Free Acid Alkaline Food Chart
How did we become so out of balance?
After years of societal changes, millions of pounds of marketing spend and technological advances we, as a race, are now facing more dietary based health challenges than ever before. It is no coincidence that the rapidly growing numbers of cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes correlate almost exactly with the rise in consumption of acid forming foods such as sugars, saturated fats, and white breads. At the same time our consumption of fresh vegetables and essential fatty acids has decreased dramatically, making way for convenience and a generation hooked on sugary treats.
This is not as difficult or as technical as it sounds. When we talk about eating alkaline foods or starting an alkaline diet we are referring to consuming those foods and drink which have an alkaline effect on the body. This effect is based upon the ash residue that remains after our foods are consumed. Some foods leave an acid ash, whereas others leave an alkaline ash. Conveniently for us, our bodies have been designed to categorise which foods leave which kind of ash into neat and easy to remember groups.
Of course, everybody is different - but most of us should aim to eat 75-80% alkaline forming foods and a maximum of 20-25% acid forming foods.
At A Glance Chart
Quick chart of acid and alkaline foods - print off and stick on your fridge!
List of Alkaline Foods
Detailed list of foods with an alkaline effect on the body - aim to incorporate as many as possible into your diet!
Food pH Chart
The pH score given is an approximate relative potential of acidity (-) or alkalinity (+) within one ounce of food.
Alkaline Food Tips
There are a some foods and drinks that would seem to be alkaline or acid, when actually the opposite is true! This page gives you a quick set of tips to make sure you don’t get caught out!