Acid and Alkaline Foods


Acid/alkaline refers to the type of residue left in the body after a food is metabolized. The key idea is to consume plenty of fruits and vegetables that are loaded with minerals to offset the demineralizing effects of consuming acid-forming foods like sugar, refined carbohydrates and animal proteins. This model helps explain why we like to put salt (contractive) on eggs (also contractive) because helps alkalize the natural acid-forming effects of eggs.  Likewise, we enjoy the alkalizing effects of coffee when we eat a sugary dessert.  The Acid/Alkaline Model add another dimension to unraveling the mysteries of sugar cravings.


All VegetablesBrown RiceWheat
Most Fruits (not dried)CornOats
MilletSoybeansWhite rice
BuckwheatLima beansPomegranates
Sprouted beansAlmondsStrawberries, Cranberries
Sprouted seedsSunflower seedsDried fruits
Olive oilBrazil nutsBreads
Water-soaked almondsHoney Refined flour
Most Dried Beans and PeasRefined Sugar
Unrefined Coconut OilEggs, Butter
Meat, Poultry