Acidic-Alkaline Foods

ALKALIZING VEGETABLES
Artichoke
Grasses
Beet Greens
Carrot
Chard Greens
Chlorella
Spirulina
Sea Veggies
Collard Greens
Dandelions
Dulce
Edible Flowers
Fermented Veggies
Green Peas
Kohlrabi
Mustard Greens
Nightshade Veggies
Parsnips (high glycemic)
Rutabaga
Sweet Potatoes
Wild Greens
Squashes
 
Highly Alkaline Vegetables
Bell Peppers (Capsicum)
Cucumber
Radishes
Spinach
Cabbage
Avocado
Celery
Parsley
Kale
Kelp
Broccoli
Basil
Sprouts
Sour Lime*
 
Moderately Alkaline Vegetables
Alfalfa
Lettuce
Peas
Pumpkin
Beets
Cauliflower
Green Beans
Coriander
Onions
Endive
Turnip
Okra
Green Tomato
 
Mildly Alkaline Vegetables
Eggplant
Red Tomatoes
Brussels Sprouts
Leeks
Chives
Zucchini
Swede
Mint
 
Alkaline forming Vegetables
Watercress
Seaweed
Asparagus
 
ALKALIZING ORIENTAL VEGETABLES
Maitake
Daikon
Dandelion Root
Shitake
Kombu
Reishi
Nori
Umeboshi
Wakame
 
ALKALIZING FRUITS
Berries
Rhubarb
Tangerine*
Tropical Fruits
 
Extremely Alkaline Fruits
Lemon*
 
Moderately Alkaline Fruits
Apple
Figs
Grapes
Nectarine*
Pear
Orange*
Raspberries
Grapefruit*
 
Mildly Alkaline Fruits
Cherries
Coconut
 
Alkaline forming Fruits
Honeydew Melon
Muskmelons
Kiwi
Passion Fruit
Umeboshi Plums
 
*Citrus fruits may seem acidifying when tested externally, but have an alkalinizing effect once inside the digestive system.
 
ALKALIZING PROTEIN
Millet
Quinoa
Buckwheat
Tempeh (fermented)
Whey Protein Powder
Mildly Alkaline Protein
Almonds
Chestnuts
Flax
Sesame seeds
Sunflower seeds
Pumpkin seeds
Tofu
Yogurt
 
ALKALIZING FATS & OILS
Avocado Oil
Coconut Oil
Olive Oil
Flax Oil
 
ALKALIZING SPICES & SEASONINGS
Cinnamon
Curry
Ginger
Thyme
Cumin
Garlic
Sea Salt
Himalayan Salt
Tamari
All Herbs
 
ACIDIFYING VEGETABLES
Potato
Corn
Mushrooms
Winter Squash
 
ACIDIFYING FRUITS
Canned or Glazed Fruits
Dried Fruit
 
Moderately Acidic Fruits
Blueberries
Cranberries
Blackberries
Olives
Prunes
Mango
Mangosteen
Guava
Papaya
Strawberries
Banana (high glycemic)
 
Mildly Acidic Fruits
Cantaloupe
Currants
Dates
Plums
Raisins
Sweet Cherry
Watermelon
Pineapple
Apricot
Peach
 
ACIDIFYING GRAINS, GRAIN PRODUCTS
Amaranth
Bran, Wheat
Bran, Oat
Corn
Cornstarch
Kamut
Oatmeal
Rye
Spelt
Wheat Germ
Noodles
Macaroni
Spaghetti
Soda
 
Extremely Acidic Grain Products
Flour
White Bread
Pasta
Sweets
 
Moderately Acidic Grains, Grain Products
Barley
Bran
Oats
Rice
Rice Cakes
Wheat
Hemp Seed Flour
Cous Cous
Cereals
Biscuits
Pastries
 
ACIDIFYING DAIRY
Milk
Cheese
Paneer
Mayonnaise
Cream
Ice Cream
Margarine
 
Moderately Acidic Dairy
Butter
Crackers
Yogurt (sweetened)
 
ACIDIFYING BEANS & LEGUMES
Chick Peas
Lentils
Rice Milk
Almond Milk
 
Moderately Acidic Beans
Black Beans
Kidney Beans
Pinto Beans
Red Beans
Soy Beans
White Beans
Lima Beans
 
ACIDIFYING NUTS & BUTTERS
Legumes
Peanut Butter
Pecans
Tahini
Dried Coconut
 
Moderately Acidic Nuts
Peanuts
Walnuts
Pistachio
Hazelnuts
Cashewnuts
Brazil Nuts
Macadamia Nuts
 
 ACIDIFYING ANIMAL PROTEIN
Beef
Bacon
Veal
Venison
Lamb
Haddock
Organ Meats
Pork
Rabbit
Turkey
Chicken
Eggs
Fish
Seafood
 
ACIDIFYING FATS & OILS
Hemp Seed Oil
Groundnut Oil
Sunflower Oil
Safflower Oil
Sesame Oil
Canola Oil
Corn Oil
Butter
Lard
 
ACIDIC SPICES & SEASONINGS
Chili
Pepper
Mustard
Tabasco
Wasabi
Ketchup
Tamari
Miso
Soy Sauce
Vinegar
Yeast
Pickles
 
ACIDIFYING SWEETENERS
Carob
Corn Syrup
Honey
Jam
 
Extremely Acidic Sweeteners
Sugar
Artificial Sweeteners
 
ACIDIC BEVERAGES
Alcohol
Coffee
Black Tea
Cocoa
Soft Drinks & Colas

It is common knowledge that non-vegetarians suffer more than vegetarians from acidity. This chart also proves that point since you can see that all meats are acidic. From this chart, you will also begin to see why pure vegetarians too suffer from acidity and all the illnesses caused by acidity. Though vegetarians think that vegetables will keep them alkaline, what they fail to understand is that they counter the alkalinity of vegetables by firstly, using too many spices and secondly, by eating too much of acidifying grains, lentils and beans as part of their staple diet.

