PH Acid-Base Balance:

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Alkaline Forming Vegetables Are:
AlfalfaBarley GrassBeet GreensBeetsBroccoliCabbage
CarrotCauliflowerCeleryChard GreensChlorellaCollard Greens
CucumberDandelionsDulceEdible FlowersEggplantFermented Veggies
GarlicGreen BeansGreen PeasMustard GreensNightshade VeggiesOnions
KaleKohlrabiLettuceMushroomsParsnips (High Glycemic)Peas
PeppersPumpkinRadishesRutabagaSea VeggiesSpinach, Green
SpirulinaSproutsSweet PotatoesTomatoesWatercressWheat Grass
Wild Greens

Alkaline Forming Oriental Vegetables Are:
DaikonDandelion RootKombuMaitakeNoriReishiShitakeUmeboshiWakame

Alkaline Forming Fruits Are:
AppleApricotAvocadoBanana (high glycemic)BerriesBlackberries
CantaloupeCherries, SourCoconut, FreshCurrantsDates, DriedFigs, Dried
GrapesGrapefruitHoneydew MelonLemonsLimesMuskmelons
RaspberriesRhubarbStrawberriesTangerineTomatoTropical Fruits
Umeboshi PlumsWatermelon

Alkaline Forming Proteins Are:
AlmondsChestnutsMilletTempeh (Fermented)Tofu (Fermented)Whey Protein Powder

Alkaline Forming Sweetners Are:
Agave NecterHoneyStevia (Liquid And Powdered Forms)

Alkaline Forming Spices And Seasonings Are:
Chili PepperCinnamonCurryGingerHerbs (All)MisoMustardSea SaltTamari

Alkaline Forming Other Foods Are:
Alkaline Antioxidant WaterApple Cider Vinegar (Non-Pasturized)Bee PollenFresh Fruit Juice
Green Vegetable JuicesLecithin GranulesMineral WaterMolasses, Blackstrap
Probiotic CulturesSoured Dairy Products (Non-Pasturized)

Alkaline Forming Minerals Are:
Calcium: PH 12Cesium: PH 14Magnesium: PH 9Potassium: PH 14Sodium: PH 14

Acid Forming Vegetables Are:
CornLentilsOlivesWinter Squash

Acid Forming Fruits Are:
BlueberriesCanned Or Glazed FruitsCranberriesCurrantsPlumbs**Prunes**

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

Acid Forming Grains And Grain Products Are:
AmaranthBarleyBran, OatBran, WheatBreadCornCornstarchCrackers, Soda
Flour, WheatFlour, WhiteHemp Seed FlourKamutMacaroniNoodlesOatmealOats (Rolled)
QuinolaRice (All)Rice CakesRyeSpaghettiSpeltWheat GermWheat

Acid Forming Beans And Legumes Are:
Almond MilkBlack BeansChick PeasGrean PeasKidney BeansLentils
Pinto BeansRed BeansRice MilkSoy BeansSoy MilkWhite Beans

Acid Forming Dairy Products Are:
ButterCheeseCheese (Processed)Ice CreamIce Milk

Acid Forming Nuts And Butters Are:
CashewsLegumesPeanut ButterPeanutsPecansTahiniWalnuts

Acid Forming Animal Proteins Are:
BaconBeefCarpClamsCodCorned BeefFishHaddockLamb
LobsterMusselsOrgan MeatsOystersPikePorkRabbitSalmonSardines

Acid Forming Fats And Oils Are:
AvacodoButterCanola OilCorn OilFlax Seed OilHemp Seed Oil
LardOlive OilSafflower OilSesame OilSunflower Oil

Acid Forming Sweetners Are:
Brown SugarCarobCorn SyrupPowdered SugarWhite Sugar

Acid Forming Alcohols Are:
Beer PH 2.5Hard LiquorSpiritsWine

Acid Forming Other Foods Are:
CatsupCocoaCoffee PH 4MustardPepperSoft Drinks PH 2Vinegar

Acid Forming Drugs And Chemicals Are:
AspirinChemicalsDrugs (Medicinal)Drugs (Psychedelic)HerbicidesPesticidesTobacco

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

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

There are several versions of the Acidic and Alkaline Food chart to be found in different books and on the Internet. The following foods are sometimes attributed to the Acidic side of the chart and sometimes to the Alkaline side. Remember, you don't need to adhere strictly to the Alkaline side of the chart, just make sure a good percentage of the foods you eat come from that side.

The Following Could Be Classified As Acid Forming Or Alkaline Forming Foods:
Brazil NutsBrussel SproutsBuckwheatCashewsChickenCorn
Cottage CheeseEggsFlax SeedsGreen TeaHerbal TeaHoney
KombuchaLima BeansMaple SyrupNutsOrganic Milk (Unpasteurized)Potatoes (White)
Pumpkin SeedsQuinoaSauerkrautSoy ProductsSprouted SeedsSquashes
Sunflower SeedsTomatoesYogurt

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease; research is ongoing.

Representative PH Values
Substance pH
Hydrochloric Acid, 10M -1.0
Lead-acid battery 0.5
Gastric acid 1.5 To 2.0
Lemon juice 2.4
Cola 2.5
Vinegar 2.9
Orange or apple juice 3.5
Beer 4.5
Acid Rain 5.0
Coffee 5.0
Tea or healthy skin 5.5
Milk 6.5
Pure Water 7.0
Healthy human saliva 6.5 to 7.4
Blood 7.34 to 7.45
Seawater 7.7 to 8.3
Hand soap 9.0 to 10.0
Household ammonia 11.5
Bleach 12.5
Household lye 13.5

PH Balance Information Water Is Water. Period

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