Alkaline Foods List

Detailed and Comprehensive Acid Alkaline Foods Chart pH Ratings

5 Steps to Boost Your Health & Body with Our Alkaline Foods Chart

1) When you are preparing the foods for a meal, look at a particular category of the foods and select more foods in the alkaline category.

2) This alkaline food chart is only accurate for certain state of the foods. For example, cooked lettuce has a different pH value compared to a boiled lettuce.

3) The food chart is based on a number of acid alkaline food chart, nutritionists, and doctors. If you find a conflict with other alkaline food charts, sign up for our newsletters you’ll discover the alkaline principles behind these differences.

4) This alkaline food chart is based on the “residue” or “ash” of the foods after it has been digested in the stomach. This is why you will find lemon is alkaline and not acidic.

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Acidic Fruits & Alkaline Fruits
Mildly Acidic
Alkaline
Alkaline
Alkaline
Highly Alkaline
Blueberry Acai Berry Apple Apricot Avocado
Blueberry Acai Berry Apple Apricot Avocado
Sweet Cherry Banana Black Currant Blackberries Figs
Sweet Cherry Banana Black Currant Blackberries Figs
Canned Tomatoes Cantaloupe Tart Cherry Coconut Goji Berries
Canned Tomatoes Cantaloupe Tart Cherry Coconut Goji Berries
  Cranberry Dates Dragon Fruit Kiwi
  Cranberry Dates Dragon Fruit Kiwi
  Dried Figs Figs Gooseberry Lemons
  Dried Figs Figs Gooseberry Lemons
  Grapefruit Grapes Italian Plum Limes
  Grapefruit Grapes Italian Plum Limes
  Mandarin Orange Mango Nectarine  
  Mandarin Orange Mango Nectarine  
  Orange Papaya Peach  
  Orange Papaya Peach  
  Pear Pineapple Pomegranate  
  Pear Pineapple Pomegranate  
  Raspberry Red Currant Rose Hips  
  Raspberry Red Currant Rose Hips  
  Strawberry Tangerine Tomato  
  Strawberry Tangerine Tomato  
  Tangerine Watermelon Yellow Plum  
  Tangerine Watermelon Yellow Plum  
         
Grains
Acidic
Mildly Acidic
Mildly Acidic
Alkaline
Highly Alkaline
Bulgar Rice Barley Basmati Rice Amaranth  
Bulgar Rice Barley Basmati Rice Amaranth  
Corn Brown Rice Kamut Barley Grass  
Corn Brown Rice Kamut Barley Grass  
Pasta Oat Spelt Buckwheat  
Pasta Oat Spelt Buckwheat  
Wheat     Quinoa  
Wheat     Quinoa  
White Rice     Wild Rice  
White Rice     Wild Rice  
         
Legumes
Acidic
Mildly Acidic
Mildly Alkaline
Mildly Alkaline
Alkaline
Black Bean Chickpeas Lentils Lima Beans Green Beans
Black Bean Chickpeas Lentils Lima Beans Green Beans
Kidney Beans   Mung Beans Navy Beans Soy Lecithin
Kidney Beans   Mung Beans Navy Beans Soy Lecithin
    Pinto Beans Red Beans Sprouted Beans
    Pinto Beans Red Beans Sprouted Beans
    Soy Beans White Bean  
    Soy Beans White Bean  
         
