Complete List of Alkaline Foods
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|Corn Tortillas||Rye Bread||Sourdough Bread||White Biscuit|
|White Bread||Whole-grain Bread||Whole-meal Bread||Sprouted Breads|
|Buttermilk||Cheese (All)||Cream||Egg Whites|
|Eggs (Whole)||Homogenized Milk||Milk (Not Pasteurized)||Milk (Pasteurized)|
|Paneer (Cheese)||Quark||Yoghurt (Sweetened)||Yoghurt (Unsweetened)|
|Beverages & Drinks|
|Beer||Coffee||Coffee Substitute Drinks||Fruit Juice (Natural)|
|Fruit Juice (Sweetened)||Liquor||Soda / Pop||Tea (Black)|
|Tea (Herbal, Green)||Water (Fiji, Hawaiian, Evian)||Water (Sparkling)||Water (Spring)|
|Fats & Oils|
|Borage Oil||Butter||Coconut Oil (Raw)||Cod Liver Oil|
|Corn Oil||Evening Primrose Oil||Flax Seed Oil||Margarine|
|Marine Lipids||Olive Oil||Sesame Oil||Sunflower Oil|
|Acidic Fruits & Alkaline Fruits|
|Apricots (Dried)||Avocado (Protein)||Banana (Ripe)||Banana (Unripe)|
|Cherry (Sour)||Cherry (Sweet)||Clementines||Coconut (Fresh)|
|Fig Juice Powder||Figs (Dried)||Figs (Raw)||Fresh Lemon|
|Goji Berries||Gooseberry (Ripe)||Grapefruit||Grapes (Ripe)|
|Italian Plum||Limes||Mandarin Orange||Mango|
|Red Currant||Rose Hips||Strawberries||Strawberry|
|Grains & Legumes|
|Basmati Rice||Brown Rice||Buckwheat||Bulgar Rice|
|Couscous||Granulated Soy (Cooked, Ground)||Kamut||Lentils|
|Lima Beans||Oats||Rye Bread||Soy Flour|
|Soy Lecithin (Pure)||Soy Nuts (Soaked Soy Beans, Then Dried)||Soybeans (Fresh)||Spelt|
|Tofu||Wheat||White (Navy) Beans||Millet|
|Meat, Poultry & Fish|
|Fresh Water Fish||Liver||Ocean Fish||Organ Meats|
|Oysters||Pork||Sardines (Canned)||Tuna (Canned)|
|Apple Cider Vinegar||Baking Soda||Bee Pollen||Canned Foods|
|Cereals (Like Kelloggs)||Hummus||Microwaved Foods||Popcorn|
|Rice Milk||Royal Jelly||Soy Protein Power||Tempeh|
|Whey Protein Powder||Almond Milk||Soy Milk|
|Almonds||Almond Butter (Raw)||Brazil Nuts||Cashews|
|Filberts||Hazelnut||Macadamia Nuts (Raw)||Peanut Butter (Raw, Organic)|
|Peanuts||Pine Nuts (Raw)||Pistachios||Walnuts|
|Carrot||Fresh Red Beet||Kohirabi||Potatoes|
|Red Radish||Rutabaga||Summer Black Radish||Sweet Potatoes|
|Turnip||White Radish (Spring)||Yams|
|Barley||Caraway Seeds||Cumin Seeds||Fennel Seeds|
|Flax Seeds||Pumpkin Seeds||Sesame Seeds||Sunflower Seeds|
|Sweets & Sweeteners|
|Agave Nectar||Alcohol Sugars||Artificial Sweeteners||Barley Malt Syrup|
|Beet Sugar||Brown Rice Syrup||Chocolates||Dr. Bronner’s Barley Malt Sweetener|
|Dried Sugar Cane Juice||Fructose||Halva (Ground Sesame Seed Sweet)||Honey|
|Maple Syrup||Milk Sugar||Molasses||Sugar (White)|
|Aubergine / Egg Plant||Barley grass||Basil||Bell Peppers / Capsicums|
|Blue-Green Algae||Bok Choy||Brussels Sprouts||Cabbage Lettuce (Fresh)|
|Canned Vegetables||Cauliflower||Cayenne Pepper||Celery|
|Chives||Cliantro||Comfrey||Cooked Vegetables (All)|
|Cucumber (Fresh)||Dandelion||Dog Grass||Endive (Fresh)|
|French Cut (Green) Beans||Frozen Vegetables||Garlic||Ginger|
|Ginseng||Green Cabbage (December Harvest)||Green Cabbage (March Harvest)||Horse Radish|
|Jicama||Kale||Kamut Grass||Lamb’s Lettuce|
|Leeks (Bulbs)||Lettuce||Mushrooms||Mustard Greens|
|Peas (Ripe)||Peppers||Pickled Vegetables||Pumpkins (Raw)|
|Raw Onions||Red Cabbage||Rhubarb Stalks||Savoy Cabbage|
|Sea Vegetables||Seaweed (Dulse, Kelp etc.)||Shave Grass||Sorrel|
|Sourkraut||Soy Sprouts||Spinach (March Harvest)||Spinach (Other than March)|
|Sprouted Seeds (All)||Squash (All, Raw)||Straw Grass||Thyme|
|Tomatoes (Puree)||Tomatoes (Raw)||Tomatoes (Sundried)||Watercress|
|Wheat Grass||White Cabbage||Yeast||Zucchini|
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Extremely informative, very very usefull.
