Lists of Acidic and Alkalizing Foods

When consuming foods, there’s more to foods other than being conscious about the calories that these foods contain and the gain that you put on. The foods that you consume every single day have its effects to the chemical balance that you have in the body and once disrupted this may cause some health complications.

If you are currently experiencing some health issues like fatigue, headaches, or some recurring allergic reactions, colds or fever, you may be having chemical imbalance. And to address this problem, you have to eat the right type of foods to help restore the chemical balance that would lead to a healthy and normal level.

Understanding pH Level

The body normally contains both acid and alkaline at a certain level which is at a normal range. Such acidity or alkalinity is measured using a pH scale that runs from 0 to 14; a level that is said to be neutral is 7, and lesser than level 7 already acidic and over 7 is said to be alkaline. In essence the body is better to be inclined to an alkaline state than an acidic one.

Many factors can be attributed as to why pH level becomes acidic and once this is reached, it is best for the body to have sufficient alkaline to recover its neutral pH level state and eliminate all the excess acids that may be trapped inside one’s body. If this is not done, then one’s body may be at risk of acidosis which is related to the occurrence of all sorts of diseases and illnesses that may run from moderate to severe types.

Foods that must be avoided

To help one from being overly acidic or if the case is that an illness is brought by over acidity then it is proper to aim for the body’s chemical level, pH, to be at normal range. Another way to maintain a body that is alkaline is to practice the alkaline diet.

Practicing the alkaline diet may be too hard for some because of the foods that it comprises as well as some of the foods that needs to be avoided. To restore body’s normal pH level of the body, there are certain foods that need to be avoided and such foods are those that people love eating are the following:

  • Meat
  • Dairy products
  • Other meat products
  • Chocolate
  • Seafood
  • Condiments
  • Alcohol
  • Instant foods
  • Carbonated drinks
  • Coffee and many other foods.

These foods are what people normally love eating and unfortunately, these foods are rich in acid which makes the body be more acidic.

Foods that should be eaten more of 

A basic rule in the alkaline diet, a daily meal must consist of ¾ alkaline, for every meal that one eats there should be 3 times more alkaline than the acid that it has. And to help one have an idea of the foods that contain high sources of alkaline, following below are the foods that may be good to eat.

Vegetables- these are carrots, cabbage, artichokes, radish, watercress, lettuce, garlic, turnip, asparagus, peas, onion, leeks, celery, chives, Brussels sprouts kale and cucumber.

Fruits- these are lemon, avocado, lime, watermelon, grapefruit, apple, pear, cantaloupe, peach, grapes, berries and banana.

Nuts, Grains, and Seeds- these are sesame, pumpkin, flax, sunflower, lentils and almond.

Drinks- vegetable juice, water, almond milk, non sweet soya milk and herbal teas.

Fats and Oils- flax, olive, coconut and evening primrose.

Because of the extensive researches made on alkaline diet, there are some variations on the level of alkalinity in the foods that is said to be alkaline. The level of alkaline that these foods contain differ from one another. And the basic idea is to eat more of these leafy vegetables and limit or better yet avoid meat products, dairy products, sweets and others.

Alkaline rich foods have the following sub categories to identify with:

  • Heavy alkaline have a pH level equal to 8.5 to 9
  • Moderate alkaline have a pH level equal to 7.5 to 8
  • Light alkaline have a pH level equal to 7
  • Lemon- has 9 pH level

-Best for treating sore throats, colds, heartburn, coughs, as well as gastrointestinal problems

  • Watermelon- has 9 pH level


  • Agar- has 8.5 pH level

-Is more healthier than gelatin and is best type of alternative

  • Cayenne (Capsicum) and Cantaloupe-has pH level of 8.5

-Good for the endocrine glands

-Non-irritating and stimulating alternative to treating the body

  • Figs, dried dates, Karengo,  Kudzu root, Kelp Melons, Limes, Mango, Papaya and Parsley- has 8.5 pH level

-Purifies and cleanses the kidneys

  • Watercress, sweet and seedless grapes, seaweeds and asparagus-has 8.5 pH level

-Helps reduce acid


  • Kiwi, Endive and some fruit juices- has 8.5 pH level

-Its natural source of sugar is rich in alkaline

  • Passion fruit, pineapples, sweet grapes, sweet pears, Umeboshi plums, vegetable juice and Raisins- has 8.5 pH level

-Sweetness of some vegetable will vary on the fruit type
-Natural sugars provide rich source of alkaline

  • Alfalfa sprouts, Apricots, and Sweet Apples-has 8 pH level

-Rich and full of enzymes properties

-Easily digested

  • Flour and Arrowroot-has 8 pH level

-High source of calcium

-May be used for corn flour substitute

  • Ripe Bananas, Avocados, Berries, Carrots, Celery, Currants, Figs, Fresh Dates and Garlic-has 8 pH level

-Converts acid foods to alkaline foods to at least 5 pH level

  • Gooseberry, Guavas, Grapes(less sweet), Grapefruits, Green Leafy Vegetables, Green Leafy Herbs, Sweet Peaches, Nectarine, Pears(less sweet), Fresh Sweet Pears, Persimmon, Spinach, Sea Salt Veggies and Sweet Pumpkin- has 8 pH levels.

