Are you feeling bloated, over full and windy? It could be that your everyday food choices are highly acid forming and contributing to these feelings.
When you follow an alkalizing diet, many of these symptoms will disappear quite quickly. To begin, start to include one more alkaline food at every mealtime, so that the overall meal is more alkaline.
Alfalfa sprouts, Artichokes, Asparagus, Green beans, Bamboo shoots, Beetroot (can include the leaves), Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Celery, Coconut (fresh coconut water and flesh), Corn, Cucumber, Garlic, Horseradish, Kale, Kelp, Leek, Lettuce – all types, Mushroom, Okra, Onion, Fresh peas, Radish, Spinach, Squash, Turnip, all vegetable juices, Watercress, Wheatgrass.
Note: All vegetables, especially raw vegetables balance the acidity and alkali levels in the blood.
Fats, oils and essential fats
Almonds, Coconut oil, Olive oil, Sesame seeds,
Apples, Apricots, avocado, firm bananas, berry (all), cherry, date, fig, grapefruit, grape, guava, kiwi fruit, lemon, lime, mango, melon, nectarine, olives, orange, papaya, peach, pear, pineapple, plum, papaya, pineapples, plums, raisin, rhubarb, sultana, raw tomato, Daikon radish, umeboshi plum.
Starchy grains and vegetables
Amaranth, Barley, millet, lima beans, soya beans (edamame, fresh or dried), soya lecithin
Drinks and condiments
Almond milk, coconut water (fresh), goat’s milk raw, lemon water, soya milk, distilled water, apple cider vinegar, cayenne pepper, chilli pepper, fennel, ground cumin, all fresh herbs, ginger, raw honey, lemongrass, lime leaves, mustard seeds and paste, sea salt, sea vegetables (including chlorella, kelp, spirulina, wakame) tamari sauce, turmeric.
Agar agar, tempeh, tofu.
These lists are not 100% complete, but are the main foods. Alkali foods also have various degrees of alkalising power, and I will do something on that later.
NB: Check the pH of your urine or saliva daily using litmus paper. The ideal pH range for the human body is between 6.0 and 6.8. For the body, values below 6.3 are considered on the acidic side, while those above 6.8 are on the alkali side.
Remember to do the test before eating – or at least one hour after eating!
I wanted to share this and hope you find the list useful. I have printed mine and have it in my purse so that when I go shopping, I buy these alkali promoting foods in the main!
- Honestly Healthy, Eat with your body in mind, the alkaline way -by Natasha Corrett and Vicki Edgson
- Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Phyllis A. Balch, CNC