Top Alkaline Food Tips

Top 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!

Tip 1 - Fruits

Fruits are considered to be acid-forming because of their high sugar content.

I really advise that you keep fruit to a minimum. A piece per day as part of a balanced diet is fine.

Tip 2 - Acidic Fruits  

Some acidic tasting foods (such as lemon, lime and tomato) have a high alkaline mineral content and almost no sugar.

So they have an alkaline effect on the body after they are consumed.

Tip 3 - Fermented Foods

Miso, Soy sauce, Tamari and all other fermented foods are acid-forming.

Try Bragg Liquid Aminos to replace Soy Sauce.

Tip 4 - Tea & Coffee

Black Tea & Coffee are, of course, acid-forming - so if you need to cut them from your diet look for substitutes. All herbal teas are alkaline (except for the very fruity ones and green tea, which contains nearly as much caffeine as coffee). Rooibos (Redbush) tea is a fantastic, anti-oxidant rich alternative to tea. We have found Teeccino is an amazing alternative to coffee.. we think it tastes even better!

Tip 5 - Bread

Bread is a tough one.

Try sprouted bread, which is mildly alkaline.

If these are hard to find go for wraps or rye bread and look for yeast free/gluten free varieties.

Tip 6 - Water

Staying properly hydrated is probably the most important element of the alkaline diet. Not just any water will do!
Tap water is actually mildly acidic in most areas with a low pH and traces of pesticides, heavy metals, fluoride and other nasties. Research the alkaline water options at energiseforlife.com - and take the time to look at our Ultimate Water Products - nothing beats alkaline water.