals
    • Drugs – Medicinal
    • Drugs – Psychedelic
    • Herbicides
    • Pesticides
    • Tobacco
  • ACIDIFYING JUNK FOOD
    • Beer: pH 2.5
    • Coca-Cola: pH 2
    • Coffee: pH 4

** These foods leave an alkaline ash but have an acidifying effect on the body.

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