List of Alkaline and Acid foods

Following "Alkalizing" and "Acidifying" foods chart is not exhaustive but can be used as an everyday guide while on your pH balancing journey. This chart is intended only as a general guide to alkalizing and acidifying foods.

Vegetables are much less alkalizing when cooked , processed or canned as they lose vital minerals and enzymes. Steaming your veggies is a better idea than boiling them. Also, the greener they are, the more alkalizing they are.

Most Alkaline Alkaline Lowest Alkaline FOOD CATEGORY Lowest Acid Acid Most Acid
Stevia Maple Syrup, Rice Syrup Raw Honey, Raw Sugar SWEETENERS Processed Honey, Molasses White Sugar, Brown Sugar NutraSweet, Equal, Aspartame, Sweet 'N Low
Lemons, Watermelon, Limes, Grapefruit, Mangoes, Papayas Dates, Figs, Melons, Grapes, Papaya, Kiwi, Blueberries, Apples, Pears, Raisins Oranges, Bananas, Cherries, Pineapple, Peaches, Avocados FRUITS Plums, Processed Fruit Juices Sour Cherries, Rhubarb Blackberries, Cranberries, Prunes
Asparagus, Onions, Vegetable Juices, Parsley, Raw Spinach, Broccoli, Garlic Okra, Squash, Green Beans, Beets, Celery, Lettuce, Zucchini, Sweet Potato, Carob Carrots, Tomatoes, Fresh Corn, Mushrooms, Cabbage, Peas, Potato Skins, Olives BEANS VEGETABLES LEGUMES Cooked Spinach, Kidney Beans, String Beans Potatoes (without skins), Pinto Beans, Navy Beans, Lima Beans Chocolate
    Almonds Chestnuts NUTS SEEDS Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds Pecans, Cashews Peanuts, Walnuts
Olive Oil Flax Seed Oil Canola Oil OILS Corn Oil        
        Amaranth, Millet, Wild Rice, Quinoa GRAINS CEREALS Sprouted Wheat Bread, Spelt, Brown Rice White Rice, Corn, Buckwheat, Oats, Rye Wheat, White Flour, Pastries, Pasta
            MEATS Venison, Cold Water Fish Turkey, Chicken, Lamb Beef, Pork, Shellfish
    Breast Milk Goat Milk, Goat Cheese, Whey EGGS DAIRY Eggs, Butter, Yogurt, Buttermilk, Cottage Cheese Raw Milk Cheese, Homogenized Milk, Ice Cream
Herb Teas, Lemon Water Green Tea Ginger Tea BEVERAGES Tea Coffee Beer, Soft Drinks

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 alkaline so lemons are alkaline-forming in the body. Likewise, meat will test alkaline before digestion but it leaves acidic residue in the body so, like nearly all animal products, meat is classified as acid-forming.

The following food pH charts below provide some more insight into which foods are alkaline and which are acid. Each food is assigned a number which represents itís approximate relative potential of acidity (-) or alkalinity (+) present in one ounce of food. The higher the number, the better it is for you to eat.

