Try Alkaline Foods to Feel Better

Because of factors like diet and stress, many people in industrialized nations are too acidic, and so we are afflicted with health problems that run the gamut from minor skin irritations to depression, chronic fatigue and back pain to arthritis, ulcers, and osteoporosis.

Take a look at the checklist of symptoms that indicate acidity. Then find out what to eat (and what to avoid) to improve your health!

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First, see the list of symptoms to find out if you may be too acidic.

Here is a list of alkalinizing foods that will help you to balance your over-acidity:

Alkalizing Foods
Green vegetables, raw or cooked, salad greens, cabbage, etc.
Colored vegetables: carrots, beets (except for tomatoes)
Corn (kernels or cooked as polenta)
Milk (liquid and powdered form), large-curd cottage cheese, cream, butter
Almonds, Brazil nuts
Dried fruits: dates, raisins (except those that are acidic to the taste—apricots, apples, pineapple)
Almond milk
Black olives preserved in oil
Cold-pressed oils
Natural sugar

Acidic Foods to Avoid
If you are too acidic, eating these foods could cause more of a problem.

Refined flour products: White bread, pasta
Grains: White rice
Sugary cereals and desserts: Cakes, pies, cookies
Sugars: White and brown sugar
Beans: Soybeans, chickpeas, red beans, garbanzos
Red meat: Beef, mutton, pork, cold cuts
Fatty fish: Salmon, carp, herring, mackerel
Crustaceans: Lobster, shrimp, mussels
Condiments: Capers, pickles, pimentos, mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise
Fats: Hydrogenated margarine, lard
Beverages: Coffee, tea, chocolate milk, sodas, tomato juice, orange juice, grapefruit juice, wine, strong spirits

Adapted from The Acid-Alkaline Diet, by Christopher Vasey, N.D. (Inner Traditions, 2003). Copyright (c) 2003 by Christopher Vasey. Reprinted by permission of Inner Traditions.
Adapted from The Acid-Alkaline Diet, by Christopher Vasey, N.D. (Inner Traditions, 2003).

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Holly C.
Holly C.about a year ago

Interesting article! Had no idea that chickpeas where on the 'bad' list! I eat a great deal with my salads for protein since I stopped eating meat.

Susana Leanza
Susana Leanza2 years ago

oh potato and banana are on the list, reminds me of... minions, haha! anyway, thanks for the info :)

Karen Martinez
Karen Martinez2 years ago

Balance is the key. We need to balance what we eat. Easier said than done in our hectic lifestyles, but we need to pay attention to what we eat. Thanks for the article.

Allen Anthony
Allen Anthony2 years ago

Has anyone heard about the Recovery alkaline tablet by Sevenpoint2company? I have heard it created alkalinity and hydrogen gas in your blood... reducing pain and inflammation. or Your comments? Does it work?

Catchy Orange
Maria Guimaraes2 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Debra W.
Debra W.2 years ago

I think that each one of us must watch our own systems.

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen2 years ago

Thank you :)

Winn Adams
Winn Adams2 years ago


wael a.
wael a.2 years ago

thank you

Paul Girardin
Paul Girardin2 years ago

Thanks for sharing this helpful article!