Alkalizing the body is not an easy task for most people, but the benefits are many. This chart shows the effects of various foods on the human body. As you may notice, the initial pH of the food is irrelevant. For instance, while lemons and limes are naturally acidic fruits, they have a strong alkalizing effect upon the body when processed in digestion.
For more information on the benefits of alkalinity, read The Link Between Body pH and Disease. You should also watch our must see documentary, The Cancer Report.
We cannot fairly give credit to any person or group for the chart below, because it was compiled from, and verified with, dozens of sources. We welcome any verifiable information that could be used to expand this chart. Unfortunately, it appears that most foods have not yet been through the mineral testing required to definitively ascertain their pH-shifting properties.
|Category||Strong Acid (least healthy)||Medium Acid||Weak Acid||Weak Alkaline||Medium Alkaline||Strong Alkaline (healthiest)|
|Fruits||Blueberries, Cranberries, Prunes, Sweetened Fruit Juice||Sour Cherries, Rhubarb, Canned Fruit||Plums, Processed, Fruit Juices||Oranges, Bananas, Cherries, Peaches, Avocados||Dates, Figs, Melons, Grapes, Papaya, Kiwi, Berries, Apples, Pears, Raisins, Alfalfa||Lemons, Watermelon, Limes, Grapefruit, Mangoes, Pineapple, Papayas|
|Vegetables, Beans, Legumes||Potatoes (without skins), Pinto Beans, Navy Beans, Lima Beans||Cooked Spinach, Kidney Beans, String Beans||Carrots, Tomatoes, Fresh Corn, Mushrooms, Cabbage, Peas, Potato Skins, Olives, Brussel Sprouts||Okra, Squash, Green Beans, Beets, Celery, Lettuce, Zucchini, Sweet Potato, Carob||Asparagus, Onions, Vegetable Juices, Parsley, Raw Spinach, Broccoli, Garlic|
|Meats||Pork, Shellfish, Rabbit||Turkey, Lamb, Beef||Venison, Cold Water Fish||Chicken|
|Eggs and Dairy||Cheese, Custard, Homogenized Milk, Ice Cream||Butter, Buttermilk, Cottage Cheese, Raw Milk||Goat Milk, Goat Cheese, Whey, Yogurt, Eggs|
|Grains and Cereals||Wheat, White Flour, Pastries, Pasta||White Rice, Cornmeal, Buckwheat, Oats, Rye||Sprouted or Whole Wheat Bread, Brown Rice||Millet, Wild Rice|
|Oils||Safflower Oil, Sesame Oil||Sunflower Oil||Corn Oil||Hemp Seed||Flax Seed Oil||Olive Oil|
|Beverages||Liquor, Beer, Soft Drinks||Tea, Cocoa, White wine||Ginger Tea, Red wine, Distilled water||Green Tea||Herb Teas, Lemon Water, Spring/Mineral Water|
|Sweeteners||NutraSweet, Equal, Aspartame, Sweet 'N Low||White Sugar, Brown Sugar, Molasses||Processed Honey||Raw Honey, Raw Sugar||Maple Syrup, Rice Syrup||Stevia, Agar, Ki Sweet|
|Nuts and Seeds||Peanuts, Walnuts||Pecans, Cashews, Pistachios||Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Sesame Seeds||Chestnuts||Almonds|
|Misc.||Chocolate||Jam, Ketchup, Mayonnaise, Mustard, and Vinegar||Margarine, Lard||Sodium, Potassium, Apple Cider Vinegar|