The pH scale is from 0 - 14
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
healthy 8 9 10 11 12 13
blood pH should be slightly alkaline ( 7.35 - 7.45
). Below or above this range generally leads to symptoms. A pH of 7.0 is neutral. A pH below 7.0 is
acidic. A pH above 7.0 is alkaline. A pH of 6.75 to 7.2 is generally a healthy range for
urine and saliva, but have your doctor test this.
acidic pH can occur from an acid forming diet,
emotional stress, toxic overload, and/or immune
reactions or any process that deprives the cells of
oxygen and other nutrients. If the diet does not contain enough
minerals to compensate, it will pull them from our tissues, and a build up of acids in the
cells will occur.
acidic pH decreases the body's ability to
absorb minerals and other nutrients, decreases the
energy production in the cells, it's
ability to detoxify heavy metals, repair damaged cells, makes tumor cells
thrive, and makes the body more susceptible to fatigue and
reason acidosis is more common in our society is
mostly due to the typical American diet, which is
far too high in acid producing animal foods like
meat, eggs, poultry and dairy, and far too low in alkaline
producing foods which contain chlorophyll such as fresh vegetables.
Additionally, we eat acid producing processed foods
as in white flour and sugar and drink acid producing
beverages like coffee and soft drinks. Drugs are usually acid forming as are artifical chemical sweetners like NutraSweet,
Spoonful, Sweet 'N Low and Equal. One of the best
ways we can correct an overly acid body is
to detoxify with supplemental support and adjusting what is in our daily diet.
The general recommendation is to eat 80% alkaline forming foods and 20% acid forming foods to restore health and then 60% alkaline foods with 40% acid foods
Generally, alkaline forming foods include: fruits low in sugar, green vegetables, peas, beans, lentils,
spices, herbs and seasonings, seeds and nuts.
Generally, acid forming foods include: processed foods, meat, fish,
poultry, eggs, grains,
and some legumes.
Shifting Your pH Toward Alkaline...
charts are a general guide to alkalizing and
acidifying foods for those desiring to shift their body
pH and is not meant to substitute for your doctors advice. The pH scale is from 0 to 14, with numbers
below 7 acidic ( low on oxygen ) and numbers above 7
alkaline. Balance in what we eat and drink is the key.
chart is intended only as a general guide to
alkalizing and acidifying foods.
Banana (high glycemic)
Whey Protein Powder
ALKALIZING SPICES & SEASONINGS
Alkaline Antioxidant Water
Apple Cider Vinegar
Fresh Fruit Juice
Soured Dairy Products
Calcium: pH 12
Cesium: pH 14
Magnesium: pH 9
Potassium: pH 14
Sodium: pH 14
The citric acid that citrus fruit contains
is actually alkalinizing to the body.
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 very alkaline so,
lemons are alkaline forming in the body.
Likewise, meat will test alkaline before
digestion, but it leaves very acidic residue
in the body so, like nearly all animal
products, meat is very acid forming.
Canned or Glazed Fruits
** These foods leave an alkaline ash but have an acidifying effect on the body.
ACIDIFYING GRAINS, GRAIN PRODUCTS
Hemp Seed Flour
ACIDIFYING BEANS & LEGUMES
ACIDIFYING FATS & OILS
Hemp Seed Oil
ACIDIFYING NUTS & BUTTERS
Tahini (sesame seed)
ACIDIFYING ANIMAL PROTEIN
ACIDIFYING OTHER FOODS
ACIDIFYING DRUGS & CHEMICALS
ACIDIFYING JUNK FOOD
Beer: pH 2.5
Coca-Cola: pH 2
Coffee: pH 4
There are many different versions of Acidic/Alkaline Food charts. The
foods in the list below are sometimes
categorized as Acidic
and sometimes as
Alkaline, depending on whose chart you are
using. As long as most of the foods in
your diet are from the Alkaline side, your
body will still maintain a more Alkaline
Organic Milk (unpasteurized)
* These statements have not been evaluated
by the Food and Drug Administration and are
not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or
prevent any disease; research is ongoing.
Here's a chart that ranks foods from most alkaline
to most acidic.
Ranked Foods: Alkaline To Acidic
Cantaloupe, cayenne celery, dates, figs,
kelp, limes, mango, melons, papaya, parsley,
seaweeds, seedless grapes (sweet),
Asparagus, fruit juices, grapes (sweet),
kiwifruit, passionfruit, pears (sweet),
pineapple, raisins, umeboshi plums, and
Apples (sweet), alfalfa sprouts, apricots,
avocados, bananas (ripe), currants, dates,
figs (fresh), garlic, grapefruit, grapes
(less sweet), guavas, herbs (leafy green),
lettuce (leafy green), nectarine, peaches
(sweet), pears (less sweet), peas (fresh,
sweet), pumpkin (sweet), sea salt
Apples (sour), beans (fresh, green), beets,
bell peppers, broccoli, cabbage, carob,
cauliflower, ginger (fresh), grapes (sour),
lettuce (pale green), oranges, peaches (less
sweet), peas (less sweet), potatoes (with
skin), pumpkin (less sweet), raspberries,
strawberries, squash, sweet Corn (fresh),
turnip, vinegar (apple cider).
