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Acidic food

Acidic food and alkaline foods

I am a fan of MindBodyGreen on Facebook. This morning there was a post based on Kris CarrPh information. A graph explaining PH-value

I found  the chart to be insufficient but in the comments below was a more detailed list of PH-value; Based on Back to the house of health which is a website with abundance of information related to PH value and alkaline food.

I could not copy the list as a picture here is the whole list, I took out some of the values that I thought were interesting. I was surprised that lime and lemon are alkaline opposed to  oranges that are acidic. Meat is the worst when trying to avoid acidic foods. I was surprised by the acidic value of hard cheese. I already knew that milk was acidic and straining the calcium storage of the body.  Like all animal protein, milk acidifies the body PH. I did however not know that the cheese was this acidic. Artificial sweeteners are the worst of all sweeteners, one more reason to avoid them!

Here are some values + sign indicates alkaline and – sign indicates acidic
Cucumber, Fresh +31.5
Sprouted Chia Seeds +28.5
Sprouted Radish Seeds +28.4
Wheat Grass +33.8
Summer Black Radish +39.4
Avocado (Protein) +15.6
Fresh Lemon +9.9
Limes +8.2
Tomato +13.6
Soy Lecithin (Pure) +38.0
Soy Nuts (soaked Soy Beans, Then Air Dried) +26.5
Soybeans, Fresh +12.0
Spelt +0.5
Tofu +3.2
Mandarin Orange -11.5
Mango -8.7
Orange -9.2
Papaya -9.4
Peach -9.7
Pear -9.9
Pineapple -12.6
raspberry -5.1
Red Currant -2.4
Rose Hips -15.5
Strawberry -5.4
Tangerine -8.5
Watermelon -1.0
Yellow Plum -4.9
Brown Rice -12.5
Wheat -10.1

Hazelnuts -2.0
Macadamia Nuts -3.2
Walnuts -8.0

Fresh Water Fish -11.8

Meat, Poultry, And Fish
Beef -34.5
Chicken (to -22) -18.0
Eggs (to -22)
Liver -3.0
Ocean Fish -20.0
Organ Meats -3.0
Oysters -5.0
Pork -38.0
Veal -35.0

Milk And Milk Products
Buttermilk +1.3
Cream -3.9
Hard Cheese -18.1
Homogenized Milk -1.0

Artificial sweeteners -26.5
Barley Malt Syrup -9.3
Beet Sugar -15.1
Brown Rice Syrup -8.7
Chocolate -24.6
Dr. Bronner’s Barley
Dried Sugar Cane Juice -18.0
Fructose -9.5
Honey -7.6
Malt Sweetener -9.8
Milk Sugar -9.4
Molasses -14.6
Turbinado Sugar -9.5
White Sugar -17.6

Ketchup -12.4
mayonnaise -12.5
Mustard -19.2
Soy Sauce -36.2
Vinegar -39.4

Beer -26.8
Coffee -25.1
Fruit Juice Sweetened
Fruit Juice, Packaged, Natural -8.7
Liquor -38.7
Tea (Black) -27.1
Wine -16.4


When the bad is so good that you just won´t let go.

When I had finished my six months of necessary cleansing the hard work began. What my nutrition therapist recommended was that I would try things one at the time and register what it did to my body. The things that did not welcome in my life where the white things;  white rice, flour and sugar. This part was easy, because there are more healthy choices.

Coffee cup

Coffee cup (Photo credit: @Doug88888)

The first cup of coffee was like I was being poisoned. I could feel how the coffee was not beneficial for my health. But I kept the coffee. Now I take a moderate approach. I drink two cups a day. I enjoy it and I only drink quality coffee. Life is just too short for bad coffee!

I drink my coffee without guilt. It is about the quality and not the quantity. But when I break the two cup rule funny thing happens. I get anxious. Coffee alone can evoke this feeling. That is why I have to be careful.

So in order to enjoy my two cups a day the rest of the day is fruit juices, green tea and loads of water.

For me being healthy is also being happy. I had to weigh the pros and cons. Coffee is a social thing for me,  that weighs more to me than the health benefactors of skipping it all together.

For me that approach works better than a strict ban.