At Energise we have been living, coaching, researching and teaching the alkaline diet for over nine years. This chart is our definitive list of alkaline foods for you to download and print. With this chart you will discover:
Maintaining an acid alkaline balance is vital to our health, and knowing exactly which
foods to eat and which foods to avoid is absolutely critical to living alkaline.
There is so much confusion and conflicting information out there on which foods are
acid and which are alkaline, so we have created The Definitive Acid/Alkaline Food
Chart to make sure you don't get the wrong information and accidently start eating
So many acid/alkaline food lists give conflicting advice and I understand it is hard to know
who to trust. That is why we went direct to the leading researchers and authorities in this
field to develop the most accurate food list available.
We have been working with Robert Young (pH Miracle & founder of the acid/alkaline diet)
for over 5 years, Tony Robbins & Joseph McClendon & many other alkaline diet experts and have been writing and researching the alkaline diet since 2004.
With over 500+ alkaline diet articles, guides, recipes and resources on our alkaline diet blog
and over 100,000 alkaline customers worldwide, we are without doubt the world's leading
alkaline diet resource & website.
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'Your health depends on the balance of an alkaline environment, created by eating foods such as tomatoes, avocados and green vegetables...striking the optimum 80/20 balance and regulating your body's acid/alkaline chemistry through simple changes in diet can result in weight loss, increased stamina and strength, a stronger immune system and a greater sense of wellbeing.'Robert O. Young, Pioneering scientist and author of The pH Miracle
After years of societal changes, millions of pounds of marketing spend and technological advances we, as a race, are now facing more dietary based health challenges than ever before.
It is no coincidence that the rapidly growing numbers of cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes correlate almost exactly with the rise in consumption of acid forming foods such as sugars, trans fats, fast food, refined food and white breads. At the same time our consumption of fresh, life giving foods such as vegetables and essential fatty acids has decreased dramatically, making way for convenience and a generation hooked on sugary treats.
Energise & Robert Young at our pH Miracle LIVE event London, June 2009
This is not as difficult or as technical as it sounds. When we talk about starting an alkaline diet we are referring to consuming those foods and drink which have an alkaline effect on the body. This effect is based upon the mineral content of the food and therefore the alkaline or acid effect this has on the pH of the body. Some foods have an acidifying effect (usually those containing sugars, trans fats, dairy, preservatives, sweeteners, chemicals etc), whereas others have an alkaline effect. Conveniently for us, it just so happens that the foods that contain alkaline minerals (and leave an alkaline effect) are all the foods we already know are good for us: low sugar foods, fresh alkaline vegetables, nuts, seeds, salads, sea vegetables, water rich foods etc. And for the foods that contain minerals that have an acidic effect? You guessed it, sweets, alcohol, trans fats, meats, dairy, pizza, cola, biscuits, chips, white breads and pastas, refined foods, processed foods etc.
Of course, everybody is different - but most of us should aim to eat 70-80% alkaline forming foods and a maximum of 20-30% acid forming foods.
This does not have to be measured in calories, grams or anything technical, just look at your plate! Is 70% of the food on it alkalising? And for the other 30%? You can do with this what you like (how acid is up to you - dependent upon the results you want), but feel free to go for some oily fish, wholemeal pasta or wild rice for example.
It may be very useful for you to see where you are now, and to test your acid and alkaline balance at various stages during your transition to an alkaline diet. For dietary testing, we offer pH testing kits, and to boost your alkalinity, we also offer a range of alkalising supplements from pH Miracle, pHion Balance, perfectlyhealthy, Tony Robbins and Udo Erasmus. These are incredible in becoming more alkaline and give a your body a boost of essential vitamins, minerals, fats and alkaline salts.
Alkaline foods and acid foods are called alkaline or acid based upon the effect they have on the body AFTER being consumed. This is an incredibly important distinction and explains fully the difference you see between different food lists. It helps explain the main differences you see between the different alkaline food charts such as:
> Why some food lists contain fruits such as oranges and bananas as alkaline foods: this is because despite them containing alkaline minerals, they also contain a huge amount of sugar, which makes them highly acid forming ONCE CONSUMED
> Why lemons and limes are considered an alkaline food: despite them being acidic in their natural state - due to the very low sugar content but very high alkaline mineral content, they have an alkaline effect on the body ONCE CONSUMED
If you consider this pre-and-post-consumption factor, it makes the classification of alkaline foods a lot easier.
Here are some of my recent blog posts that might help explain all of this a little better:
There are over 500 articles on our Alkaline Diet Blog including alkaline recipes, alkaline guides, resources, Q&As with our in-house Robert Young trained nutritionist and more.Or you could visit our favourite alkaline sites such as Alkalize for Health, pH Miracle Living and Food for Life