Thank you.- Al
THANK YOU!!! this an excellent guide and I greatly appreciate any info that will assist in increasing my ph to a level that will create an intolerable living environment for the cancer cells.
Thank you again and have a very merry Christmas. Dave Wheelwright
Michael I really like your style and generosity!
I have followed your suggestions for quite some time now.
When I wake in the morning and I feel stiff I go straight back to scanning my diet from the day before and find acid food in abundance among the intake.
This is what my mother taught me bless her heart. She was so right!- Madi Creekmore
thanks this will really help me.- peggy white
Thank you for the beautiful akaline acid chart. I wish it was something I could down load and put in my kitchen. The way it would print out would be about 15 pages so that is the only negative thing I would have to say about it. I will try to put it into a file but it would be great to be able to print it out in a shorter version.
Sincerely appreciative though, Susanna
Wow, I didn’t see the printable version. Thanks I can now download it. Wheee.- Susanna McGrath
Certainly an easy color coded system and excellent to share with others who want to steer away from an acidic diet.- dee
This chart is wonderful. My doctor had told me to avoid tomato with my acid reflux, but if they are alkaline I don’t think that is necessary. Thank you for a good start in trying to avoid acidic choices and perhaps I will sign up after the holidays.- Marilyn Lofaro
I would like for my friends to try the alkaline foods & alkaline diet – the complete resource I think this will be the best diet guide they will ever try.
you will be happy you did sharon
This is wonderfull. I am framing it and putting it on my kitchen wall to remind me the importance of what I put in my body
Very nice. I love the color guide! Makes it so much easier to remember. Thank you!- Deborah
Thank you for this comprehensive chart. We appreciate the time and energy you put forth to educate us about healthy life styles. Love and Gratitude, Jan.- Jan Henderson
Very useful information, thank you very much- abdullah
Thank you very much indeed for sending the alkaline diet chart which is very helpful.Sure I will share it to many friends of mine cause I do highly appreciate, living in a family which has a three generations traditions in the production of homeopathic drugs for some diseases and especially for chronic hepatitis, liver & gallbladder cleansing and burnings as well.
God Bless you- ylli
Aloha. Thanks for the info. Wouldn’t this be neat if made available to elementary and secondary schools as part of health education.
A hui hou – Stuart- Stuart
Thanks, This list is fabulous. being so acidic, i will really make use of it.- lydiah
Bless you Michael and colleagues for this chart. Before with all the different versions of which food is acid or alkaline on the web, it was simply crazy. Now all is still and simple!!
Best wishes and A Joyful Xmas to yourselves
UDAYAN- UDAYAN BHATTACHARYA
Wonderful resource for visual learners especially. Mahalo!- Sally
I didn’t realize lots of the “health” foods I was eating wasn’t very alkaline…I appreciate the color chart of the alkaline foods and now I know what I need to concentrate on more of eating to be more alkaline balanced and healthier…Thanks much from Hawaii!- Leah
Thank you for putting so much effort into producing the chart – you have certainly simplified a quite complicated subject and I am most appreciative.- Valerie
Thank you soooo much. This is sooooo useful.- Safet
The only thing I can say is Fantastic. I have been looking for thomthing like this a long time.