Almonds, artichokes (jerusalem), brussel
sprouts, cherries, coconut (fresh),
cucumbers, eggplant, honey (raw), leeks,
mushrooms, okra, olives (ripe), onions,
pickles (homemade), radishes, sea salt,
spices, tomatoes (sweet), vinegar (sweet
Chestnuts (dry, roasted), egg yolks (soft
cooked), essene bread, goat's milk and whey
(raw), mayonnaise (homemade), olive oil,
sesame seeds (whole), soy beans (dry), soy
cheese, soy milk, sprouted grains, tofu,
tomatoes (less sweet), and yeast
Butter (fresh, unsalted), cream (fresh,
raw), cow's milk and whey (raw), margine,
oils (except olive), and yogurt (plain).
Bananas (green), barley (rye), blueberries,
bran, butter, cereals (unrefined), cheeses,
crackers (unrefined rye, rice and wheat),
cranberries, dried beans (mung, adzuki,
pinto, kidney, garbanzo), dry coconut, egg
whites, eggs whole (cooked hard), fructose,
goat's milk (homogenized), honey
(pasteurized), ketchup, maple syrup
(unprocessed), milk (homogenized).
Molasses (unsulferd and organic), most nuts,
mustard, oats (rye, organic), olives
(pickled), pasta (whole grain), pastry
(whole grain and honey), plums, popcorn
(with salt and/or butter), potatoes, prunes,
rice (basmati and brown), seeds (pumpkin,
sunflower), soy sauce, and wheat bread
Artificial sweeteners, beef, beer, breads,
brown sugar, carbonated soft drinks, cereals
(refined), chocolate, cigarettes and
tobacco, coffee, cream of wheat (unrefined),
custard (with white sugar), deer, drugs,
fish, flour (white, wheat), fruit juices
with sugar, jams, jellies, lamb.
Liquor, maple syrup (processed), molasses (sulphured),
pasta (white), pastries and cakes from white
flour, pickles (commercial), pork, poultry,
seafood, sugar (white), table salt (refined
and iodized), tea (black), white bread,
white vinegar (processed), whole wheat
foods, wine, and yogurt (sweetened).
More Ranked Foods: Alkaline to Acidic
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
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
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,
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
A list of Acid / Alkaline Forming Foods
Alkaline Forming Foods
Parsnips (high glycemic)
Banana (high glycemic)
Whey Protein Powder
Apple Cider Vinegar
Fresh Fruit Juice
Alkaline Antioxidant Water
Acid Forming Foods
FATS & OILS
Hemp Seed Oil
Hemp Seed Flour
NUTS & BUTTERS
DRUGS & CHEMICALS
BEANS & LEGUMES
More Ranked Foods: Alkaline (pH) to Acidic
Alkaline: Meditation, Prayer,
Peace, Kindness & Love
Acid: Overwork, Anger, Fear,
Jealousy & Stress
Extremely Alkaline Forming Foods - pH
8.5 to 9.0
Extremely Acid Forming Foods - pH 5.0
8.5 Agar Agar
Cantaloupe, Cayenne (Capsicum)
Dried dates & figs, Kelp, Karengo,
Kudzu root, Limes,
Mango, Melons, Papaya, Parsley
(sweet), Watercress, Seaweeds
Endive, Kiwifruit, Fruit juices
(sweet), Passion fruit, Pears
Raisins, Umeboshi plum, Vegetable
5.0 Artificial sweeteners
5.5 Beef, Carbonated soft drinks &
Cigarettes (tailor made), Drugs,
Flour (white, wheat)
Goat, Lamb, Pastries & cakes from white
Pork, Sugar (white)
Chicken, Deer, Chocolate,
Custard with white sugar, Jams, Jellies,
Pasta (white), Rabbit, Semolina, Table
salt refined and iodized, Tea black,
bread, White rice, White vinegar
Moderate Alkaline - pH 7.5 to 8.0
Moderate Acid - pH 6.0 to 6.5
8.0 Apples (sweet), Apricots,
Avocados, Bananas (ripe),
Berries, Carrots, Celery, Currants,
Dates & figs
Gooseberry, Grapes (less sweet),
Grapefruit, Guavas, Herbs (leafy
(leafy green), Nectarine, Peaches
(less sweet), Peas (fresh sweet),
Pumpkin (sweet), Sea salt
7.5 Apples (sour), Bamboo shoots,
Beans (fresh green),
Beets, Bell Pepper, Broccoli,
Daikon, Ginger (fresh), Grapes (sour), Kale,
Kohlrabi, Lettuce (pale green),
