Is Acidic Foods Bad For Your Health?
An Overabundance of Acidic Foods Enhances Illness and Disease. The Type Of Food Consumed Is Critical In Balancing Normal pH Levels And Boosting Your Immune System.
Acidic foods are any foods that after being metabolized, the ash is below 7.0 pH level.
See why maintaining a slightly alkaline pH level in your body is critical!
In general, most meats, grains, cheeses, nuts and legumes produce an acid ash after they are metabolized. I am not saying that we should never eat these foods, but you should limit them or balance them with
Since a healthy body should be slightly alkaline, you should limit the intake of acidic forming foods. If your diet consists of more acidic foods, this may lead to
an acidic pH body level.
is an important step to balancing the acid in our bodies. Eating a good portion of alkaline food is also important. Most health practitioners recommend a balance of 60-80% alkaline, 20-40% acidic forming food.
The following foods are generally listed
All meat including bacon, beef, ham, turkey, venison, lamb, pork and veal. Also fish, carp, clams, lobster, oyster, salmon, shrimp, scallops, tuna
as having an acid ash:
Nuts including cashews, pecans, brazil nuts, walnuts, peanuts, and peanut butter.
Breads (white, rye, whole wheat), barley, buckwheat, refined flour,
Rice: white rice, puffed rice, rice cakes,
Cereal: oatmeal, shredded wheat, cornflakes,
Baked goods:cake, wheat cakes, oats (rolled)
Most cheeses, Cottage cheese and cheddar cheese, butter
All white pasta like noodles, macaroni, spaghetti
Fruits like cranberries, plums and prunes have an acid ash.
Vegetableslike asparagus, corn and brussel sprouts have an acid ash
Most fats and oils like avocado oil, canola oil, corn oil, hemp seed oil, flax oil,olive oil, safflower oil, sesame oil, sunflower oil and lard.
Many beans and legumes like black beans, chick peas, green peas, kidney beans, lentils, lima beans, and pinto beans.
Other acid forming foods may include distilled vinegar, wheat germ, and potatoes.
For a more complete list of alkaline or acidic foods,
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