Thanks to you.
Thank you for the wonderful help most appreciated, body at a all time low please put out more adverts :))- neville
once agian thanks for THANKS …i need info to live by… keep it up your the piepiperi dance to…tiboi out…peace…(0)(-)…lov ya..- Tim John Kulikowski
Thank you, this is great and details in programme excellent. Best I have seen. Leona- Leona
Wanted to say thank you for the hopeful motivation to help me want to eat alkaline foods more. Your kindness in sharing this important knowledge is very much appreciated.- Raquel
Thanks SOOOO much!!! This is absolutely wonderful, huge help!! 😀- Emese
I think this is the only way to eat.. I am just getting started. But I find it so much better for my body.. My sugar levels are lower, my blood pressure is lower and I find myself not craving sweet that much any longer.. So thanks for the help and I am looking forward to learning more if I can.
Wow, I see why I gained weight again. I tried the alkaline diet regime a couple of years ago and the weight just peeled off. As the new year approaches I am going to get back on tract.- Barbara Webb
I am sure you have had this question posed before. Why does each site I visit have conflicting Alkaline list. Some state that it is the end product after digestion that counts. How do you respond to this?- Jaye
@Jaye Often there are conflicts on alkaline lists because of the resulting “alkaline ash” after digestion is what counts. An example: lemons are obviously acidic, but after digestion they are actually alkalizing to the body.- admin
It’s free! Thank you for your generosity, anyone else would have charged $$$ for it.
This is very very helpful. Thank you again.- Jocelyn
Thank you soooo much! Iv’e been looking for something like this for a long time! Excellant. Can’t wait to get started.- Linda
So amazing thankyou so much- Bernard browne.
Thank you so much for making possible decisions of what to eat for osteopenia so much easier. Comparing this list with the migraine triggers will make it safe to eat again.- Mary
Are you saying that my diet should be 70% alkaline foods and 30% acidic foods?- Portia Whale
@Portia Yes, 70% alkaline to 30% acidic foods is ideal.- admin
Uhhh…could you please move coffee to the more-alkaline side of the spectrum?
I’d like not to cut it out of my diet, and I’d feel better if you lied to me about it.
Much appreciated. Thank you.
Thanks!! This is awesome information. Great Job- Deepak Kumar BS
A timely gift! I’m predominately visual/kinesethic so ‘photo carts’ speak to me. I know these images will be a great ally when shopping and choosing food.
Wall charts would be an asset. Advertising promotions work because after repeated exposure we buy products ‘automatically.’
I trust your vision is to have this information presented in schools, hospitals and age care homes.
Are you making a ‘fun’ doco promotion? It would be good material for in-house TV programmes used in doctor/dentist/day surgery and outpatient rooms.
CONGRATULATIONS! You are a man who understands the wisdom of knowledge and abundance.
walk gently- christine
Great site. can you please send me some receipes please? Thanks- barbara fontana
Thank you so much.This will help me to make better choises what to eat and what not.- Eva
yaa!! ur all the diet food which u’ve snt me r da bst and ill definately follow it..to gt more healthy,more fine.,more better,
bt plz send me some dietry chart for the deabitc person
Thank you for th informative chart. I am supposed to get and stay more alkaline because I have a newly diagnosed heart murmer, which I wish to correct without drugs or surgery. This will help tremendously.- stephanie
Fantastic way to renew your life with a very healthy approach and system, so far is doing wonders in my life, I feel more energized, sleep better, I’ll recommend it to anybody- Ruben
Thank you so much for this food chart , I would use this as a gulid to keep an alkaline body . Kenny- Kenny yuen
What are the x for in the colored food chart? Thank you.- carol
I use a dehydrator to dry excess vegetables to use for soups like onion, celery, carrot, greenbeans, spinach and butternut squash. I also dry fruits for use in winter. Are these better for you in the way of alkalinity than if I were to can them?- Donalyn
I have just been diagnosed with acid reflux, and while doing some research I heard about alkaline foods. I’m hoping it will help me feel better. Thank you for the chart, I will print it and put it to good use.- Ray M
Thanks a lot !