Vegetables
Acidic
Mildy Alkaline
Alkaline
Alkaline
Highly Alkaline
Canned Vegetables Basil Artichokes Bok Choy Alfalfa
Canned Vegetables Basil Artichokes Bok Choy Alfalfa
Cooked Vegetables Bell Peppers Brussels Sprouts Cabbage Broccoli
Cooked Vegetables (All) Bell Peppers Brussels Sprouts Cabbage Broccoli
Frozen Vegetables Cauliflower Cayenne Pepper Celery Cucumber
Frozen Vegetables Cauliflower Cayenne Pepper Celery Cucumber
Pickled Vegetables Chives Cliantro Comfrey Dandelion
Pickled Vegetables Chives Cliantro Comfrey Dandelion
Sauerkraut Lamb’s Lettuce Black Currant Garlic Dog Grass
Sauerkraut Lamb's Lettuce Endive (Fresh) Garlic Dog Grass
  Onions Lettuce Mustard Greens Kale
  Onion Lettuce Mustard Greens Kale
  Parsnips Oregano Peppers Kamut Grass
  Parsnips Oregano Peppers Kamut Grass
  Peas Pumpkins Red Cabbage Shave Grass
  Peas (Fresh) Pumpkins Red Cabbage Shave Grass
  Rhubarb Stalks Savoy Cabbage Sorrel Soy Sprouts
  Rhubarb Stalks Savoy Cabbage Sorrel Soy Sprouts
  Squash Spinach Tomatoes Sprouted Seeds
  Squash Spinach Tomatoes (Raw) Sprouted Seeds (All)
  Thyme     Thyme
  Thyme     Wheat Grass
  Watercress      
  Watercress      
  Zucchini      
  Zucchini      
         
Roots
Mildly Alkaline
Mildly Alkaline
Mildly Alkaline
Alkaline
Highly Alkaline
Carrot Kohlrabi Potato Ginseng Ginger
Carrot Kohlrabi Potato Ginseng Ginger
Rutabaga Sweet Potatoes Turnip Beetroot Jicama
Rutabaga Sweet Potatoes Turnip Beetroot Jicama
White Radish Yams   Red Radish Black Radish
White Radish Yams Red Radish Black Radish
         
Nuts & Seeds
Acidic
Mildly Acidic
Mildly Alkaline
Mildly Alkaline
Mildly Alkaline
Peanut Butter Brazil Nuts Almonds Almond Butter Pine Nuts
Peanut Butter Brazil Nuts Almonds Almond Butter (Raw) Pine Nuts (Raw)
Peanuts Cashews Caraway Seeds Cumin Seeds Fennel Seeds
Peanuts Cashews Caraway Seeds Cumin Seeds Fennel Seeds
Pistachios Hazelnut Sesame Seeds Flax Seeds Pumpkin Seeds
Pistachios Hazelnut Sesame Seeds Flax Seeds Pumpkin Seeds
Pecans Macadamia Nuts Sunflower Seeds    
Pecans Macadamia Nuts Sunflower Seeds
   
Chestnuts Nutmeg      
Chestnuts Nutmeg    
Wheat Kernel Walnuts      
Wheat Kernel
Walnuts
   
         
Sweets & Sweeteners
Highly Acidic
Acidic
Mildly Acidic
Mildly Acidic
Alkaline
Artificial Sweeteners Brown Rice Syrup Agave Nectar Barley Malt Syrup Blackstrap Molasses
Artificial Sweeteners Brown Rice Syrup Agave Nectar Barley Malt Syrup Blackstrap Molasses
Beet Sugar Chocolates Honey Maple Syrup Stevia
Beet Sugar Chocolates Honey Maple Syrup Stevia
Corn Syrup Sugarcane      
Corn Syrup Sugarcane      
Sugar (White) Saccharine      
Sugar (White) Saccharine

   
         
Bread
Acidic
Acidic
Mildly Acidic
Mildly Acidic
Mildly Acidic
Corn Tortillas Pancake Rye Bread Sprouted Bread Wheat Bread
Corn Tortillas Pancake Rye Bread Sprouted Bread Wheat Bread
Sourdough Bread White Bread White Biscuits Whole-meal Bread Spelt Bread
Sourdough Bread White Bread White Biscuits Whole-meal Bread Spelt Bread
         
Fats & Oil
Mildly Acidic
Mildly Acidic
Mildly Alkaline
Mildly Alkaline
Mildly Alkaline
Canola Oil Corn Oil Avocado Oil Borage Oil Coconut Oil
Canola Oil Corn Oil Avocado Oil Borage Oil Coconut Oil
Cod Liver Oil Margarine Evening Primrose Oil Flax Seed Oil Marine Lipids
Cod Liver Oil Margarine Evening Primrose Oil Flax Seed Oil Marine Lipids
Sunflower Oil   Olive Oil Sesame Oil Udo’s Oil
Sunflower Oil   Olive Oil Sesame Oil Udo’s Oil
         
