Monday, November 19, 2012

PH Food Chart

Alkalizing the body is probably the best thing that a person can do to ensure good health and well being.  There is a direct relationship between a person's pH and the oxygen content of his blood, and a tiny change in pH can have dramatic effects upon a person's oxygen intake.  An alkaline body pH will prevent diseases, and will cure existing ones by exponentially boosting a body's oxygen intake.  As a general rule, pathogens and cancers cannot survive in an oxygen-rich, alkaline environment.
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.
CategoryStrong Acid (least healthy)Medium AcidWeak AcidWeak AlkalineMedium AlkalineStrong Alkaline (healthiest)
FruitsBlueberries, Cranberries, Prunes, Sweetened Fruit JuiceSour Cherries, Rhubarb, Canned FruitPlums, Processed, Fruit JuicesOranges, Bananas, Cherries, Peaches, AvocadosDates, Figs, Melons, Grapes, Papaya, Kiwi, Berries, Apples, Pears, Raisins, AlfalfaLemons, Watermelon, Limes, Grapefruit, Mangoes, Pineapple, Papayas
Vegetables, Beans, LegumesPotatoes (without skins), Pinto Beans, Navy Beans, Lima BeansCooked Spinach, Kidney Beans, String BeansCarrots, Tomatoes, Fresh Corn, Mushrooms, Cabbage, Peas, Potato Skins, Olives, Brussel SproutsOkra, Squash, Green Beans, Beets, Celery, Lettuce, Zucchini, Sweet Potato, CarobAsparagus, Onions, Vegetable Juices, Parsley, Raw Spinach, Broccoli, Garlic
MeatsPork, Shellfish, RabbitTurkey, Lamb, BeefVenison, Cold Water FishChicken
Eggs and DairyCheese, Custard, Homogenized Milk, Ice CreamButter, Buttermilk, Cottage Cheese, Raw MilkGoat Milk, Goat Cheese, Whey, Yogurt, Eggs
Grains and CerealsWheat, White Flour, Pastries, PastaWhite Rice, Cornmeal, Buckwheat, Oats, RyeSprouted or Whole Wheat Bread, Brown RiceMillet, Wild Rice
OilsSafflower Oil, Sesame OilSunflower OilCorn OilHemp SeedFlax Seed OilOlive Oil
BeveragesLiquor, Beer, Soft DrinksTea, Cocoa, White wineGinger Tea, Red wine, Distilled waterGreen TeaHerb Teas, Lemon Water, Spring/Mineral Water
SweetenersNutraSweet, Equal, Aspartame, Sweet 'N LowWhite Sugar, Brown Sugar, MolassesProcessed HoneyRaw Honey, Raw SugarMaple Syrup, Rice SyrupStevia, Agar, Ki Sweet
Nuts and SeedsPeanuts, WalnutsPecans, Cashews, PistachiosPumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Sesame SeedsChestnutsAlmonds
Misc.ChocolateJam, Ketchup, Mayonnaise, Mustard, and VinegarMargarine, LardSodium, Potassium, Apple Cider Vinegar