I was interested for alkaline food because I read that is so important for gender selection.
Most important in this world is to be healthy.
When you are healthy you have everything!
But I am interesting to have healthy and both gender of children .
I love them so much.
All the best ,
I wish I had heard about this about 50 years ago! But, it’s never too late to give it a try…even at 82! Thanks for the very valuable info.- phyllis cherault
55 year old male severe sleep apnea 6’3″ 230lbs wish to lose 30lbs to see if I can get rid of the sleep apnea- Bob
need to shed excess weight….n looking forward for a baby boy- natasha
I want to know how to effectively alkalize my diet( I.e. Make my diet alkaline)- Khushbu
Mind-boggling. You deserve all praise. Thank you very much.- P Veera Reddy
I have already been eating most of these foods. I was just curious to see if there were some I am missing. The book Fit For Life has some of these same recipes. I am curious about grape fruit as I eat a lot of it. Also does drinking lemon water aid in removing some acidity. I appreciate your input and thank-you for the chart.- Luise Thompson
I found your website chart very useful.I am a very lean person and want to put on weight. I am suffering from chronic osteoporosis and acute migraine problem. Can you suggest a dietary chart to overcome these problems. Thanks once again.
Hi-Your website was very informative and interesting. Would you recommend to have fruits like apple, grapes, oranges,bananas before OR after meals? Thanks so much- Oscar
Thank you for allowing me to have this Alkaline Food Chart for free. It is lovely to know that there are still generous people around who want everyone to feel as healthy as possible without it costing them big bucks.
Thank you for the food chart. And will keep it real- johnny mason
About 2 years ago, I had gout and really suffered with it and found that my diet was too acidic and I really need to try this diet. I am on a diet now to help my blood pressure to come down and it sounds like this would help that also!
I would have never guessed that Lemon and Lime are Alkaline. Thanks for the chart.- Dave
In January I was on anti-biotics, now tummy aches and trying to heal through food, alkaline, hopefully this chart will help me choose the right foods, like what do I eat for breakfast? Thank you.- Diane Shaw
Thank you so very much,have so many problems w/ joint and muscle pain and migrains since childhood and very much tired of Drs. wanting to give pills for everything or sending you to other Drs. Believe me, could rant and rave right along with you about doctors…
Have a wonderful day
I’m looking forward to starting this “new way” of healthy energizing; I’ll give it a chance when I get your chart. Thanks so much for sharing your gift! Jane- jane
I’m excited to get my old body back. I started exercising- lost about 35 pounds- went thru my most stressful year of my life and have developed extremely DRY DRY DRY skin and hair, painful consistent rashes and endlessly recurrent eczema. It’s been 3 years of hell- trying everything under the sun! high Acid definitely explains the timing and why the rashes keep coming back after “eliminating the potential allergens” etc. Has anyone else had dryness, rashes or eczema as a result of being too acidic? how long did it take to recover?
Hopeful in Indy!- Cat
Many thanks for th excellent chart I am most appreciative! God bless you- Mercedes
Thanks for this easy to use chart (7 page colored printable version too). Watching your acid/alkaline balance is pretty simple and a powerful way to impact ones health. I had an experience with gout(ow!) and self corrected it with this method and proper water consumption.
There are ion water machines available that produce alkaline water (used as medical devices in Japan) for those who have serious health problems or just want to avoid them.