Dairy
Acidic
Acidic
Acidic
Acidic
Mildly Acidic
Cheese Butter Cream Egg Whites Buttermilk
Cheese (All) Butter Cream Egg Whites Buttermilk
Eggs (Whole) Ice Cream Milk (Pasteurized) Sour cream Raw Milk
Eggs (Whole) Ice Cream Milk (Pasteurized) Sour cream Raw Milk
Yogurt (All)
       
         
Meat, Poultry & Fish
Highly Acidic
Highly Acidic
Acidic
Acidic
Acidic
Bacon Beef Carp Chicken Clams
Bacon Beef Carp Chicken Clams>
Buffalo Canned Sardines Cod Duck Fresh Water Fish
Buffalo Canned Sardines Cod Duck Fresh Water Fish
Canned Tuna Lamb Liver Lobster Mussels
Canned Tuna Lamb> Liver Lobster Mussels
Organ Meat Pork Ocean Fish Oyster Pike
Organ Meat Pork Ocean Fish Oyster Pike
Sausage Turkey Rabbit Scallops Salmon
Sausage Turkey Rabbit Scallops Salmon
Venison Veal Sardines Shellfish Shrimp
Venison Veal Sardines Shellfish Shrimp
    Tuna    
    Tuna    
         
Beverages & Drinks
Acidic
Acidic
Acidic
Acidic
Alkaline
Beer Coffee Fruit Juice (Sweetened) Water (Sparkling) Fruit Juice (Natural)
Beer Coffee Fruit Juice (Sweetened) Water (Sparkling) Fruit Juice (Natural)
Liquor Soda / Pop Black Tea Wine Tea (Herbal, Green)
Liquor Soda / Pop Black Tea Wine
Tea (Herbal, Green)
        Water
      Water (Fiji, Evian)
         
Miscellaneous
Highly Acidic
Acidic
Mildly Acidic
Mildly Alkaline
Alkaline
Candy Canned Foods Hummus Apple Cider Vinegar Baking Soda
Candy Canned Foods Hummus Apple Cider Vinegar Baking Soda
Chips Cereals Mushrooms Bee Pollen Goat Milk
Chips Cereals (Like Kelloggs) Mushrooms Bee Pollen Goat Milk
Cigarettes Microwaved Foods Rice Milk Royal Jelly Almond Milk
Cigarettes Microwaved Foods Rice Milk Royal Jelly Almond Milk
Drugs Miso Soy Milk Tempeh  
Drugs Miso Soy Milk
Tempeh  
Pizza Popcorn Soy Protein Powde Tofu  
Pizza Popcorn Soy Protein Powder Tofu  
  Ketchup Whey Protein Powde    
Ketchup
Whey Protein Powder
   
  Mustard      
  Mustard

   
  Soy Sauce      
  Soy Sauce
   
         

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170 Responses to “Alkaline Foods List”

  1. Laura

    Laura

    23. Aug, 2013

    How do you print this?
    @all

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    • Vonnie

      Vonnie

      28. Aug, 2013

      Great comment Laura. My thoughts exactly!

      Reply to this comment
    • ANTHONY

      ANTHONY

      13. Sep, 2013

      At the end (bottom) of the chart you will see this link”
      Download printable Alkaline Food Chart here
      After you download the chart, you can print it.

      Reply to this comment
  2. Wallace Sterling

    Wallace Sterling

    24. Aug, 2013

    Is there a printable version, sans all the pictures???????

    Reply to this comment
  3. Dena Slade

    Dena Slade

    24. Aug, 2013

    If I make minestrone soup with all raw vegetables such as:
    kale, carrots ,celery, etc. If I cook them in a soup; is there still a health benefit? Do we need to eat everything raw?

    Reply to this comment
    • admin

      admin

      24. Aug, 2013

      Yes there are still health benefits even if you cook them. The idea here is not to overly cooked the vegetables such that they lose all their vitamins, minerals and nutrients.

