An easy chart to help you plan your daily meals and menu’s. I have mine taped on my refrigerator which I highly recommend!
The most alkaline foods are grated 10, the most acidic are grated 3.
10 Alkaline water, Himalaya sea salt, Celtic sea salt, Raw spinach, Raw Swiss Chard, Raw Brussel sprout, Lemon, Wheatgrass, Spirulina, Chlorella
9,5 Watermelon, Raw Kale, Raw Mustard greens, Fresh Raw Vegetable Juices
9 Raw celery, Cucumber, Endive, Raw Red Cabbage, Sweet Potatoes & Yams, Avocado, Sweet potato, raw Eggplant, Red beet with greens, Chia seeds, Lime, Raspberries, Mango, Persimmon, Pineapple, Artichoke, unroasted dry Pumpkinseeds, Watercress, Sea vegetables, Seaweed, Cilantro, Parsley
8,5 Artichoke, Carrot, Green Peas, Garlic, Ginger, most Lettuce, raw Pumpkin, Green olive, Radish, Hemp seeds, Sesame seeds, Flax, Grapefruit, Cantaloupe melon, Pear, Citrus, Blackberries, Honeydew and most melons, fresh Apricots, fresh Dates & Figs, Grapefruit,Grapes, Kiwi, Nectarine, Papaya, Alfalfa, Cayenne, Cinnamon
8 Apple, ripe Bananas, Oranges, Peaches, Gooseberries, Bell Pepper, Cauliflower, Raw green Cabbage, Jicama root, Pumpkin, Tomato, Kohlrabi, Turnip, Parsnip, Turnip Greens, Wild Rice, Sesame Seeds, Almonds, homemade fresh Almond milk, Unsweetened fresh Fruit Juices, Unsulphured Molasses, Apple Cider Vinegar, Miso
7,5 Blueberries, fresh Coconut, Sapote, Strawberries, Guave, Red Beet without greens, fresh corn, cooked Kale, Broccoli, Brussel sprouts, Eggplant, Radishes, Tofu, Potato with skin, Flax, Millet, Spelt, Quinoa, Tamari, Maple syrup, Chestnuts, Grain Coffee subs, Avocado, most fresh herbs
7 Most tap water and mineral water, pH neutral between 7 and 7,45 Raw Honey, Brown and Basmati rice, Corn & Sunflower oil, unheated
6,5 Green Bananas, Plums, Cooked Green Peas and cooked Spinach, Oats, Buckwheat, Kidney & Pinto beans Sunflowerseeds, whole Wheat, rice and rye crackers, Cornmeal, Rice Vinegar, Soy Cheese, Soy Sauce, Carob, Tea, Mature coconut/brown, Couscous, Chickpeas
6 Date, figs and other dried fruits, cooked Cranberries, Black eyed peas, peeled Potatoes, most pickles, cooked Zucchini, Corn bread & tortillas, most whole wheat breads, Rye, Wheat, Pistachios, Pine nuts, Soy, rice and almond milk ( store bought ), pumpkin and grape seed oil, processed maple syrup, hummus
5,5 Pomegranate, Garbanzo beans, Lima beans, processed cereals, white rice, white and wheat flour, Brazil nuts, Walnuts, Pecans, Sesame oil, Almond oil, Sports drinks, Brown Sugar, Chocolate, Tapioca, Ketchup, Mustard, Vanilla, cooked Swiss chard
5 most canned vegetables, mayonaise, Navy beans, barley, oat bran, rice cakes, most wine, stevia, balsamic vinegar, table salt
4,5 White pasta, Alcohol, Coffee, Black tea, Coffee, sugar added juices, sugar added jams and jellies, pastries made of white flour, white sugar, cacao powder
4 white bread flower tortillas, artificial sweeteners, sugary granolas, white vinegar
3,5 most roasted nuts, palm oil, carbonated soft drinks except cola, that is even lower, all animal products fall between 6,5 and 3
3 Cola light?! The “perfect” combination of artificial sweeteners, cafeine and carbonated water … but of course 0 calorie! french fries, fried food, Stress and worrying, Sleep deprivation, Wine, Tabacco, Microwaved food, packaged meals and food ( watch for ingredients like additives, preservatives, colourings, all acidic for the body )
How to use this list?
For a nice balanced pH level it is advised to enjoy about 70% to 85% of your foods from the top of the list, between 7 and 10.
The remaining 20 to 30% can be more acidic, like 5 and 6, 4 and lower should be avoided or in small quantities like raw cacao nibs etc. And ofcourse always choose foods that actualy add nutritional value to your diet like buckwheat, oatmeal or kidney beans. Let’s say the most sensible choices and not the empty calories.
I love to share this with you and show you how easy and doable it is to add more alkalizing foods to your daily diet. Add, remove and replace with something new. And no, you do not have to go 100% raw to create a pH balanced bodY!
Try it for a day! Give your body what it needs. Great nutrients, energy, alkalizing goodness and suprise your taste buds, cells and organs. You have nothing to loose …