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Acid-Forming &
Alkaline-Forming Foods

Health and Rejuvenation Research Center
Cayce Health Database

It must be noted that because a food is acid it is no indication that it REMAINS acid in the body.  It can turn alkaline.  Honey and raw sugars produce alkaline ash, but because of a high concentrate of sugar become acid-formers.  Those fruits marked with an * should not be eaten with other foods.  They are acid externally but alkaline internally.

 

ALKALINE FRUITS

Apples/cider  
Apricots  
Avocados  
Bananas  
Berries (most)  
Cantaloupe  
Carob (pod only)  
Cherries  
Citron  
Currants  
Dates  
Figs  
Grapes  
*Grapefruit  
Guavas  
*Kumquats  
*Lemons (ripe)  
*Limes  
Loquats  
Mangos  
Nectarines  
Olives (ripe)  
*Oranges  
Papayas  
Passion Fruit  
Peaches  
Pears  
Persimmons  
Pineapple (fresh)  
Pomegranates  
Melons (all)  
Raisins  
Sapotes  
Tamarind  
*Tangerines  
Tomatoes (fully ripened)  

 

ACID FRUITS

All preserves  
All canned with sugar  
Cranberries  
Dried-sulphured, glazed  
Olives (Pickled)  
Plums   
Prunes  
Blueberries  

ALKALINE VEGETABLES

Alfalfa sprouts  
Artichokes  
Asparagus  
Bamboo shoots  
Beans (green, lima, wax, string)  
Beets  
Broccoli  
Cabbages  
Carrots  
Celery  
Cauliflower  
Chard  
Chicory  
Com  
Cucumber  
Dill  
Dock  
Dulse  
Eggplant  
Endive  
Escarole  
Garlic  
Horseradish  
Jerusalem artichokes  
Kale  
Leeks  
Lettuce  
Mushrooms  
Okra  
Onions  
Oyster plant  
Parsley  
Parsnips  
Peas  
Peppers (bell)   

ACID VEGETABLES

Asparagus tips (white only)  
Beans (dried)  
Garbanzos  
Lentils  
 

ALKALINE DAIRY

Acidophilus milk  
Buttermilk  
Yogurt  
Milk (raw only -- human, cow, or goat)  
Whey

ACID DAIRY

Butter  
Cheese (all)  
Cottage cheese  
Cream  
Custards  
Margarine  
Milk (boiled, cooked, malted, dried, canned) 

ALKALINE VEGETABLES (continued)

Potatoes (skin is best part)  
Pumpkin  
Radish  
Romaine lettuce  
Rutabagas  
Sauerkraut  
Soybeans  
Spinach  
Sprouts  
Squash  
Turnips  
Watercress  
Yams, sweet potatoes  

 

 

 ALKALINE GRAINS

Amaranth 
Quinoa  

Buckwheat & millet are thought to be either neutral or alkaline.  
 

ACID GRAINS   

All grains and grain products except buckwheat & millet 
 

ALKALINE, MISC.

Agar  
Coffee substitute  
Honey  
Kelp (edible)  
Tea (herbal & Chinese)  
Egg yolks  

 

ACID MISC

Alcoholic drinks  
Cocoa  
Coffee, Indian teas  
Condiments (all)  
Dressings  
Drugs  
Eggs (whites)  
Flavorings  
Mayonnaise  
Tapioca  
Tobacco   
Vinegar  

 

ALKALINE NUTS

Almonds  
Chestnuts (roasted)  
Coconut (fresh)  

ACID NUTS

All except left  
Coconut (dried) 

ALKALINE  FLESH FOOD

Beef Juice  
Blood & bone (only bonemeal is alkaline)  

 

ACID FLESH FOOD

All meats  
Fowl, fish, shellfish,  
Gelatin 

Note: The above information is not intended for self-diagnosis or self-treatment.  Please consult a qualified health care professional for assistance in applying the information contained in the Cayce Health Database.

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