      Reply to this comment
  4. Nancy

    Nancy

    24. Aug, 2013

    WOW!!!! I could not believe there are so many Acidic foods ~ had no idea!!!! I’ve been told my system tends to be acidic. This list helps! Thank You!

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  5. Rose Shaw

    Rose Shaw

    25. Aug, 2013

    This information is amazing! It just changes the whole idea of what I believed was okay to eat versus what I should know about that belief…that was incorrect. I guess there will be some changes. Thank you for the detailed info.

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  6. Vonnie

    Vonnie

    28. Aug, 2013

    It would be nice to be able to print a list so that you can have it available when you grocery shop!! Most folks will not pull out their iPod or cell phone to look to see if what they’re buying is highly acidic or not.

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  7. Susan Carlin

    Susan Carlin

    29. Aug, 2013

    This is great information but not in a useable form. I need to have a list in my kitchen where I’m preparing food. I can’t run to my office to look through the web. Could you please figure out a way to have us print the list? Thanks

    Reply to this comment
    • admin

      admin

      03. Sep, 2013

      Due to popular demand, we have just included a printable version at the end of the post.

      Reply to this comment
  8. Meredith George

    Meredith George

    02. Sep, 2013

    Is all caffeine acidic? If so, why is caffeinated green tea in the alkali group?
    Where do curry, turmeric, and black pepper fall on the scale?
    Who cooks lettuce? What is the difference between boiled and cooked lettuce? When does anyone do either of those things to lettuce?
    Why is goats milk alkali and cows milk acidic?
    Where do cottage cheese and feta chees fall on the scale?
    Is there anything you can eat quickly like calcium to change your acidity?

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  9. sandy richardson

    sandy richardson

    03. Sep, 2013

    Wow this list helps me so much. I never knew there were so many foods that I was eating that were acidic. THANK YOU!!
    I’d like to print the list also.

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  10. Lisa s

    Lisa s

    04. Sep, 2013

    I use tallow/pork lard for my fat/oil. Where would that lie on the chart? Thank you so much for this!

    Reply to this comment
    • admin

      admin

      04. Sep, 2013

      it is best to use coconut oil rather than tallow/pork lard for your oil. Tallow/pork lard usually lies in the acidic zone of the pH scale.

      Reply to this comment
  11. Sue

    Sue

    14. Sep, 2013

    What I am concerned with is the foods that are acidic and then when one eats the food it becomes alkaline. To me this is important because it is balance that counts as I see it.

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  12. Toshia

    Toshia

    16. Sep, 2013

    Hi, I’m wondering why raw milk is classified as mildly acidic, and goat milk is classified as alkaline. Does raw milk assume cow milk? Does that imply that cow’s milk is more acidic than goat milk? I’m just trying to understand.

    Thank you! Awesome chart!

    Reply to this comment
    • admin

      admin

      17. Sep, 2013

      That’s a great question. Yes, your assumption is right on raw milk = cow milk. Yes cow milk is more acidic than goat milk because of the differences in mineral composition in both animals.

      Reply to this comment
  13. Toshia

    Toshia

    17. Sep, 2013

    “2) This alkaline food chart is only accurate for certain state of the foods. For example, cooked lettuce has a different pH value compared to a boiled lettuce.”

    Hi, I’m sorry if this is already posted somewhere, and I missed it/haven’t found it yet. I’m wondering if the state for all foods listed here is raw? How do I know what state this chart refers to?

    Is there a way to learn the acidity of foods for each state?

    Thanks so much!

    Reply to this comment
  14. Jan Wills

    Jan Wills

    18. Sep, 2013

    My printer is only black ink, do you have a list for me?

    Reply to this comment
  15. Cyndi Turner

    Cyndi Turner

    20. Sep, 2013

    Wow! Have I just had a wake up call. Amazing what can cause heartburn & a sour stomach. TY for the reference chart.

    Reply to this comment
  16. Thomas Amo

    Thomas Amo

    21. Sep, 2013

    Thank you very much. Now I have to make right choices in preparing food.

