Sea Veggies Collard Greens
Parsnips (high glycemic)
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
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
Umeboshi Wakame ALKALIZING FRUITS
Tropical Fruits Extremely Alkaline Fruits Lemon* Moderately Alkaline Fruits Apple Figs
Grapes Nectarine* Pear
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
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
Ginger Thyme Cumin Garlic
Sea Salt Himalayan Salt
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
Bran, Oat Corn
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
Almond Milk Moderately Acidic Beans Black Beans Kidney Beans Pinto Beans
White Beans Lima Beans ACIDIFYING NUTS & BUTTERS
Dried Coconut Moderately Acidic Nuts Peanuts
Walnuts Pistachio Hazelnuts Cashewnuts Brazil Nuts Macadamia Nuts ACIDIFYING ANIMAL PROTEIN
Beef Bacon Veal
Venison Lamb Haddock
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
Lard ACIDIC SPICES & SEASONINGS Chili Pepper
Mustard Tabasco Wasabi Ketchup Tamari Miso Soy Sauce Vinegar Yeast Pickles ACIDIFYING SWEETENERS
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.
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.
Thank you Jack! Hope you are also reading my free e-book that is on the Home page.
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
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
Excellent Info! I am sharing this on my facebook page….ALOHA
Thank you Paige! And thank you for sharing :) Aloha!!
Thanks a lot Darryl for sharing such valuable knowledge
You’re most welcome Shahin!
This seems very interesting, will help me combat my acidity problem in a simple and efficient way.
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.
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.
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
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.
Hi Muzira, Thanks for writing in. Eat more of protein rich foods like grains, beans, peas, nuts, sprouts, legumes, lentils and vegetables. All the Best! Darryl
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.
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
You’re very welcome Jude. Thanks for sharing this fundamental education with others too. God Bless!
How come you put chestnuts in both columns?
Thanks for pointing out the error Wael. They are alkaline forming. I’ve corrected this in the chart. Regards, Darryl
Hi, is neem alkaline or acidic?
It is Alkaline
Thanks Darryl, my list of food that was giving me allergy is now transformed in a list of alkaline foods. Thank you, very much !!!
You’re most welcome Nilza
Dear Darryl, what an amazing health journey you have and being so giving to share your knowledge with the world. I just downloaded the book as am going through my own journey of health and digestive issues. Since you mentioned, we are all unique beings, I really want to connect with you to be able to find the answers I am looking for. I have 100 percent belief in mind body healing through natural therapy. With gratitude, thank you so much.
Thank You Rajinder. Sorry I don’t do one to one consultations anymore due to lack of time. Since many people are asking for my help, I’m doing a series of full day intensive health workshops in different Indian metro cities. Sep schedule is on my web page https://becomehealthyorextinct.com/therapy If you’re not able to attend them please read my book on https://becomehealthyorextinct.com and you will begin to find solutions for your problems. Kind Regards, Darryl
Thanks Darryl for sharing the food details. I show your video on Tedx and I am also suffering from several chronic illnesses. I was continuously searching a guide on alkaline foods as a last hope to recover. And I found you. Darryl, kindly help me to setup a similar example to others who are suffering from same trauma as me. Just like you did. Thanks for all the support.. Stay blessed.. !!
Thank You Umesh. Sorry I don’t do one to one consultations anymore due to lack of time. Since many people are asking for my help, I’m doing a series of full day intensive health workshops in different Indian metro cities. Sep schedule is on my web page https://becomehealthyorextinct.com/therapy If you’re not able to attend them please read my book on https://becomehealthyorextinct.com and you will begin to find solutions for your problems. Kind Regards, Darryl
Hi Darryl, i would be interested to attend your seminar in Delhi. Please let me know.
Ok Vaibhav. Please whatsapp me your name, city and interest on 9821758877. Will keep you informed about my next program in Delhi. Thanks!
This page says that all meats are acidic. However, where do insects such as crickets, grasshoppers, mealworms and superworms fit into the acidic/alkaline scale? I consider insects to be meat. Also, where gram grasses such as wheatgrass and barley grass fit into the scale? With wheatgrass, I’m talking about the phase of the plant before it harvested as wheat.
Insects such as crickets, grasshoppers, mealworms and superworms fall into the acidic scale. Raw grasses will fall in the mildly or moderately alkaline scale. Once the wheatgrass is dried up naturally and turns light brown in color, it becomes acidic.