Most industrialized societies eat an acid-producing diet, and an overly-acidic system has been blamed for everything from depression, insomnia, and fatigue to cancer. Fortunately, simply making a few dietary changes can balance our acidity and help us toward more radiant good health.
Find out which foods to avoid, and which can help you to feel better, right here:
Eat FEWER of the following ACIDIFYING FOODS:
Eggs, strong cheeses, animal fats
Peanut oil, hardened oils (margarine)
Whole grains and refined grains: wheat, oats, millet
Grain products: bread, pasta, cereal flakes
Leguminous plants: peanuts, soybeans, white beans, broad beans
Sweets: white sugar, pastry, chocolate, candy, jellies and preserves
Oleaginous fruits: walnuts, hazelnuts, pumpkin seeds
Commercially manufactured sweet drinks, especially sodas
Coffee, tea, cocoa, wine
Condiments: Mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup
Eat MORE of the following ALKALIZING FOODS
Green vegetables, raw or cooked: salad greens, green beans, cabbage and so on
Colored vegetables: beets, carrots (except tomatoes, which are acidifying)
Corn (kernels or cooked as polenta)
Milk (liquid or powdered form), large-curd cottage cheese, cream, butter
Almonds, Brazil nuts, Chestnuts
Dried fruits: figs, dates, raisins (excluding those that are acidic to the taste, like apricots, apples, pineapple)
Alkaline mineral waters
Black olives preserved in oil
Adapted from The Acid-Alkaline Diet for Optimum Health, by Christopher Vasey, M.D. (Inner Traditions, 2003). Copyright (c) 2003 by Christopher Vasey. Reprinted by permission of Inner Traditions.
Adapted from The Acid-Alkaline Diet for Optimum Health, by Christopher Vasey, M.D. (Inner Traditions, 2003).