Peaches (less sweet), Peas (less
& skin, Pumpkin (less sweet),
Sweet corn (fresh), Tamari
Turnip, Vinegar (apple cider)
6.0 Cigarette tobacco (roll your
own), Cream of Wheat
(unrefined), Fish, Fruit juices with
syrup (processed), Molasses (sulphured),
(commercial), Breads (refined) of
corn, oats, rice &
rye, Cereals (refined) eg weetbix,
Shellfish, Wheat germ, Whole Wheat
6.5 Bananas (green), Buckwheat,
Corn & rice breads, Egg whole
Ketchup, Mayonnaise, Oats, Pasta
Pastry (wholegrain & honey),
(with no skins), Popcorn (with salt
& butter), Rice
(basmati), Rice (brown), Soy sauce
Tapioca, Wheat bread (sprouted
Slightly Alkaline to Neutral pH 7.0
Slightly Acid to Neutral pH 7.0
Artichokes (Jerusalem), Barley-Malt
(sweetener-Bronner), Brown Rice
Sprouts, Cherries, Coconut (fresh),
plant, Honey (raw), Leeks, Miso,
Radish, Sea salt
(sweet), Vinegar (sweet brown rice),
Amaranth, Artichoke (globe),
roasted), Egg yolks (soft cooked),
Goat's milk and whey (raw)
Mayonnaise (home made), Millet,
Olive oil, Quinoa,
Rhubarb, Sesame seeds (whole)
(dry), Soy cheese, Soy milk,
Tempeh, Tofu, Tomatoes (less sweet),
7.0 Barley malt syrup, Barley,
Bran, Cashews, Cereals
(unrefined with honey-fruit-maple
Fructose, Honey (pasteurized),
Lentils, Macadamias, Maple syrup
Milk (homogenized) and most
products, Molasses (unsulphered
Nutmeg, Mustard, Pistachios, Popcorn
(plain), Rice or wheat crackers
(grain), Rye bread (organic
(pumpkin & sunflower), Walnuts
Blueberries, Brazil nuts, Butter
(mild & crumbly)
Crackers (unrefined rye),
Dried beans (mung, adzuki, pinto,
Dry coconut, Egg whites, Goats
milk (homogenized), Olives
Neutral pH 7.0 ‹ Healthy Body
Saliva pH Range is between 6.4 to 6.8 (on
your pH test strips)
Butter (fresh unsalted), Cream (fresh and
Milk (raw cow's)
Oils (except olive),
Whey (cow's), Yogurt (plain)
NOTE: Match with the numbers above.
Excellent for EMERGENCY SUPPORT for
colds, coughs, sore throats, heartburn, and
Good for a yearly fast. For several days
eat whole melon, chew pips well and eat
also. Super alkalizing food.
Substitute for gelatin, more nourishing.
Stimulating, non-irritating body healer.
Good for endocrine system.
Powerful acid reducer detoxing to produce
acid urine temporarily, causing alkalinity
for the long term.
Natural sugars give alkalinity. Added sugar
causes juice to become acid forming.
Depends on vege's content and sweetness.
Enzyme rich, superior digestibility.
High calcium content. Cornflour substitute.
Elevates acid food 5.0 in alkaline
Vegetable content raises alkalinity.
Substitute for coca; mineral rich.
Winter squash rates 7.5. Butternut and
sweeter squash rates 8.0.
Genuine fermented for 11Ž2 years otherwise
Raw unpasteurized is a digestive aid to
increase HCL in the stomach. 1 tablespoon, +
honey & water before meals.
Soak 12 hours, peel skin to eat.
Sundried, tree ripened, otherwise 6.0.
Using sea salt and apple cider vinegar.
Contains sea minerals. Dried at low
from 7.0 to 8.0.
Sprouted grains are more alkaline. Grains
chewed well become more alkaline.
High sodium to aid digestion.
High levels of utilizable calcium. Grind
Alkalinity and digestibility higher.
Heating causes fats to harden and become
High mucus production.
Mucus forming and hard to digest.
When sprouted dry beans rate 7.0.
Contain acid-forming benzoic and quinic
Full of iron.
Unrefined wheat is more alkaline.
High quality red wine, no more than 4 oz.
daily to build blood.
Good quality, well brewed - up to 5.5. Fast
brewed beers drop to 5.0.
Most are white sugars with golden syrup
Organic, fresh ground-up to 5.5.
Cheaper brands drop to 5.0, as does
Bleached - has no goodness.
Poison! Avoid it.
Potential cancer agent. Over-indulgence may
cause partial blindness.