Acid and alkaline foods and diet? Help???

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by BethM, Oct 19, 2005.

  1. BethM

    BethM New Member

    I'm looking for info on balancing acidity in the body through diet. Any suggestions on where to look? I know we've talked about this here, but I can't find it.

    Thank you!

    Peace,
    Beth.
  2. hopeful4

    hopeful4 New Member

    Hi Beth,
    Here's a list I found of alkaline and acid foods. If you want more info that people have written here, just put the word alkaline in the search box above and click on title. Then you will get a list of posts to choose from.

    Take care,
    Hopeful4


    ALKALIZING FOODS
    VEGETABLES
    Garlic
    Asparagus
    Fermented Veggies
    Watercress
    Beets
    Broccoli
    Brussel sprouts
    Cabbage
    Carrot
    Cauliflower
    Celery
    Chard
    Chlorella
    Collard Greens
    Cucumber
    Eggplant
    Kale
    Kohlrabi
    Lettuce
    Mushrooms
    Mustard Greens
    Dulce
    Dandelions
    Edible Flowers
    Onions
    Parsnips (high glycemic)
    Peas
    Peppers
    Pumpkin
    Rutabaga
    Sea Veggies
    Spirulina
    Sprouts
    Squashes
    Alfalfa
    Barley Grass
    Wheat Grass
    Wild Greens
    Nightshade Veggies
    FRUITS
    Apple
    Apricot
    Avocado
    Banana (high glycemic)
    Cantaloupe
    Cherries
    Currants
    Dates/Figs
    Grapes
    Grapefruit
    Lime
    Honeydew Melon
    Nectarine
    Orange
    Lemon
    Peach
    Pear
    Pineapple
    All Berries
    Tangerine
    Tomato
    Tropical Fruits
    Watermelon

    PROTEIN
    Eggs
    Whey Protein Powder
    Cottage Cheese
    Chicken Breast
    Yogurt
    Almonds
    Chestnuts
    Tofu (fermented)
    Flax Seeds
    Pumpkin Seeds
    Tempeh (fermented)
    Squash Seeds
    Sunflower Seeds
    Millet
    Sprouted Seeds
    Nuts OTHER
    Apple Cider Vinegar
    Bee Pollen
    Lecithin Granules
    Probiotic Cultures
    Green Juices
    Veggies Juices
    Fresh Fruit Juice
    Organic Milk
    (unpasteurized)
    Mineral Water
    Alkaline Antioxidant Water
    Green Tea
    Herbal Tea
    Dandelion Tea
    Ginseng Tea
    Banchi Tea
    Kombucha

    SWEETENERS
    Stevia

    SPICES/SEASONINGS
    Cinnamon
    Curry
    Ginger
    Mustard
    Chili Pepper
    Sea Salt
    Miso
    Tamari
    All Herbs

    ORIENTAL VEGETABLES
    Maitake
    Daikon
    Dandelion Root
    Shitake
    Kombu
    Reishi
    Nori
    Umeboshi
    Wakame
    Sea Veggies

    ACIDIFYING FOODS
    FATS & OILS
    Avocado Oil
    Canola Oil
    Corn Oil
    Hemp Seed Oil
    Flax Oil
    Lard
    Olive Oil
    Safflower Oil
    Sesame Oil
    Sunflower Oil

    FRUITS
    Cranberries

    GRAINS
    Rice Cakes
    Wheat Cakes
    Amaranth
    Barley
    Buckwheat
    Corn
    Oats (rolled)
    Quinoi
    Rice (all)
    Rye
    Spelt
    Kamut
    Wheat
    Hemp Seed Flour

    DAIRY
    Cheese, Cow
    Cheese, Goat
    Cheese, Processed
    Cheese, Sheep
    Milk
    Butter NUTS & BUTTERS
    Cashews
    Brazil Nuts
    Peanuts
    Peanut Butter
    Pecans
    Tahini
    Walnuts

    ANIMAL PROTEIN
    Beef
    Carp
    Clams
    Fish
    Lamb
    Lobster
    Mussels
    Oyster
    Pork
    Rabbit
    Salmon
    Shrimp
    Scallops
    Tuna
    Turkey
    Venison

    PASTA (WHITE)
    Noodles
    Macaroni
    Spaghetti

    OTHER
    Distilled Vinegar
    Wheat Germ
    Potatoes DRUGS & CHEMICALS
    Chemicals
    Drugs, Medicinal
    Drugs, Psychedelic
    Pesticides
    Herbicides

    ALCOHOL
    Beer
    Spirits
    Hard Liquor
    Wine

    BEANS & LEGUMES
    Black Beans
    Chick Peas
    Green Peas
    Kidney Beans
    Lentils
    Lima Beans
    Pinto Beans
    Red Beans
    Soy Beans
    Soy Milk
    White Beans
    Rice Milk
    Almond Milk

  3. BethM

    BethM New Member

    Thanks for your response. Some of the foods seem oddly placed in the acidifying or alkalinizing lists, but I've heard that some foods are surprising that way.

    I'll try the title search, too. Good idea!

    Do you consider acid or alkaline when you choose foods? If you do, has it made a difference in how you feel?

    Peace,
    Beth.
  4. hopeful4

    hopeful4 New Member

    Wellllll, to be honest, I know I should be. Ultimately I'll move in that direction. But I'm dealing with the candida diet and the anti-cancer diet, so trying to work in the alkaline diet is making me nuts.

    I mostly err by eating grains and beans on the acid side, and my beloved tahini!! If I didn't eat these, I'd disappear into thin air.

    I don't eat diary, except for organic lowfat yogurt, nor do I eat wheat. So what's left? Lots of fresh organic veggies, nuts, some chicken, salmon, the grains and beans, and a few allowed fruits.

    I feel best and happiest by eating no sugar, almost no processed foods, organic. But trying to do it all perfectly might not happen anytime soon! I just make the effort to do my best.

    Good luck with getting well!!
    Hopeful4

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