by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP
pH balancing foods
Combined with our articles about pH balance and digestion, this chart of acid/alkaline forming foods will help you gain a better understanding of the effect that individual foods have in terms of digestive pH.
There are a lot of such lists out there, a few more definitive and reliable than others, and contradictions among them do show up, however the basics are fairly consistent. This list is just a sampling an overview of which foods fall on either side of the pH scale. From this basic understanding you could start to assess how pH may be playing a part in your personal health and diet picture.
All humans have this in common: when the body is under threat or not functioning well, it communicates that fact by way of physical symptoms. And the one irritating symptom that is most common is stubborn weight gain—weight that just won’t budge, no matter what you do. In fact, weight gain as a symptom of a body out of core balance is so ubiquitous that I’ve coined my own term for it: toxic weight. You gain toxic weight when your body and mind are overburdened, and you won’t ever lose it permanently until you unburden yourself.
Chart of alkalizing foods
|AlfalfaBarley grassBeets and beet greensBroccoli
Fermented veggies (Sauerkraut, kim chee)
|KohlrabiLettuceMushroomsNightshade veggies (Tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, etc.)
|AlmondsChestnutsMillet||Tempeh (fermented)Tofu (fermented)Whey protein powder|
|Other alkalizing foods|
|Apple cider vinegarBee pollenGreen juices
|Mineral waterMolasses, blackstrapProbiotic cultures
Soured (cultured) dairy products
For more information, read our informative article, “The Truth About pH Balance“.