Acid and Alkaline Food Cheat Sheet

Acid and Alkaline Food Cheat Sheet
A general rule of thumb: fresh veggies and fruits are alkaline forming; most everything else is acid forming. Strive for a balance between the alkaline and acid forming foods.
Very Alkaline-Yielding Foods
Coconut water
Dates*
Raisins*
Spinach
Alkaline-Forming Foods
Apples
Apricots
Bananas
Broccoli
Cantaloupe
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Cherries
Cucumber
Eggplant
Kiwifruit
Lemon
Lime
Pears
Peaches
Pineapple
Green peppers
Grapefruit
Green beans
Lettuce
Mineral water
Mushrooms
Onions
Orange
Peaches
Strawberries
Tomatoes
Watermelon
Zucchini
Neutral pH Foods
Legumes**
Water
Very Acid-Forming Foods
Bread, whole wheat
Chicken
Cod
Eggs
Cheese
Luncheon meat, canned
Liver sausage
Herring
Oats, rolled
Parmesan cheese
Peanuts
Processed (soft) cheeses
Rice, brown
Salami
Trout
Walnuts

 

Acid-Forming Foods
Beef
Bread, rye
Bread, white
Corn flakes
Milk, whole
Pork
Rice, white
Spaghetti
*Although dates and raisins have a strong alkaline-forming effect, they are high in sugars, so don’t over-eat them.
**Legumes are only slightly acid-forming, so they are for all practical purposes neutral.
The Foods Highest in Salt
Read labels carefully to avoid too much salt.
Canned vegetables
Cheese
Cured meats and fish
Dill pickles
Fast foods
Instant soups
Pretzels
Roasted nuts
Sauces
Salad dressings