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.
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.
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 sweetners
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.
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.
alkaline forming foods include: most fruits, green
vegetables, peas, beans, lentils, spices, herbs and
seasonings, and seeds and nuts.
acid forming foods include: meat, fish, poultry, eggs,
grains, and 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.
Parsnips (high glycemic)
ALKALIZING ORIENTAL VEGETABLES
Banana (high glycemic)
Whey Protein Powder
ALKALIZING SPICES & SEASONINGS
Alkaline Antioxidant Water
Apple Cider Vinegar
Fresh Fruit Juice
Soured Dairy Products
Calcium: pH 12
Cesium: pH 14
Magnesium: pH 9
Potassium: pH 14
Sodium: pH 14
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.
Canned or Glazed Fruits
ACIDIFYING GRAINS, GRAIN PRODUCTS
Hemp Seed Flour
ACIDIFYING BEANS & LEGUMES
ACIDIFYING NUTS & BUTTERS
ACIDIFYING ANIMAL PROTEIN
ACIDIFYING FATS & OILS
Hemp Seed Oil
ACIDIFYING OTHER FOODS
ACIDIFYING DRUGS & CHEMICALS
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.
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.
Organic Milk (unpasteurized)
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.
Here's a chart that ranks foods from most alkaline to
Foods: Alkaline to Acidic
Cantaloupe, cayenne celery, dates, figs, kelp,
limes, mango, melons, papaya, parsley, seaweeds,
seedless grapes (sweet), watercress.
Asparagus, fruit juices, grapes (sweet),
kiwifruit, passionfruit, pears (sweet),
pineapple, raisins, umeboshi plums, and
Apples (sweet), alfalfa sprouts, apricots,
avocados, bananas (ripe), currants, dates, figs
(fresh), garlic, grapefruit, grapes (less
sweet), guavas, herbs (leafy green), lettuce
(leafy green), nectarine, peaches (sweet), pears
(less sweet), peas (fresh, sweet), pumpkin
(sweet), sea salt (vegetable).
Apples (sour), beans (fresh, green), beets, bell
peppers, broccoli, cabbage, carob, cauliflower,
ginger (fresh), grapes (sour), lettuce (pale
green), oranges, peaches (less sweet), peas
(less sweet), potatoes (with skin), pumpkin
(less sweet), raspberries, strawberries, squash,
sweet Corn (fresh), turnip, vinegar (apple
Almonds, artichokes (jerusalem), brussel
sprouts, cherries, coconut (fresh), cucumbers,
eggplant, honey (raw), leeks, mushrooms, okra,
olives (ripe), onions, pickles (homemade),
radishes, sea salt, spices, tomatoes (sweet),
vinegar (sweet brown rice).
Chestnuts (dry, roasted), egg yolks (soft
cooked), essene bread, goat's milk and whey
(raw), mayonnaise (homemade), olive oil, sesame
seeds (whole), soy beans (dry), soy cheese, soy
milk, sprouted grains, tofu, tomatoes (less
sweet), and yeast (nutritional flakes).
Butter (fresh, unsalted), cream (fresh, raw),
cow's milk and whey (raw), margine, oils (except
olive), and yogurt (plain).
Bananas (green), barley (rye), blueberries,
bran, butter, cereals (unrefined), cheeses,
crackers (unrefined rye, rice and wheat),
cranberries, dried beans (mung, adzuki, pinto,
kidney, garbanzo), dry coconut, egg whites, eggs
whole (cooked hard), fructose, goat's milk
(homogenized), honey (pasteurized), ketchup,
maple syrup (unprocessed), milk (homogenized).
Molasses (unsulferd and organic), most nuts,
mustard, oats (rye, organic), olives (pickled),
pasta (whole grain), pastry (whole grain and
honey), plums, popcorn (with salt and/or
butter), potatoes, prunes, rice (basmati and
brown), seeds (pumpkin, sunflower), soy sauce,
and wheat bread (sprouted organic).