I visited a kibbutz in Israel years ago and they fed us cucumbers 3 meals a day (for breakfast?), but it took me years to realize just how smart they were. Dr Tim
The Alkaline diet appears to be something I can benefit from following. I need to lose 30 pounds and want to increase my energy level.- Cornelius
I found your chart very interesting. I start using it the same day I found it which is about a week ago. I can actually feel the difference already. I guess this might be mind over matter as a week is too soon to see any result, but I sure hope to use it to the fullest. I wan wondering, what about some of the food that is not listed; Should I assume they are OK?- Winston
OMG! No wonder i suffer from GERD and IBS. Not only is my refrigerator filled with acidic foods, I eat them everyday all day. This chart is not only resourceful and very helpful, it will help me to choose my foods more wisely and make a diet change. It’s gonna be hard with all the temptation of fast food and fast cooking processed foods. What has this world come to, there killing us thru our food.- Clueless
I’m confused. Tomatoes are not alkaline. They are actually very acidic. And I thought lemons were acidic as well.- M13
Thanks a lot for such useful information.if I’m allowed to ask questions,I would like to know that is it good to use amaranth flakes for making flat bread?.I bought it last night & used it with whole wheat flour.- alia
Thank you for such a comprehensive list.
Thanks a million.
Im 21, and I want to have a drink the alkaline fresh greens.. I just don`t know what to green powder i should buy?? So if anyone knows witch one i should buy, please let me know
I have PN and everything I eat makes me each trying to find some things to help me relief some discomfort and thought I would try this and I also need to lose weight.
Thank you- Sheerese Boyd
When they mention chocolates do they also mean cocoa powder that is unsweetened? Most chocolates have milk and sugars in them. Just wondering- Linda Osterman
Thank you!!! I’m so glad you care enough to share
this information with us all- highly beneficial and
Hoping this will improve my well being been sick for 18a years with ovarian cancer and complications from the cancer. I never feel good.- Gayle
I just discovered you, Michael, as I was searching for alternatives to control my acid reflux problem. I think I’m going to be very happy. Thank you so much.- Patricia
Thank you so much!!! You just saved my life. I’m a 43 yr old wife and mother of 12 with my youngest being 6 and my oldest being 12 and the only thing in on the list that I eat that’s in the green, is onions. Starting tonight I’ll be eating all the right foods too keep me living and enjoying life with my children and my grandchildren!!! God Bless You!- mary
I never knew the difference between alkaline food and acidic food untill I saw the food chart by Michael murray. Fantastic! I am trying to follow it and feeling better as I am a chronic acidity patient. I only used to avoid the chilly and Pickles thinking that they aggravate the acidity problems.Thanks to Michael. God bless him. Anjana, (India).- Anjana
Thank you very much.yr effort ‘ll be rewarded here and hereafter by our Lord.Lord who created all beings who loves all beings.- fadhil goh
Good guide to alkaline diet. will need to try and then recommend- avani
I would love to learn more on alkaline dieting. Thanks:)- Stephen
I like the chart but I need more understanding of how your comprehensive chart works, I have acid reflux that I wish to control it better, I thank that my body is more acidic and I hope that your chart works for me.- JASON BROOKS
You will find the majority of foods listed on the chart. Enjoy.- admin
sounds interesting!- lucy
where did you find the printable version?- Veronica
There’s a link towards the top of this page.- admin
I have recently developed food Allergies and was adviced to use more alkaline foods so i hope that this chat will help to improve my general health- martha
Absolutely helpful and educative. I truly loved it and saved the link for my wife to see..People perish for lack of knowledge but this site enlightens all who wanna have a balanced nice diet without having to suffer heartburns each time a good meal is on the table like steak. I now know what to mix to balance and have no heartburn. Thank you so much for putting this online- maiyo ishmael
thanks a million for this chart it helps me alot with what I have been confused with- lorenzo
I was shocked to know that frozen vegetables are acidic! I buy them all the time for my family and will definitely change that! And to know that spring water is not as alkaline as I thought it would be. I remember drinking Fiji water years ago and noticing that I felt good after having it. I think I’ll go back to drinking that water! Thanks so much!- Big Momma
Good Stuff!!!- John G
Thank you so much. I’ve been looking for a list of alkaline foods for a while. This is a great help. Hoping to balance weight and health.- Linda
Great and simplified information…… Thanks- Abhijeet
am so grateful for such superb info.- carol
Thankyou for this info – i have been suffering Ross River Virus for 4 months now.
I will alter my diet to reduce my acid levels and hopefully return to good health soon. I cant wait to be out of chronic pain and fatigue and back to my normal self.