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26 Responses to Acidic-Alkaline Foods

  1. Jack Pyle says:

    Vastly helpful information. Thank you. I have been interested in how to make my body less acidic. This makes it easy for me to control my diet to reduce acidity in my body. I am very grateful for your efforts.

  2. Laurie Sage says:

    I really love this! Thank you for sharing it on the Shift network to me. I have printed out the page and am going to eat alkalizing food now. This is such synchronicity…my naturopath just told me to do this also! I am so grateful. Peace in the body is essential! I am in deep appreciation for what you do. I am also going to download your book when I learn how.
    Bless Bless, Laurie Sage

    • maildarryl says:

      You’re most welcome Laurie! It is very easy to download, just click on the big book image on the ‘Home’ page of this website and wait for it to either download on your PC as a file, or for it to open as a new page in your browser. Then click on the Save button. Thank you for your blessings. Love, Darryl

  3. Paige says:

    Excellent Info! I am sharing this on my facebook page….ALOHA

  4. Shahin says:

    Thanks a lot Darryl for sharing such valuable knowledge

  5. Dilip says:

    This seems very interesting, will help me combat my acidity problem in a simple and efficient way.

    • maildarryl says:

      Hi Dilip! I hope you have also downloaded my book on the homepage of this website and read it. There are several other aspects to acidity as explained in the book and Acupressure for the stomach, gall bladder and liver points will be most beneficial. You are most welcome to my 2-day workshop ‘The Natural Health Therapy’ in which I teach Acupressure.

  6. kiran says:

    Hi Darryl, Do we just skip all acidic fruits and veggies (non-veggies) and just eat the alkaline ones? Is it a good choice? Or do we have to balance it out, please explain.

    • Dear Kiran, For good health we should be eating 70% – 80% alkaline food and only 30% – 20% acidic food on a daily level. Please read my book on the homepage of this website to get a complete understanding of this.

  7. vananematu says:

    Hello Darryl! First of all thank you for the important information you have shared with everyone. I have read your book till the acupressure section and I’m wondering about a few things. Is the alkalinity of fresh vegetables/fruits changing when you cook them (boil, steam, fry and so on)? And the other way around with acidic foods? I have heard that a chickens egg which is alkaline changes to acidic when you cook it. Another thing is that, what’s the difference in your acidic/alkaline food chart between “alkalizing”, “alkaline forming” and “alkaline” foods and same with “acidifying”, “acidic” foods? Thank you!

    • You’re most welcome Vanane! Yes, the alkalinity of fresh vegetables/fruits goes down by 15% to 25% when you cook them, with frying reducing the alkalinity by about 25% (depends on which oil you use). Acidic foods also become more acidic by about 15% after you cook them. The yoke of a chicken’s raw egg is acidic and the white is alkaline, but when you cook it, both become acidic. Alkalizing & Alkaline Forming are basically the same, which is the net effect their digestive mass has, after it has passed the duodenum into the intestines. Alkaline is the pH of a food that is measured before it is eaten. Most Alkaline Foods are Alkalizing in nature. The same reasoning goes for Acidifying & Acidic Foods. Regards, Darryl

  8. Zephyr says:

    I read your book and have been practicing your nutrition philosophy to the letter. The thing though is that I have lost a lot of weight, and have recently been contemplating doing some body building to gain some reasonable muscle and maintain good body outlook. Please advice me on what body building diet should constitute, or on an alternative way for me to gain reasonable muscle.

  9. Charlotte Metsälä says:

    How come berries are on both side? My 1 years 4 months old child has an allergic reflux and structural reflux and had toxic clostridium difficile (now not toxic anymore but clostridium is still +++ = a lot of bacteria). Fruits cause allergic reflux and berries, because of their acidity cause structural reflux. At the moment we don’t have a single suitable fruit or berry for her.

    • The sweet berries on the right are acidic and the sour berries on left are alkaline. Your child is quite a sereve case and needs expert advice. I would suggest treatment of the stomach with acupressure or acupuncure to heal the reflux problem first. Then a gentle, but long drawn Liver Detox… not the 2 day intese one given in my book.

  10. Jude Dexter Nathan says:

    Hello Darryl, it was really good to understand each and every part of our body functions. This also make us aware of our food intake. We take our body for granted without knowing the consequences we go through when we fall sick. I will make this my routine to learn and adapt to the wonderfull information your book gives, and will pass on to goodness to my near and dear ones. Thank you for this wonderfull information. God Bless

  11. Wael says:

    How come you put chestnuts in both columns?

  12. Nilza says:

    Thanks Darryl, my list of food that was giving me allergy is now transformed in a list of alkaline foods. Thank you, very much !!!

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