Artificial sweeteners, beef, beer, breads, brown
sugar, carbonated soft drinks, cereals
(refined), chocolate, cigarettes and tobacco,
coffee, cream of wheat (unrefined), custard
(with white sugar), deer, drugs, fish, flour
(white, wheat), fruit juices with sugar, jams,
Liquor, maple syrup (processed), molasses
(sulphured), pasta (white), pastries and cakes
from white flour, pickles (commercial), pork,
poultry, seafood, sugar (white), table salt
(refined and iodized), tea (black), white bread,
white vinegar (processed), whole wheat foods,
wine, and yogurt (sweetened).
Ranked Foods: Alkaline to Acidic
|Highly Alkaline Forming Foods
Baking soda, sea salt, mineral water, pumpkin
seed, lentils, seaweed, onion, taro root, sea
vegetables, lotus root, sweet potato, lime,
lemons, nectarine, persimmon, raspberry,
watermelon, tangerine, and pineapple.
|Moderately Alkaline Forming Foods
Apricots, spices, kambucha, unsulfured molasses,
soy sauce, cashews, chestnuts, pepper, kohlrabi,
parsnip, garlic, asparagus, kale, parsley,
endive, arugula, mustard green, ginger root,
broccoli, grapefruit, cantaloupe, honeydew,
citrus, olive, dewberry, carrots, loganberry,
|Low Alkaline Forming Foods
Most herbs, green tea, mu tea, rice syrup, apple
cider vinegar, sake, quail eggs, primrose oil,
sesame seed, cod liver oil, almonds, sprouts,
potato, bell pepper, mushrooms, cauliflower,
cabbage, rutabaga, ginseng, eggplant, pumpkin,
collard green, pear, avocado, apples (sour),
blackberry, cherry, peach, and papaya.
|Very Low Alkaline Forming Foods
Ginger tea, umeboshi vinegar, ghee, duck eggs,
oats, grain coffee, quinoa, japonica rice, wild
rice, avocado oil, most seeds, coconut oil,
olive oil, flax oil, brussel sprout, beet,
chive, cilantro, celery, okra, cucumber, turnip
greens, squashes, lettuces, orange, banana,
blueberry, raisin, currant, grape, and
|Very Low Acid Forming Foods
Curry, koma coffee, honey, maple syrup, vinegar,
cream, butter, goat/sheep cheese, chicken,
gelatin, organs, venison, fish, wild duck,
triticale, millet, kasha, amaranth, brown rice,
pumpkin seed oil, grape seed oil, sunflower oil,
pine nuts, canola oil, spinach, fava beans,
black-eyed peas, string beans, wax beans,
zucchini, chutney, rhubarb, coconut, guava, dry
fruit, figs, and dates.
|Low Acid Forming Foods
Vanilla, alcohol, black tea, balsamic vinegar,
cow milk, aged cheese, soy cheese, goat milk,
game meat, lamb, mutton, boar, elk, shell fish,
mollusks, goose, turkey, buckwheat, wheat,
spelt, teff, kamut, farina, semolina, white
rice, almond oil, sesame oil, safflower oil,
tapioca, seitan, tofu, pinto beans, white beans,
navy beans, red beans, aduki beans, lima beans,
chard, plum, prune and tomatoes.
|Moderately Acid Forming Foods
Nutmeg, coffee, casein, milk protein, cottage
cheese, soy milk, pork, veal, bear, mussels,
squid, chicken, maize, barley groats, corn, rye,
oat bran, pistachio seeds, chestnut oil, lard,
pecans, palm kernel oil, green peas, peanuts,
snow peas, other legumes, garbanzo beans,
cranberry, and pomegranate.
|Highly Acid Forming Foods
Tabletop sweeteners like (NutraSweet, Spoonful,
Sweet 'N Low, Equal or Aspartame), pudding, jam,
jelly, table salt (NaCl), beer, yeast, hops,
malt, sugar, cocoa, white (acetic acid) vinegar,
processed cheese, ice cream, beef, lobster,
pheasant, barley, cottonseed oil, hazelnuts,
walnuts, brazil nuts, fried foods, soybean, and
soft drinks, especially the cola type. To
neutralize a glass of cola with a pH of 2.5, it
would take 32 glasses of alkaline water with a
pH of 10.
