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Acid and alkaline forming foods

Acid & alkaline forming foods...

Science has divided foods, like chemicals, into two classes: Alkaline forming and Acid forming foods.

Your diet should have 80% alkaline forming foods...

If you eat over 80% alkaline foods, you preserve the normal alkalinity of the blood and will not need to think about diets. Your body will stay in balance and will adjust to its ideal weight. Acid forming foods need not be excluded entirely - but use them sensibly and in the correct balance, so they will supply the greatest good.

Other alkaline forming facts...

Rest and sleep are alkalinisers. So are exercise, fresh air, pleasure, laughter, good conversation, enjoyment - especially love!

Acid forming facts...

Acidifiers are worry, fear, anger, hatred, envy, selfishness and greed, so try to cleanse these out of your system as well.

ALKALINE FORMING FOODS (around 80% of your diet)

FRUIT        
Apples Apricots Avocados Ripe Bananas All Berries
Cantaloupe Cherries Currants Dates All Melons
Grapes Mangoes Raisins Peaches Pears
Papaya Figs Olives (fresh) Lemons Grapefruit

 

Citrus Fruit: These are acidic, yet because of their high calcium content, they produce an alkaline effect during digestion. However, some people experience citrus fruit as acid and others as alkaline.

VEGETABLES - alkaline forming

VEGETABLES    
Alfalfa Aubergine Green beans Lima beans Sprouted beans
Beets Broccoli Cabbage Carrots Celery
Cauliflower Chard Chicory Chives Cowslip
Cucumber Dandelion Leaf Dill Dulse Endive
Seaweed Mushrooms Lettuce Kale Parsnip
Potato Peppers Pumpkin Radish Swede
Sorrel Spinach Soybeans Squash Asparagus


*Asparagus can be experienced as acid by some people.

Dairy products - alkaline forming

 

DAIRY PRODUCTS    
Acidophilus yoghurt Buttermilk Milk (raw) Goats milk yoghurt Whey

 

MEAT
None

 

CEREALS & GRAINS
Millet Fresh corn (for 24 hr after picking)

 

MISCELLANEOUS
Agar Coffee substitutes Root ginger
Honey Kelp Molasses

 

NUTS
Almonds Fresh coconut

 

 ACID FORMING FOODS (around 20% of your diet)

 

FRUIT    
Citrus fruit Green bananas Cranberry
Plums Prunes Olives
All preserves Pickles & jellies Candied, sugared or glazed fruit

 

VEGETABLES    
Dried beans Brussel sprouts Chickpeas Lentils
Onions Peanuts Rhubarb Tomatoes

 

DAIRY PRODUCTS    
Butter All cheese Cottage cheese Cream Ice cream Custard All milk (in any form - boiled, dried, pasteurised or canned)

 

MEAT    
All meat Chicken Fish Shellfish Gelatine Gravies

 

CEREALS & GRAINS    
All flour Buckwheat Barley Bread Cakes
All biscuits Cornflakes Crackers Corn Cornmeal
Dumplings Noodles Pasta Oatmeal Doughnuts
Pies Pastries Rice Rhyvita

 

NUTS
All Nuts, especially if roasted (except almonds) Dried coconut

 

MISCELLANEOUS    
All Alcohol Candy Cocoa Chocolate Coca-cola
Coffee Preservatives Condiments Sauces Vinegar
Ginger Aspirin Drugs Flavourings Marmalade
Soda water Cornflour Tobacco Dressings Eggs (especially whites)

 

Overwork Worry Tension Anger Jealousy
Resentment Lack of sleep


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FOR ACIDITY

Mix lemon juice with 1 tsp cider vinegar. Add water & honey and drink. ________________________________________________________________________________

NEUTRAL

All cold pressed oils such as: Olive, Flax, Cotton Seed, Corn, Soy, Sesame etc.

ASK THE NATUROPATHIC TEAM ABOUT ACID AND ALKALINE FORMING FOODS ETC


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The Naturopathic Team
Ideal Health

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