-helps raise alkalinity

  • Bamboo Shoots, Sour Apples, Green Fresh Beans, Beets, Bell Pepper, Broccoli, Caulis, Carob and Cabbage- has 7.5 pH level

-high source of minerals

-Coca substitute

  • Fresh Ginger, Daikon, Sour Grapes, Kale, Kohlrabi, Green Pale Lettuce, Oranges, Parsnip, Peaches(less sweet), Peas(less sweet), Skinned Potatoes, Pumpkin(less sweet), Raspberry, Sapote, Squash and Strawberry-has 7.5 pH levels

-for people who likes less sweetness

  • Tamari and Sweet Fresh Corn- has 7.5 pH level
  • Apple Cider and Turnip- has 7.5 pH level

-unpasteurized and raw helps aid in digestion process

  • Almonds- has pH level 7

-just soak in water for 12 hrs. and peel the skin when eating

  • Brussels Sprouts, Barley-Malt Sweetener, Jerusalem Artichokes, Cherries, Brown-rice syrup, Fresh Coconuts, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Raw Honey, Miso, Mushrooms, Leeks, Ripe Olives and Okra-has 7 pH level

-best eaten when tree-ripened or sun-dried

  • Pickles and Onions-has 7 pH level
  • Sea salt Veggies and Radish- has 7 pH level

-contains sea minerals when dried and at a minimal temperature

  • Spices-has 7 pH level
  • Sweet tomatoes, Taro, Water Chestnut, Sweetened Brown-rice vinegar, Amaranth, Roaster Dry Chestnuts, Globe Artichoke, Essene Bread, Softly Cooked egg yolk- has 7 pH level

-well-chewed grain contains more alkaline
-grains that have sprouts are more alkaline

  • Raw Whey and Goat’s Milk-has 7 pH level

-its rich sources of sodium helps in digestion

  • Homemade Mayonnaise, Horseradish, Olive oil, Quinoa, Millet, Rhubarb and Sesame Seeds (whole)-has 7 pH level

-contains rich sources of calcium

  • Soy Milk, Soy beans(dry), Sprouted Grains and Soy Cheese-has 7 pH level

-aids in digestion and is high in alkaline

Acid rich foods have the following sub categories to identify with:

  • Heavy acid have a pH level equal to 5 to 5.5
  • Moderate acid have a pH level equal to 6 to 6.5
  • Light acid up to Neutral have a pH level equal to 7
  • Carbonated Drinks and Beef has pH level 5.5 and Artificial Sweeteners has 5 pH level

-mineral leaching

  • Wheat or White Flour, Drugs and Cigarettes-has 5.5 pH level


  • Goat, Lamb, Pastries, Cakes made out of white flours, White Sugar and Pork-has 5.5 pH level

-over consumption may lead to partial blindness

-Cancer prone

  • Beer-has 5.5 pH level
  • Well brewed or Good Quality- has 5.5 pH level
  • Fast Brewed-has 5 pH level
  • Brown Sugar-has 5.5 pH level

-or can also be white sugar turned into golden syrup

  • Chicken, Deer, Chocolates and Coffee-has 5.5 pH level
  • Jams, Custard that contain white sugar, Jellies and Liquor-has 5.5 pH level
  • Semolina, White Pasta, Rabbit, Iodized or Refined Salt, Wheat Bread, Black Tea, Turkey, Processed Vinegar(white), and White rice-has 5.5 pH level
  • Cigarette (rolled), Wheat Cream(Unrefined), Fruit Juice that has sugar, Maple Syrup(processed), Fish, Commercial Pickles, Sulfured Molasses, Rice, Refined Bread out of Corn, Oats, Rye, Shellfish, Refined Cereals, Wheat Germ and Whole Wheat Products-has 6 pH level
  • Wine-has 6 pH level

-commonly this may be acidic however good red wine taken 4 ounces every day helps build blood

  • Sweetened Yogurt-has 6 pH level
  • Buckwheat, Green Bananas, Sharp Cheeses, Rice Bread, Corn, Hard Boiled Egg, Ketchup, Mayonnaise, Oats, Peanuts, Pasta(whole grain), Honey pastry and Wholegrain, Skinned Potatoes, Buttered and Salted Popcorn, Brown rice, Basmati Rice, Tapioca, Soy Sauce(commercial), Organic Sprouted Wheat Bread has 6.5 pH level
  • Bran, Barley Malted Syrup, Barley, Unrefined Cereals, Cashews, Cranberries and Cornmeal-has 7 pH level
  • Pasteurized Honey, Fructose, Lentils, Maple Syrup(processed), Macadamias, Homogenized Milk, Dairy Products(processed), Organic Molasses (unsulfured)-has 7 pH level

-high sources of iron

  • Nutmeg, Mustard, Buttered Popcorn plain, Pistachios, Unrefined Wheat or Rice Crackers, Sprouted Organic Rye Bread, Rye Grains, Sunflower or Pumpkin Seeds, Brazil Nuts, Walnuts, Salted Butte, Blueberries, Mild Crumbly Cheese- has 7 pH level

-may be difficult to digest

-forms mucous

  • Rye Crackers(unrefined), Adzuki, Dried Mung, Kidney, Garbanzo Beans, Pinto-has 7 pH level
  • Dry Coconut, Egg whites, Goat’s Milk (homogenized), Pecans, Pickled Olives, Prunes, Spelt, and Plums-has 7 pH levels.

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