|A list of Acid / Alkaline Forming
Parsnips (high glycemic)
Banana (high glycemic)
Whey Protein Powder
Apple Cider Vinegar
Fresh Fruit Juice
Alkaline Antioxidant Water
FATS & OILS
Hemp Seed Oil
Hemp Seed Flour
NUTS & BUTTERS
|More Ranked Foods: Alkaline (pH)
to Acidic (pH)
Meditation, Prayer, Peace, Kindness & Love
Acid: Overwork, Anger, Fear,
Jealousy & Stress
| Extremely Alkaline Forming
Foods - pH 8.5 to 9.0
Acid Forming Foods - pH 5.0 to 5.5
9.0 Lemons 1, Watermelon 2
8.5 Agar Agar 3, Cantaloupe,
Cayenne (Capsicum) 4,
Dried dates & figs, Kelp, Karengo, Kudzu
Mango, Melons, Papaya, Parsley 5, Seedless
(sweet), Watercress, Seaweeds
Endive, Kiwifruit, Fruit juices 7, Grapes
(sweet), Passion fruit, Pears (sweet),
Raisins, Umeboshi plum, Vegetable juices 8
5.0 Artificial sweeteners
5.5 Beef, Carbonated soft drinks
& fizzy drinks 38,
Cigarettes (tailor made), Drugs, Flour (white,
39, Goat, Lamb,
Pastries & cakes from white flour,
Pork, Sugar (white) 40
Brown sugar 35,
Chicken, Deer, Chocolate,
Custard with white sugar, Jams, Jellies,
Pasta (white), Rabbit, Semolina, Table
salt refined and iodized, Tea black, Turkey,
bread, White rice, White vinegar (processed).
| Moderate Alkaline - pH 7.5
Acid - pH 6.0 to 6.5
8.0 Apples (sweet), Apricots,
Alfalfa sprouts 9,
Arrowroot, Flour 10,
Avocados, Bananas (ripe),
Berries, Carrots, Celery, Currants, Dates
(fresh), Garlic 11,
Gooseberry, Grapes (less sweet),
Grapefruit, Guavas, Herbs (leafy green),
(leafy green), Nectarine, Peaches (sweet),
(less sweet), Peas (fresh sweet), Persimmon,
Pumpkin (sweet), Sea salt (vegetable) 12, Spinach
7.5 Apples (sour), Bamboo shoots,
Beans (fresh green),
Beets, Bell Pepper, Broccoli, Cabbage;Cauli,
Ginger (fresh), Grapes (sour), Kale,
Kohlrabi, Lettuce (pale green), Oranges,
Peaches (less sweet), Peas (less sweet),
& skin, Pumpkin (less sweet), Raspberry,
Strawberry, Squash 14,
Sweet corn (fresh), Tamari
Vinegar (apple cider) 16
6.0 Cigarette tobacco (roll your
own), Cream of Wheat
(unrefined), Fish, Fruit juices with sugar,
syrup (processed), Molasses (sulphured),
(commercial), Breads (refined) of corn, oats,
rye, Cereals (refined) eg weetbix, corn
Shellfish, Wheat germ, Whole Wheat foods 32,
6.5 Bananas (green), Buckwheat,
Corn & rice breads, Egg whole (cooked
Ketchup, Mayonnaise, Oats, Pasta (whole
Pastry (wholegrain & honey), Peanuts,
(with no skins), Popcorn (with salt &
(basmati), Rice (brown), Soy sauce
Tapioca, Wheat bread (sprouted organic)
| Slightly Alkaline to Neutral
Acid to Neutral pH 7.0
7.0 Almonds 17, Artichokes
(sweetener-Bronner), Brown Rice Syrup, Brussel
Sprouts, Cherries, Coconut (fresh), Cucumbers,
plant, Honey (raw), Leeks, Miso, Mushrooms,
Olives ripe 18,
Onions, Pickles 19,
Radish, Sea salt 20,
(sweet), Vinegar (sweet brown rice), Water
Amaranth, Artichoke (globe), Chestnuts (dry
roasted), Egg yolks (soft cooked), Essene
Goat's milk and whey (raw) 23,
Mayonnaise (home made), Millet, Olive oil,
