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The Edgar Cayce Health Database

ACID-FORMING & ALKALINE-FORMING FOODS

It must be noted that because a food is acid it is no indication that it REMAINS acid in the body. It can turn alkaline. Honey and raw sugars produce alkaline ash, but because of a high concentrate of sugar become acid-formers. Those fruits marked with an * should not be eaten with other foods. They are acid externally but alkaline internally.

ACID FRUITS

  • All preserves
  • All canned with sugar
  • Blueberries
  • Cranberries
  • Dried-sulphured, glazed
  • Olives (Pickled)
  • Plums
  • Prunes
 

ALKALINE FRUITS

  • Apples/cider
  • Apricots
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Berries (most)
  • Cantaloupe
  • Carob (pod only)
  • Cherries
  • Citron
  • Currants
  • Dates
  • Figs
  • Grapes
  • *Grapefruit
  • Guavas
  • *Kumquats
  • *Lemons (ripe)
  • *Limes
  • Loquats
  • Mangos
  • Nectarines
  • Olives (ripe)
  • *Oranges
  • Papayas
  • Passion Fruit
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Persimmons
  • Pineapple (fresh)
  • Pomegranates
  • Melons (all)
  • Raisins
  • Sapotes
  • Tamarind
  • *Tangerines
  • Tomatoes (fully ripened)
 

ACID VEGETABLES

  • Asparagus tips (white only)
  • Beans (dried)
  • Garbanzos
  • Lentils
 

ALKALINE VEGETABLES

  • Alfalfa sprouts
  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Bamboo shoots
  • Beans (green, lima, wax, string)
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbages
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Cauliflower
  • Chard
  • Chicory
  • Com
  • Cucumber
  • Dill
  • Dock
  • Dulse
  • Eggplant
  • Endive
  • Escarole
  • Garlic
  • Horseradish
  • Jerusalem artichokes
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Mushrooms
  • Okra
  • Onions
  • Oyster plant
  • Parsley
  • Parsnips
  • Peas
  • Peppers (bell)
  • Potatoes (skin is best part)
  • Pumpkin
  • Radish
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Rutabagas
  • Sauerkraut
  • Soybeans
  • Spinach
  • Sprouts
  • Squash
  • Turnips
  • Watercress
  • Yams, sweet potatoes
 

ACID DAIRY

  • Butter
  • Cheese (all)
  • Cottage cheese
  • Cream
  • Custards
  • Margarine
  • Milk (boiled, cooked, malted, dried, canned)
 

ALKALINE DAIRY

  • Acidophilus milk
  • Buttermilk
  • Milk (raw only -- human, cow, or goat)
  • Whey
  • Yogurt
 

ACID GRAINS

  • All grains and grain products except buckwheat & millet
 

ALKALINE GRAINS

  • Amaranth
  • Quinoa
  • Buckwheat & millet are thought to be either neutral or alkaline.
 

ACID MISC.

  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Cocoa
  • Coffee, Indian teas
  • Condiments (all)
  • Dressings
  • Drugs
  • Eggs (whites)
  • Flavorings
  • Mayonnaise
  • Tapioca
  • Tobacco
  • Vinegar
 

ALKALINE, MISC.

  • Agar
  • Coffee substitute
  • Honey
  • Kelp (edible)
  • Tea (herbal & Chinese)
  • Egg yolks
 

 

» See The Basic Cayce Diet


Note: The above information is not intended for self-diagnosis or self-treatment. Please consult a qualified health care professional for assistance in applying the information contained in the Cayce Health Database.