Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Alkaline Food List

Respectfully from Raw Food Health

Alkaline food list of Vegetables:

- Beets
- Broccoli
- Carrots
- Cabbage
- Cauliflower
- Kale
- Collard Greens
- Celery
- Cucumber
- Dandelions
- Eggplant
- Garlic
- Lettuces
- Green Peas
- Green Beans
- Onions
- Spinach
- Mushrooms
- Bell Peppers
- Radishes
- Sweet Potatoes
- Wheat Grass
- Sea Vegetables

Alkaline food list of Fruits:

- Avocado
- Grapefruit
- Lemon
- Lime
- Tomato
- Rhubarb
- Watermelon
- Fresh Coconut
- Sour Cherries

Alkaline food list of nuts and seeds:

- Almonds
- Brazil
- Pumpkin
- Sunflower
- Sesame
- Flax
- Cumin
- Fennel
- Caraway

Alkaline Grains and Legumes:

- Buckwheat Groats
- Lentils
- Spelt
- Fresh Soybeans
- Tofu
- White Beans
- Lima Beans

Alkaline Fats and Oils:

- Flax Oil
- Evening Primrose Oil
- Borage Oil
- Coconut Oil
- Hemp Oil
- Olive Oil
- Avocado Oil

Alkaline Foods List

Using an alkaline foods list will allow the body to heal itself by getting rid of the acidic waste that causes poor health. A list of alkaline foods will help you choose the right foods to take control of what goes on in your body.

The first time I glanced at a list of alkaline foods I was very confused, because it seemed I was not left with a lot of options. If meat, bread, and dairy are acidic what are we left with?

However, once I discovered the benefits of a raw food diet, the seemingly limited options made sense. Raw vegetables and fruits are our natural foods and the proof is in a healthy, alkaline body. Acid and alkaline foods have the power to determine our health.

Starting a raw food diet is the best way to flush out old waste from acid foods, as raw foods are mostly all alkaline, full of living enzymes, and easy on digestion. Most importantly, on a raw food diet there is no new waste to slow down your healing process.

The most alkalizing foods are green vegetables but you will find some fruits, nuts, seeds, grains, legumes, and oils are also alkaline. However, vegetables and fruits are the easiest on digestion and should be consumed in abundance to alkalize the body.

Acidic foods are: All meat, fish, seafood, dairy, eggs, most grains, some nuts, canned, processed, and microwaved foods, condiments such as vinegar, ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard and soy sauce, white sugar, artificial sweeteners, alcohol, coffee, black tea, and a few others that perhaps were missed.

The Miracle of Alkaline Foods

Alkaline foods will give you tons of energy, reverse disease and aging, and completely change the way you look and feel. Eating alkaline food is the perfect way to be in complete control of your health.

The human body goes to great lengths to maintain a slightly alkaline PH of 7.35, but poor diet and stress can change the PH to an acidic one in which disease can thrive.

What are alkaline and acidic foods?

Every food is either alkaline or acidic, but it is not necessarily true that if a food tastes acidic that it will be acid-forming in the body. Sometimes, quite the opposite is true. For example, lemons taste very acidic but they actually help alkalize the body, while some meat will test alkaline, but once in the body will be acidic.

What makes a food acidic or alkaline is the effect it has on the body after digestion. Scientifically speaking, balancing the acidity and alkalinity of our body is the same as balancing the hydrogen ion concentration in the fluids of the body. Foods actually leave an "ash" or residue behind, and if this ash is acidic it will give off hydrogen ions after digestion that make the body more acidic, while an alkaline ash will remove hydrogen ions, making the body more alkaline.

Alkaline Foods: All vegetables and some fruits, nuts, seeds, legumes, oils, and grains.

Acidic Foods: All meat, fish, seafood, dairy, eggs, most grains, some nuts, canned, processed, and microwaved foods, condiments such as vinegar, ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard and soy sauce, white sugar, artificial sweeteners, alcohol, coffee, black tea, and others that perhaps were missed.

Click HERE for an alkaline foods list, and HERE for a list of acid and alkaline foods with their PH levels.

Are all acidic foods bad for you?

A common misconception is that all acidic foods are bad for you. Many fruits are acidic, but it does not mean that they should not be consumed, it simply means there has to be a balance between acidic and alkaline foods in ones diet. Most authorities on the subject of an alkaline food diet recommend we consume 80% alkaline and 20% acidic foods. You don't have to get technical about this ratio, just eyeball your plate.

Eating a diet rich in raw vegetables and fruits ensures there is a balance of alkaline foods and acidic ones in our diet.

For example, cucumbers have a PH level of +31.5 and blueberries are -5.3. On a raw food diet, we must consume sufficient fruit for calories which would increase the amount of acidic foods we eat, but the alkalinity of vegetables is so high that it all evens out.

On the other hand, foods such as beef, which is -34.5 and white sugar, which is -17.6, are the two staples of many peoples diets. Add in the acidity of dairy, bread, and coffee, and we have a problem on our hands that a tiny side salad at dinner is not going to be able to fix.

Alkaline diet plan

The average persons diet is highly acidic from eating predominately acidic foods such as meat, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy, grains, legumes, coffee and soda. Some of us have VERY little alkaline foods in our diet and it is no wonder that we are sick and tired. Now is your chance to transform your health by eating alkaline diet foods.