    Reply to this comment
  17. Carita

    Carita

    28. Sep, 2013

    I am a smoker but am on the Ecigarette. What will this do for the acidity level. Is it the nicotine or all the other hundreds of chemicals.

    Reply to this comment
  18. Margie

    Margie

    30. Sep, 2013

    I had cancer and I’m always trying to to eat healthier. I recently heard that I should be on a highly Alkaline diet but I didn’t know which foods were acidic and which were alkaline. Thank you so much for listing these foods. Very helpful thanks again

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  19. Brooke

    Brooke

    02. Oct, 2013

    Well, this list is very disappointing; most of the foods I like are in the Highly acidic categories. Meat glorious meat! I can get on board with eating more fruits and veggies; I’ve been working on that already, but I can NOT become a vegetarian.

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    • mkpfunky

      mkpfunky

      06. Mar, 2014

      From what I’ve been told, you should strive to eat 80/20 or 70/30 of alkaline vs.acidic foods. I’ve done this in the past and it really did make me feel a lot better. More energy and I felt “clean” on the inside. I am getting back on this bandwagon as soon as I can. You don’t have to be a full fledged vegetarian to alkalize. Good luck!

      Reply to this comment
  20. Love

    Love

    24. Oct, 2013

    Love your alkaline food list. I have forwarded the list to friends.
    I definitely will be benefit from it. Alkaline foods will help me to reduce the body ache and paint especially my fingers and feet. Thank you very much.

    Reply to this comment
  21. Shiruth

    Shiruth

    25. Oct, 2013

    Thank you for the food list. It explaiins a lot. I can see why I am bothered wih acid reflux. I will share the list.

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  22. Sandra

    Sandra

    08. Nov, 2013

    WOW! Is amazing to learn abaut healthy food.Thank you for help me!Before I will do the nex list for buy groceries I will check this list!
    SQP

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  23. eloise holt

    eloise holt

    12. Nov, 2013

    Thank you so much for this list! Does all this acidity contribute to this painful inflamation from osteoarthritis?

    Reply to this comment
  24. maria santos

    maria santos

    14. Nov, 2013

    I thank you so much for al this information about the acidic and alkaline food.
    I am a distribuitor and consultant for enagic company which
    is approved by the japanese association of preventive medicine.This comapny make through electrolysis 3 types of drinkable alkaline water with the ph of 8,5 – 9.0 and 9.5.and this water is antinflamatory and also this ionizer produces the accid aplicable water with the ph 2.5 to 11.5.
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  25. EILEEN

    EILEEN

    20. Nov, 2013

    Thank you so much for this wonderful list. I will put it in action immediately. I have waited a long time for something simple like this.

    Reply to this comment
  26. julie

    julie

    07. Dec, 2013

    This is great news also do you know where to purchase the strips to test our ph l thanks so much

    Reply to this comment
  27. Karen

    Karen

    10. Dec, 2013

    Very good list, but I was wondering about Kefir. i am assuming that it is acidic like all the other dairy products. But I am just drinking it to replace the good bacteria in my gut.

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  28. Ahmad Abumaraq

    Ahmad Abumaraq

    01. Jan, 2014

    THANK YOU FOR THE TABLE IT IS VERY INFORMATIVE USEFUL AND COMPRHENSIVE,AS A RETIRED MD NOW I KNOW THE FULL BENEFITS OF ALKALINE FOODS.I KNOW ALL MEDS ARE ACIDIC AD MUST BE AOIDED.I WAS ON A STATIN PPI AND ANTIINFLAMMATORYMOTRIN.NOW I TAKE NONE AND I AM FEELING GREAT.

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  29. rose

    rose

    01. Jan, 2014

    This is a great list, my issue is with gas. I don’t suffer from acid reflux just with gas or is it a separate issue? Your advise would be much appreciated.
    Thank you.

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    • Jhannac

      Jhannac

      03. Mar, 2014

      It’s a same thing… Acid reflux and gas are related.. It’s a different reaction of your body, everybody has different reaction to acidic foods. I had both- heartburn and gases/bloat stomach… Ever since I start the alkaline diet I have zero gas and zero heartburn !!!