Very Alkaline
Eat More
Vegetables
Brussels Sprouts + 0.5
Peas, Ripe + 0.5
Asparagus + 1.3
Comfrey + 1.5
Cabbage, Green + 2.0
Cabbage, White + 3.3
Lamb's Lettuce + 4.8
Peas, Fresh + 5.1
Zucchini + 5.7
Cabbage, Red + 6.3
Rhubarb Stalks + 6.3
Leeks (Bulbs) + 7.2
Watercress + 7.7
Spinach +10.0
Chives + 8.3
French Green Beans +11.2
Sorrel +11.5
Garlic +13.2
Celery +13.3
Cabbage Lettuce, Fresh +14.1
Endive, Fresh +14.5
Cayenne Pepper +18.8
Straw Grass +21.4
Shave Grass +21.7
Dog Grass +22.6
Dandelion +22.7
Kamut Grass +27.6
Barley Grass +28.1
Sprouted Radish Seeds +28.4
Alfalfa Grass +29.3
Cucumber, Fresh +31.5
Wheat Grass +33.8
Tomato +13.6
Root Vegetables
White Raddish + 3.1
Rutabaga + 3.1
Kohlrabi + 5.1
Horseradish + 6.8
Turnip + 8.0
Carrot + 9.5
Beet +11.3
Red Radish +16.7
Black Radish +39.4
Fruits
Limes + 8.2
Fresh Lemon + 9.9
Avocado (Protein) +15.6
Non-Stored Organic Grains And Legumes
Buckwheat Groats + 0.5
Spelt + 0.5
Lentils + 0.6
Lima Beans +12.0
White Beans
(Navy Beans)
+12.1
Nuts
Brazil Nuts + 0.5
Almonds + 3.6
Seeds
Sesame Seeds + 0.5
Cumin Seeds + 1.1
Fennel Seeds + 1.3
Flax Seeds + 1.3
Caraway Seeds + 2.3
Sunflower Seeds + 5.4
Pumpkin Seeds + 5.6
Wheat Kernel +11.4
Fats (Fresh, Cold-Pressed Oils)
Olive Oil + 1.0
Borage Oil + 3.2
Flax Seed Oil + 3.5
Evening Primrose Oil + 4.1
Marine Lipids + 4.7
Water
Coconut Water + 9.04
Mildly Acidic
Eat sparingly
Fruits
(In Season, For Cleansing Only Or With Moderation)
Rose Hips -15.5
Pineapple -12.6
Mandarin Orange -11.5
Bananna, Ripe -10.1
Pear -9.9
Peach - 9.7
Apricot - 9.5
Papaya - 9.4
Orange - 9.2
Mango - 8.7
Tangerine - 8.5
Currant - 8.2
Gooseberry, Ripe - 7.7
Grape, Ripe - 7.6
Cranberry - 7.0
Black Currant - 6.1
Strawberry - 5.4
Blueberry - 5.3
Rasberry - 5.1
Yellow Plum - 4.9
Italian Plum - 4.9
Date -4.7
Cherry, Sweet - 3.6
Cantaloupe - 2.5
Red Currant - 2.4
Fig Juice Powder - 2.4
Grapefruit - 1.7
Watermelon - 1.0
Coconut, Fresh + 0.5
Cherry, Sour + 3.5
Bananna, Unripe +4.8
Fish
Fresh Water Fish -11.8
Non-Stored Grains
Brown Rice -12.5
Wheat -10.1
Nuts
Walnuts - 8.0
Macadamia Nuts - 3.2
Hazelnuts - 2.0
Fats
Sunflower Oil - 6.7
Coconut Milk - 1.5
Very Acidic
Eat Less or Avoid
Root Vegetables
Stored Potatoes + 2.0
Meat, Poultry, And Fish
Pork -38.0
Veal -35.0
Beef -34.5
Ocean Fish -20.0
Chicken -18.0
Eggs -22.0
Oysters - 5.0
Liver - 3.0
Organ Meats - 3.0
Milk And Milk Products
Hard Cheese -18.1
Quark -17.3
Cream - 3.9
Homogenized Milk - 1.0
Buttermilk + 1.3
Bread, Biscuits (Stored Grains/Risen Dough)
White Bread -10.0
White Biscuit - 6.5
Whole-Meal Bread - 6.5
Whole-Grain Bread - 4.5
Rye Bread - 2.5
Nuts
Pistachios - 16.6
Peanuts -12.8
Cashews - 9.3
Fats
Margarine - 7.5
Corn Oil - 6.5
Butter - 3.9
Sweets
Artificial Sweetners -26.5
Chocolate -24.6
White Sugar -17.6
Beet Sugar -15.1
Molasses -14.6
Dried Sugar Cane Juice -18.0
Sucanat - 9.6
Barley Malt Syrup - 9.3
Fructose - 9.5
Milk Sugar - 9.4
Turbinado Sugar - 9.5
Brown Rice Syrup - 8.7
Honey - 7.6
Condiments
Ketchup -12.4
Mayonaise -12.5
Mustard -19.2
Vinegar -39.4
Beverages
Liquor -38.7
Wine -16.4
Beer -26.8
Coffee -25.1
Fruit Juice, Packaged, Natural - 8.7
Fruit Juice Sweetened With White Sugar -33.6
Tea (Black) -27.1
Miscellaneous
Canned Foods .
Processed Foods .
Microwaved Foods .
ACIDIFYING DRUGS & CHEMICALS
Aspirin .
Chemicals Drugs .
MedicinalDrugs .
Pesticides .
Herbicides .
Tobacco .

source: "Back To The House Of Health" by Shelley Redford Young