My pH chart [ acid/alkaline food list ] I go by. An easy list of foods to help you plan your daily meals and menu’s. I have mine taped on my refrigerator which I highly recommend. Click here for the free pdf you can print!
If you look at the list you can imagine why giving some extra attention to more alkalizing foods is beneficial for the body. Lots of vegetables, greens, ripe fruit, seeds, almonds, quinoa, sweet potatoes all fall in the high alkaline part of the list. These foods complimented with mildly acidic foods make the base for a healthy balanced whole foods diet. Read HERE more about how I balance raw and cooked in my diet.
The most alkaline foods are grated 10 to 7, the most acidic are grated 5 to 3
10, 9, 8 and 7,5 … enjoy as much as you like
10 Himalaya sea salt, Celtic sea salt, Raw spinach, Raw Swiss Chard, Raw Brussel Sprouts, Lemon, Wheat grass, Spirulina, Chlorella, Broccoli Cress
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, Watercress, Sea vegetables, Seaweed, fresh Cilantro & Parsley
8,5 Artichoke, Carrot, Green Peas, Garlic, Ginger, most Lettuce, raw Pumpkin, Green olive, Radish, Hemp seeds, Sesame seeds, Flax seeds, Grapefruit, Cantaloupe melon, Pear, Citrus, Blackberries, Honeydew and most melons, fresh Apricots, fresh Dates & Figs, Grapefruit, Grapes, Kiwi, Nectarine, Papaya, Alfalfa, Cayenne, Cinnamon, Pumpkin seeds
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, Un-sulfured 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, Millet, Spelt, Quinoa, Tamari, Maple syrup, Chestnuts, Grain Coffee subs, Avocado, most fresh herbs
7 – 5 … in moderation and in combination with higher pH foods
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 Sunflower seeds, whole Wheat, Rice and Rye crackers, Cornmeal, Rice Vinegar, Soy Cheese, Soy Sauce, Carob, Tea, Mature Coconut / brown, Couscous, Chickpeas, cooked Swiss Chard
6 Date, figs and other dried fruits, cooked Cranberries, Black eyed peas, peeled cooked 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, Maple Syrup, Hummus
5,5 Pomegranate, Garbanzo beans, Lima beans, processed cereals, white Rice, Wheat flour, Brazil nuts, Walnuts, Pecans, Sesame oil, Almond oil, Sports drinks, Brown Sugar, Dark Chocolate, Tapioca, Ketchup, Mustard, Vanilla, Balsamic Vinegar
5 most Canned Vegetables, Mayonaise, Navy beans, Barley, Oat Bran, Rice cakes, most Wine, Stevia, Table salt
4,5 – 3 … avoid if possible
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 Granola’s, White Vinegar
Don’t forget about stress and worrying, sleep deprivation, tobacco, to much sun, to much exercise, packaged meals ( watch for ingredients like additives, preservatives, coloring’s ) are all acidic for the body.
3,5 most Roasted nuts, Palm oil, Carbonated soft drinks except cola, that one is even lower.
All Animal products fall between 6,5 and 3
3 Cola light?! The “perfect” combination of artificial sweeteners, caffeine and carbonated water … but of course 0 calories! french fries, fried food
How to use a ph chart?
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. Lower should be avoided or in small quantities. And of course always choose foods that actually add nutritional value to your diet like buckwheat, oatmeal, pomegranate or kidney beans. It is best to go for the most sensible choices and not the empty calories, this also helps in releasing excess weight.
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 high ph foods, remove highly acidic foods by replacing it with less acidic options.
Try it for a week! Give your body what it needs to strive. Great nutrients, fiber, energy, alkalizing goodness and surprise your taste buds, cells and organs. You have nothing to loose, may be except some extra weight you want to let go of and only lots to gain.
ps. We need acidic foods for balance. What we can do is choose acidic foods with a high nutritional value like walnuts, pistachios, dates and chickpeas … you know what I mean … as the acidic part of our diet, not the white sugar or fries.