      Reply to this comment
  30. CHIQUITA

    CHIQUITA

    03. Jan, 2014

    WHAT ABOUT GREAT ANTIOXIDANT FOODS THAT ARE MILDLY ACIDIC??? AND SOY PRODUCTS LIKE SOY MILK,YOGURT,EDAMAME,TEMPEH AND TOFU..?..THEN U HAVE GREAT OMEGA 3 OIL FOOD LIKE SALMON, SARDINES, ETC…THEY ARE ACIDIC….WHAT IS THE CHOICE..???

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  31. Karon

    Karon

    04. Jan, 2014

    I love your site and I love this list. It makes it much easier for me to become more alkaline. I have RA very severe and alkaline foods helps stop the inflammation in my joints. I have osteoarthritis also. When you take away the inflammation, you take away the pain. Thank you so much.

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  32. Eunice

    Eunice

    09. Jan, 2014

    Thank you so much for this wonderful explanation and list. I have been on reflux meds for a long time. Now maybe I can get off them without all the heartburn! Thanks again!

    Reply to this comment
  33. ann

    ann

    29. Jan, 2014

    I am experiencing a lot of high blood sugars. What can I do to avoid those?
    Thanks for all the info. I definetally will check it out. I know define. is spelled wrong, but you know what I mean. Again, Thanks for everything. I will look forward to more info.

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  34. Dr Julie Montgomery

    Dr Julie Montgomery

    30. Jan, 2014

    Eunice- you can help with acid reflux by eating a pink lady apple first thing in the morning and before bed….also you can try 1/2 oz of raw apple cider vinegar before you eat a meal that is high in protein- which will always mean it is acidic. Hope this helps…
    and Ann – if you eat more raw and cooked vegetables and less fruits while your body adjusts to a more alkaline diet that will be helpful to you.

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  35. Gene Semanchick

    Gene Semanchick

    16. Feb, 2014

    While I experimented with this wellness activity many years ago, I never had access to such a comprehensive easy to understand listing of subject foods. I am well into my years of life but I still plan to make an effort in this area.

    I thank you very much for the extensive work you and your staff have done to compile these listings. Impressive, indeed!

    Reply to this comment
  36. Rebecca Evans

    Rebecca Evans

    26. Feb, 2014

    Thank you for this list. It is very comprehensive and helpful. One question: Under fruit, you have figs listed twice; once under Highly Alkaline and once under regular alkaline. Can you explain?

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  37. Name (required)

    Name (required)

    26. Feb, 2014

    If one eats an acidic food (meat) with an alkaline veggie or two, does it lessen the amt of acidity consumed? Does the good cancel out the bad or does the meal become neutral?

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    • admin

      admin

      27. Feb, 2014

      This definitely helps to balance the acidity of the entire meal. But the proportion is not right. You need much more alkaline foods for the acidic meat you consume.

      Mike
      Customer Relations

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  38. jeanette

    jeanette

    11. Mar, 2014

    I have the urine strips it says mine is just above 6. Pretty low. How accurate are the strips and should i test my urine a certain time of day….

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  39. Peggy Thurman

    Peggy Thurman

    24. Mar, 2014

    Finally, YOU have answered my questions about what foods are considered alkaline!
    This information is extremely helpful as I have been diagnosed with CKD.

    Reply to this comment
  40. Tom

    Tom

    03. Apr, 2014

    Figs(as opposed to dried figs) are on the list twice, with different ratings as to their alkalinity. Which is correct??

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  41. Cindy

    Cindy

    04. Apr, 2014

    This list is SO helpful – as a cancer survivor, I’ve doing some research into alkalinity/acidity and cancer growth and it is very intriguing. Could you condense this list into 1-2 pages – perhaps without the pictures? The I could post it on the inside of my kitchen cabinets for easy reference.

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  42. Antida DeBattista

    Antida DeBattista

    15. Apr, 2014

    So which is the good one please? Acidic, mildy or Alkaline?

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