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List of foods and their effect on our pH

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04 Jan 2014 20:18 #19398 by Lux
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I apologize if this post is overly long. It is a list of foods and their effect on our pH. What is fascinating to me is seeing what is high and what is low. The fruits and veggies are on top generally, and the meats are generally on the bottom. We should consume largely the food at the top of the list and sparingly the foods at the bottom.

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, and mango.

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 strawberry.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.

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04 Jan 2014 20:38 #19401 by david
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When I get round to it I have done some research on the redox value of liquids. It appears that foods which are more alkaline forming also have a lower redox value which means less oxidative and more free donor electrons for the body. So a very timely post thank you.

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05 Jan 2014 06:58 #19403 by TheFastDoctor
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I have a problem with categorization of food and "alkaline/Acid forming". Also with the negative connotation with the word "acid". There are many compartments in your body, all with different pH's.. Blood serum, saliva, Cerebrospinal fluid, Synovial fluid, sweat, other secretions, urine, intracellular fluid in many, many different environments within the organs... and all of these have different pH levels. Which of these are used to determine "our pH"???

Also:

1. How was this food categorization determined?

2. Which acids or alkali's are we talking about? Bear in mind that the body is constructed out of acids (Amino acids)... thus the body (Muscles and organs) is practically an acid.

3. Blood pH varies maximally between 7.35 and 7.45. Anything outside of that and you need to be in intensive care, with a ventilator on standby.

4. Salivaly pH varies from 5 to 8 just by thinking of different foods.. if you anticipate a starch, your parotid gland is activated. If you anticipate a protein, the submandibular gland is activated. Their enzymes and pH are very different indeed.

5. How much alkali one needs to neutralize an acid has very, very little to do with the pH, it has more to do with the buffer systems within which this acid finds itself.

6. Urine pH can vary from 4.5 to 9 depending on (metabolic) factors other than diet.

7. The main determinant of blood pH is carbon Dioxide which dissolves and then dissociates into carbonic acid. By either holding your breath or taking 3 to 5 deep breaths, the pH (at least in your lungs) can change considerably more than what eating or drinking can cause it to.

Apologies if i sound negative.. but we really do need science here.

André

All my posts are "generic", based on my opinions and experiences only and are not intended to replace the advice of your own licensed medical practitioner.

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06 Jan 2014 15:37 #19425 by MarcM
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some science on protential renal acid load and food....

health-diet.us/alkaline-diet/

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06 Jan 2014 18:01 #19427 by david
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Thanks MarcM will check that out. Good luck with your intermittent fast. I am back on the IF routine.

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07 Jan 2014 12:27 #19435 by TheFastDoctor
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Thanks for the link Marc.. but although I do note some science quoted on that site, some of the conclusions drawn from this appears not to account for numerous other factors influencing the pH of the many various fluid compartments in the body. I really feel distinctly uncomfortable with the way the figures are interpreted and connotations drawn from those.

André

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