Acidic and alkaline food chart.
A common pH definition is: "a logarithmic scale, from 1 to 14, used to describe the acidity or alkalinity of a solution". Blood in the human body should be close to 7.4 on the pH scale. A pH level of less than 7 indicates an acidic solution while a pH greater than 7 indicates an alkaline solution. 7 is the pH level of distilled water. pH (potential of hydrogen) is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution. It is measured on a scale of 0 to 14—the lower the pH the more acidic the solution, the higher the pH the more alkaline (or base) the solution. When a solution is neither acid nor alkaline it has a pH of 7 which is neutral.
Water is the most abundant compound in the human body, comprising 70% of the body. The body has an acid-alkaline (or acid-base) ratio called the pH which is a balance between positively charged ions (acid-forming) and negatively charged ions (alkaline-forming.) The body continually strives to balance pH. When this balance is compromised many problems can occur.
PH stands for "potential hydrogen". If your body is too acidic you do not have enough oxygen available for your body cells to stay healthy. When our body is getting enough minerals from our diet to stay alkaline, our blood can function normally - delivering oxygen to the cells throughout our body, and carrying away acidic waste to be disposed.
But if we struggle to keep our blood at pH level 7.4 it cannot pick up all of the acidic waste, and fat cells are formed to store the acidic waste instead.
Human pH Balance
Human body pH balance is key. Failure to maintain an alkaline pH in our tissues and cells will hurt our cellular health. Too much acidity (too little alkalinity) can cause weight gain. Cancer cells, disease-causing bacteria, fungus, viruses and parasites can thrive in acidic body tissue. A combination of a good alkaline diet, the water you drink, the air you breathe, the amount of sunlight you are exposed to, how well you sleep, the amount of stress in your life, and how often you get physical exercise, can have a profound effect on the pH level of your body. This will affect how healthy you are and how long you will live.
Start improving your health today! Measuring is knowing. Find out what your pH level is with the pH test strips; the pH chart will tell you whether your body is too acidic or too alkaline. Then improve your health by creating a better pH balance in your body with either more acidic or more alkaline diets.
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The Importance of an Alkaline Diet
1. Drink plenty of good clean alkaline water. An ounce or more of water for every two pounds or one kilogram of body weight per day is ideal, preferably from a water purifier that also alkalizes the water.
2. Limit fried food, processed food, sugar, caffeine, charred meat, carbonated drinks and avoid excessive alcohol.
3. Favour alkaline forming foods. More green leafy vegetables, raw or steamed vegetables, vegetable juices (watch for salt content in juices like tomato juice). Drink unsweetened fruit juices. Try green tea instead of black tea or coffee.
4. Supplement with good quality minerals, vitamins and essential nutrients. No matter how well you eat, you will not get them all in your diet today. It is critical that supplements are pharmaceutical grade, otherwise quality, absorbability, or even the listed ingredients should not be expected.
5. Exercise for at least 25 minutes steady, three times a week. Drink water before and after exercising to stay hydrated.
6. Get a good night's sleep. Your body repairs itself while you are sound asleep.
7. Spend time outdoors in the sun and fresh air, away from electricity, concrete and steel, where the earth's magnetic field is not disturbed. Consider increasing the magnetic energy that your body needs for optimum wellness with proven technologies.
8. Control stress. Take time to relax; let things go, forgive, pray, accept forgiveness and forgive your self. Stress, among other things, creates a lot of acidity in the body.
The human body has an amazing ability to heal itself
when we give the body what it needs to do it.
human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease. ~ Thomas Edison
This chart is for those trying to "adjust" their body pH. The pH scale is from
0 to 14, with numbers below 7 acidic ( low on oxygen ) and numbers above 7 alkaline. An
acidic body is a sickness magnet. What you eat and drink will impact where your body's
pH level falls. Balance is Key !!!
(Do NOT take Cocaine, Amphetamines, Coffee, Nicotine, Alcohol, or lots of Sugar. These make your Blood pH....Acidic.)
What ARE "ACID-FORMING" Foods ?
Acid forming foods include: * asparagus, barley, beans (dried), beechnuts, BEEF, BREAD, buckwheat, BUTTER, cashew nuts, Cereals, CHEESE, chestnuts, Chicken, CHOCOLATE, clams, cod liver oil, Cottage Cheese, Cornmeal, cottonseed meal, cow peas, crab, cream, EGGS, farina, FISH, FLOUR, frog legs, Halibut, HAM, hazelnuts, hickory nuts, hominy, HONEY, horseradish, Jello, kohlrabi, lamb, lentils, lobster, mackerel, Macaroni, maple syrup, Margarine, MEATS, mussels, Mushrooms, OATS, pasta, peanuts, Peas, pecans, pistachios, pomegranate, PORK, prunes, quinces, Rice, rutabagas, Rye, sauerkraut, SALMON, scallops, smelt, smoked herring, sole, spaghetti, SUGAR, syrups, tapioca, turkey, walnuts, WHEAT, wheat germ & WINE.
This chart is intended only as a general guide to alkalizing and acidifying foods.
Parsnips (high glycemic)
ALKALIZING ORIENTAL VEGETABLES
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
Although it might seem that citrus fruits would have an acidifying effect on the body, the
citric acid they contain actually has an alkalinizing effect in the system.
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
ACIDIFYING GRAINS, GRAIN PRODUCTS
Hemp Seed Flour
ACIDIFYING BEANS & LEGUMES
ACIDIFYING NUTS & BUTTERS
ACIDIFYING ANIMAL PROTEIN
ACIDIFYING FATS & OILS
Hemp Seed Oil
ACIDIFYING OTHER FOODS
ACIDIFYING DRUGS & CHEMICALS
ACIDIFYING JUNK FOOD
Beer: pH 2.5
Coca-Cola: pH 2
Coffee: pH 4
** These foods leave an alkaline ash but have an acidifying effect on the body.
There are several versions of the Acidic and Alkaline Food chart to be found in different books
and on the Internet. The following foods are sometimes attributed to the Acidic side of
the chart and sometimes to the Alkaline side. Remember, you don't need to adhere strictly
to the Alkaline side of the chart, just make sure a good percentage of the foods you eat come
from that side.
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.
Source: Natural Health School
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