How good looks better with colours, i will print and attach to my fridge, thank you so much. I will share with my mates.- Anna
I think it could be the reference, thanks the author to categorize this foods. Thank you so much!- Rechard
Wonderful information, helped me so much to understand how to balance my daily meal and what I am actually eating. Thank you so much for putting all these information online.- PSubba
Dairy, eggs, meat, most grains, and processed foods, like canned and packaged snacks and convenience foods, fall on the acid side and are not allowed. Most books that tout the alkaline diet say you shouldn't have alcohol or caffeine, either.What alkaline food is good for breakfast? ›
- Avocado toast.
- Grain-free granola.
- Chia seed pudding.
- Buckwheat or quinoa porridge.
- Eggs and mushrooms.
Alkaline breakfast foods that make great additions to any breakfast meal include oatmeal, fruits and vegetables, quinoa, and yoghurt. These foods are not only alkalizing but they are also packed with nutrients that will help you start your day off right.What drink is more alkaline? ›
Alkaline hot drinks
Your best bet is a nice cup of hot tea. Boiled water is alkaline and so are most teas. Plus, tea has a slew of killer health benefits. A glass of warm milk can also do the trick.
- Green Leafy Vegetables. Most green leafy vegetables are said to have an alkaline effect in our system. ...
- Cauliflower and Broccoli. If you love sautéed broccoli in Asian spices or gobi matar, they are both good for you. ...
- Citrus Fruits. ...
- Seaweed and Sea Salt. ...
- Root Vegetables. ...
- Seasonal Fruits. ...
- Nuts. ...
- Onion, Garlic and Ginger.
Almonds. Unlike other nuts such as pecans, cashews, and walnuts, almonds are generally alkaline. The monounsaturated fatty acids and omega-3 fatty acids almonds contain can protect the heart and the high fiber content can keep you feeling full between meals.Are eggs high in alkaline? ›
Certain food groups are considered acidic, alkaline, or neutral: Acidic: meat, poultry, fish, dairy, eggs, grains, alcohol. Neutral: natural fats, starches, and sugars. Alkaline: fruits, nuts, legumes, and vegetables.What is the fastest way to alkalize your body? ›
- How to Alkalize your Body. ...
- Drink a lot of water to flush your system and support natural detoxification. ...
- Combine alkaline foods in a meal with foods that are acidic to create a good balance and focus on foods that are high in potassium like lemons or bananas.
- Choose fresh, organic, GMO-free food whenever possible.
Almonds are the only nut that are considered VERY alkaline. Peanuts on the other hand are highly acidic.Can you eat nuts on alkaline diet? ›
Core Concepts of the Alkaline Diet
They consume a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as tofu, nuts, seeds, and certain legumes to boost protein intake.
Proteins should be approximately 15-20% of your total calorie intake. Approximately 50 to 60 grams of protein per day is a good amount for most people. Sources of protein may include organic eggs and dairy products, whey protein, as well as deep cold-water fish such as mackerel, sardines, tuna, herring, and salmon.Is chicken high in alkaline? ›
The Alkaline Food Chart
Acidic foods include red meat, chicken, fish, chocolate, wheat, and alcohol. Neutral foods include natural fats like butter, most oils, milk, and cream. Alkaline foods include most fruits and veggies.
Spelt's whole grain goodness is a great way to round out your alkaline diet. Try it with spread with avocado for breakfast and you'll never go back to the white bread!Are boiled eggs alkaline? ›
While whole eggs are relatively pH neutral, egg white is one of the few food products that is naturally alkaline, with an initial pH value that can be as low as 7.6 at time of lay, but with increasing alkalinity as the egg ages, and can reach pH of 9.2.Is A Sweet Potato alkaline? ›
Sweet potato, beets, radish, turnips and carrots are an amazing source of alkaline foods which facilitates to keep up the pH balance.What can I drink that is alkaline? ›
Popular alkaline drinks include water, dairy, some juices, some teas, and almond milk.Which fruit is most alkaline? ›
Here are nine alkalizing fruits to add to your recommended daily servings of fruit.
- Watermelon. Watermelons are cooling, hydrating summer treats. ...
- Cantaloupe. ...
- Mango. ...
- Papaya. ...
- Kiwi. ...
- Grapes. ...
- Pears. ...