Rhubarb, Sesame seeds (whole) 24, Soy beans
(dry), Soy cheese, Soy milk, Sprouted grains 25,
Tempeh, Tofu, Tomatoes (less sweet), Yeast
7.0 Barley malt syrup, Barley,
Bran, Cashews, Cereals
(unrefined with honey-fruit-maple syrup),
Fructose, Honey (pasteurized),
Lentils, Macadamias, Maple syrup
Milk (homogenized) and most processed dairy
products, Molasses (unsulphered organic) 31,
Nutmeg, Mustard, Pistachios, Popcorn &
(plain), Rice or wheat crackers (unrefined),
(grain), Rye bread (organic sprouted), Seeds
(pumpkin & sunflower), Walnuts
Blueberries, Brazil nuts, Butter (salted),
(mild & crumbly) 28,
Crackers (unrefined rye),
Dried beans (mung, adzuki, pinto, kidney,
Dry coconut, Egg whites, Goats
milk (homogenized), Olives (pickled), Pecans,
pH 7.0 Ñ Healthy Body Saliva
pH Range is between 6.4 to 6.8 (on your pH test
(fresh unsalted), Cream (fresh and raw),
Milk (raw cow's) 27,
Oils (except olive),
Whey (cow's), Yogurt (plain)
Match with the numbers above.
Excellent for EMERGENCY SUPPORT for
colds, coughs, sore throats, heartburn, and
Good for a yearly fast. For several days
eat whole melon, chew pips well and eat
also. Super alkalizing food.
Substitute for gelatin, more nourishing.
Stimulating, non-irritating body healer.
Good for endocrine system.
Powerful acid reducer detoxing to produce acid
urine temporarily, causing alkalinity for the
Natural sugars give alkalinity. Added
sugar causes juice to become acid forming.
Depends on vege's content and sweetness.
Enzyme rich, superior digestibility.
calcium content. Cornflour substitute.
Elevates acid food 5.0 in alkaline direction.
Vegetable content raises alkalinity.
Substitute for coca; mineral rich.
squash rates 7.5. Butternut and sweeter
squash rates 8.0.
Genuine fermented for 11Ú2 years otherwise
unpasteurized is a digestive aid to increase
HCL in the stomach. 1 tablespoon, + honey
& water before meals.
12 hours, peel skin to eat.
Sundried, tree ripened, otherwise 6.0.
sea salt and apple cider vinegar.
Contains sea minerals. Dried at low
from 7.0 to 8.0.
Sprouted grains are more alkaline.
Grains chewed well become more alkaline.
sodium to aid digestion.
levels of utilizable calcium. Grind
Alkalinity and digestibility higher.
Heating causes fats to harden and become
forming and hard to digest.
sprouted dry beans rate 7.0.
Contain acid-forming benzoic and quinic acids.
Unrefined wheat is more alkaline.
quality red wine, no more than 4 oz. daily to
quality, well brewed - up to 5.5. Fast
brewed beers drop to 5.0.
are white sugars with golden syrup added.
Organic, fresh ground-up to 5.5.
Cheaper brands drop to 5.0, as does
Bleached - has no goodness.
Poison! Avoid it.
Potential cancer agent. Over-indulgence
may cause partial blindness.
claims are made regarding the therapeutic use of
this product... Plus,
These statements have not been evaluated by the
Food & Drug Administration.
These products are not intended to diagnose,
treat, cure or prevent any disease.