The Acidic Foods List

Like the alkaline foods list, our acidic foods list is a composite of several charts by various nutritionists.

Please don't think of acidic (or acid-forming) foods as 'bad'. Your body needs these as well as alkaline foods but in smaller quantities. It's ultimately a question of balance. The figures vary but generally experts believe that we need 75%-90% of our daily food intake from alkaline forming foods and 10%-25% from acidic foods.

According to the theory of acid-alkaline balance, an excess of acidic food consumption can lead to all kinds of biochemical imbalances, resulting in a range of physical ailments. So if you find yourself with one of the symptoms associated with excess acidity, the usual recommendation is to increase your daily consumption of alkaline-forming foods to 80-90% until the symptoms subside. For some people this might be a week or two, but for others it might take months. Once your symptoms have been significantly reduced, or have disappeared completely, you can increase your acidic foods intake to 25%.

Here is the acidic foods list we use:

ANIMAL PROTEIN
Beef
Lamb
Pork
Rabbit
Turkey
Venison

SEAFOOD
Clams
Fish
Lobster
Mussels
Oysters
Shrimp
Scallops

DAIRY
Cheese (All)
Milk
Butter
Buttermilk

GRAINS
Barley
Buckwheat
Corn
Oats
Pasta (All)
Quinoa
Rice
Rye
Spelt
Wheat

Flour Products:
(Breads, Cakes, Crackers)

BEANS & LEGUMES
Black Beans
Chick Peas
Green Peas
Kidney Beans
Lentils
Lima Beans
Pinto Beans
Red Beans
Soy Beans
White Beans

Almond Milk
Rice Milk
Soy Milk

FRUIT
Blueberries
Cranberries
Currants

NUTS & BUTTERS
Brazil Nuts
Cashews
Peanuts
Pecan Nuts
Walnuts

Peanut Butter
Tahini

SWEETENERS
Fructose
Honey
Maple Syrup
Sugar
Sweeteners (Artificial)

FATS & OILS
Avocado Oil
Canola Oil
Corn Oil
Hemp Seed Oil
Flax Seed Oil
Hemp Seed Oil
Olive Oil
Hemp Seed Oil
Safflower Oil
Sesame Oil
Sunflower Oil

Lard

CONDIMENTS
Salt
Vinegar (White)

BEVERAGES
Coffee
Soft Drinks (Pop)
Tea

ALCOHOL
Beer
Liquor
Spirits
Wine

DRUGS & CHEMICALS
Chemicals (All)
Drugs (Prescription)
Drugs (Recreational)
Herbicides
Pesticides


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