In general, all vegetables and fruits will alkalize the body, and simply by greatly increasing the percentage of these foods in your diet, you will dramatically be changing the PH of your body. On a raw food diet this is easily done, but if you are still eating some cooked foods you will have to be more careful. If you decide to become vegetarian , you will greatly decrease the amount of acidic foods in your diet, since meat has some of the greatest acidic PH levels of any food.

Tips for using alkaline foods to heal the body

1. Buy a juicer to make green juices, or a blender for green smoothies.

Your goal is to build up an alkaline reserve so that when you eat something acidic your body has somewhere to "steal" minerals from in order to neutralize the acid. Otherwise, your body will steal from your bones or store this acid as waste that creates disease.

The easiest way to build up such a reserve is to make green juices or smoothies. Juices in particular will allow you to take in a huge amount of alkaline enzymes and minerals without all the fiber that would otherwise fill you up. Alternatively, you can eat big salads with all your favorite alkaline foods.

2. Fill up on watermelon

These babies are extremely filling and alkalizing so enjoy this fruit liberally. They are mostly water (hence the name) so you can really fill up on calories without overloading the stomach. One 15" long melon has 1,355 calories and 27.6 grams protein!

3. Abuse lemons

They are one of the top alkaline fruits, so squeeze a lemon into your water any chance you get or make some fresh lemonade by using the juice of one lemon, 16 oz water, and one or two packets of stevia to sweeten.

Tips for eating cooked foods

A raw food diet is the perfect way to alkalize the body without having to worry about what foods you eat, but if you are still eating some cooked foods use these tips.

- Use sprouted bread and pasta such as those made by Ezekiel, or spelt products with no added ingredients, instead of other bread/pasta products.

- Drink goat milk and eat goat cheese instead of cows, and raw if possible.

- Drink green tea instead of coffee

- Have wine instead of beer

- Eat quinoa and brown rice instead of other grains.

- Have fresh water fish rather than pork, beef, poultry and other meats.

- Use stevia instead of sugar and artificial sweeteners.

- For cooked snacks, enjoy unsalted sweet potato chips, air popped popcorn with grass-fed butter, or unsalted corn tortilla chips.

- Avoid this list of extremely acidic foods: Beef, Poultry, Deer, Pork Bread, Pasta, Refined Cereals, Coffee, Sweetened Yogurt, Salt, White Vinegar, White Flour and Sugar, Pickles, Pickled Vegetables, Parmesan Cheese and Processed Cheese.

Inspired by Natalia Rose and her book "the Raw Food Detox Diet', Ashley Ward's mission is like mine, to educate and help inform them about the best soundest help out there.
Thank you Ashley!
I really enjoyed your website and insights!
Caio, Allison

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Banana This; Recycle Old Peels~ fertilizer or silver polish

There are things you can do with that old peel.

1. Do you have a green thumb? House hold plants and outside gardens require fertilization. A great way to give your plants nutrients is with a banana peel. The banana peel is very rich in potassium and phosphorus, which give that added boost to your plants soil, especially so with roses. Here is how to use a banana peel to fertilizer your soil for your plants. Remove the peel from the banana. Place the banana peel on a cookie sheet to let it air dry. Grab a paper bag or envelope. Crumble the dried banana peel and place it in the bag. Let the banana sit at room temperature for about two days. When your caring for your plant, give it a potassium treat of crumbled banana peel. Mix well in the soil to ensure the roots are fed evenly.
2. Have you been thinking about pulling out that old silver? Well there is no time like the present. Bananas peel can also be used to polish silver. Yes, polish silver. Take the old peels and place them in a blender. You want the peels to become smooth and creamy. Once they have, grab a cloth and small amounts of the creamed banana peel and begin polishing your silver. The shine will be breath taking.


Wild yeasts exist in the air around you and to some extent on the wheat berries. There are wild yeasts on grapes (unsulphured) and apples and other fruits. It is those wild yeasts which are 'captured' to make a sourdough starter. The process takes from 3 to 5 days. I wish I had specific amounts for you, but you could start with 1/4 to 1/2 cup of flour and mix in enough warm (not hot) water to make a thin paste. DO NOT make it too soupy. That, in fact, is the trick to a good starter, according to the French bread makers, and I think they should know. And after you've fooled around with the flour and water thing, you might wish to branch out into adding those unsulphured grapes, apples, sour milk, etc as a catalyst in order to capture other strains of yeast. Each of these strains has a slightly different taste. In fact if you move to another area, you might end up with a starter that produces an entirely different flavor. For instance, San Francisco sourdough bread is well known and has a distinct taste due to the wild strains in the air there. On day one you mix the flour and water (and add any catalysts to encourage fermentation) and place in a warm spot. After 3 days, the dough should be moist, inflated, and slightly sour. More flour and water is added (mixed in) and left to sit in a warm spot. After 2 days the process is repeated. Then the next day it is done again. Note the order: 3 days, 2 days, 1 day. At this point you should be able to make a loaf of bread using part of the starter and adding back what you took out in the form of more flour and water. Rule of thumb: Use about 10% starter to size of loaf. In the case of a 2 lb loaf this is a bit over 3 oz of starter (3.2 to be exact). For a 1 lb loaf 1.5 oz would be used. A book that describes this process in great detail is The Village Baker by Joe Ortiz, copyright 1993, published by Ten Speed Press, Berkley CA. If it's not still in print, try the used books stores, that's where I got mine. Or try your local library. If they don't have it, they might be able to get it for you. ©2008 by Ernestina Parziale

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