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Beware of Acid Forming Foods!

Unknown to most of us, almost all foods we are ‘addicted’ to are acid forming, and any foods that are acid forming are harmful to the body, when there is too many foods chosen that are acidifying.  The delicate inner linings of the digestive tract are under constant caustic assault.  Our bodies are always trying to maintain its integrity with a balance of acid alkaline, as it stores quantities of water to dilute these acids sot that the vital organs will not be harmed.

The first sign of an imbalance are retention of water in the body, dark bags under the eyes, bloating,  nervousness, poor eyesight, heavy arms, loss of calcium from the teeth…..shall we go on?  I hope not….it’s depressing, but with the addition of vegetable juices into our bodies, you will be starting to change that….immediately.

ALL vegetable juices have a powerful effect on alkalizing our bodies.

What is Alkaline and what is Acid?

Under perfect conditions, our food choices should carry a balance of 80% alkaline foods and 20% acidic foods so that the stomach and intestines can properly digest our foods.  Proper digestion is the KEY to absorption of nutrients and the key to vital health.

Here’s a GREAT alkaline tonic if you are feeling acidic:

Jay’s Alkaline Special

Carrot (12 medium)

Celery (6 ribs)

Romaine Lettuce (six leaves)

If you are feeling these symptoms, try juicing 2 quarts of this tonic for two days and you WILL feel tremendously better!

What foods are the worst at ACID Formation?

1.  Coffee and Black Tea

2.  Animal Products including Diary

3.  Cooked seeds and nuts

4.  Cooked fruits

Linda and I have learned that the more we consume alkaline foods, we feel more energy and more alive….we lose bloating within 24 to 48 hours. Below is a chart of  foods that are considered alkaline. Our next blog will go into detail as to what alkaline ASH is and proper balances of acid/alkaline foods for meals.  It can be a bit confusing initially but this is why we want to do a (part 1 and part 2) in this blog.  There are some fruits that are alkaline and some which are acidic, so it can be a bit frustrating to figure out what to combine together for a proper balance.  Part 2 will go into this.

Here’s a list of Acid Forming Foods:

Corn
Lentils
Olives
Winter Squash

ACIDIFYING FRUITS
Blueberries
Canned or Glazed Fruits
Cranberries
Currants
Plums**   (acidifying effect but leaves alkaline ash)
Prunes** (acidifying effect but leaves alkaline ash)

ACIDIFYING GRAINS, GRAIN PRODUCTS
Amaranth
Barley
Bran, oat
Bran, wheat
Bread
Corn
Cornstarch
Crackers, soda
Flour, wheat
Flour, white
Hemp Seed Flour
Kamut
Macaroni
Noodles
Oatmeal
Oats (rolled)
Quinoa
Rice (all)
Rice Cakes
Rye
Spaghetti
Spelt
Wheat Germ
Wheat

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

ACIDIFYING DAIRY
Butter
Cheese
Cheese, Processed
Ice Cream
Ice Milk

ACIDIFYING NUTS & BUTTERS
Cashews
Legumes
Peanut Butter
Peanuts
Pecans
Tahini
Walnuts

ACIDIFYING ANIMAL PROTEIN
Bacon
Beef
Carp
Clams
Cod
Corned Beef
Fish
Haddock
Lamb
Lobster
Mussels
Organ Meats
Oyster
Pike
Pork
Rabbit
Salmon
Sardines
Sausage
Scallops
Shellfish
Shrimp
Tuna
Turkey
Veal
Venison

ACIDIFYING FATS & OILS
Avacado Oil
Butter
Canola Oil
Corn Oil
Flax Oil
Hemp Seed Oil
Lard
Olive Oil
Safflower Oil
Sesame Oil
Sunflower Oil

ACIDIFYING SWEETENERS
Carob
Corn Syrup
Sugar

ACIDIFYING ALCOHOL
Beer
Hard Liquor
Spirits
Wine

ACIDIFYING OTHER FOODS
Catsup
Cocoa
Coffee
Mustard
Pepper
Soft Drinks
Vinegar

ACIDIFYING DRUGS & CHEMICALS
Aspirin
Chemicals
Drugs, Medicinal
Drugs, Psychedelic
Herbicides
Pesticides
Tobacco

Here’s a list of Alkalizing Vegetables and Fruits:

Alfalfa

Barley Grass
Beet Greens
Beets
Broccoli
Cabbage
Carrot
Cauliflower
Celery
Chard Greens
Chlorella
Collard Greens
Cucumber
Dandelions
Dulce
Edible Flowers
Eggplant
Fermented Veggies
Garlic
Green Beans
Green Peas
Kale
Kohlrabi
Lettuce
Mushrooms
Mustard Greens
Nightshade Veggies
Onions
Parsnips (high glycemic)
Peas
Peppers
Pumpkin
Radishes
Rutabaga
Sea Veggies
Spinach, green
Spirulina
Sprouts
Sweet Potatoes
Tomatoes
Watercress
Wheat Grass
Wild Greens

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

ALKALIZING FRUITS
Apple
Apricot
Avocado
Banana (high glycemic)
Berries
Blackberries
Cantaloupe
Cherries, sour
Coconut, fresh
Currants
Dates, dried
Figs, dried
Grapes
Grapefruit
Honeydew Melon
Lemon
Lime
Muskmelons
Nectarine
Orange
Peach
Pear
Pineapple
Raisins
Raspberries
Rhubarb
Strawberries
Tangerine
Tomato
Tropical Fruits
Umeboshi Plums
Watermelon

ALKALIZING PROTEIN
Almonds
Chestnuts
Millet
Tempeh (fermented)
Tofu (fermented)
Whey Protein Powder

ALKALIZING SWEETENERS
Stevia

ALKALIZING SPICES & SEASONINGS
Chili Pepper
Cinnamon
Curry
Ginger
Herbs (all)
Miso
Mustard
Sea Salt
Tamari

ALKALIZING OTHER
Alkaline Antioxidant Water
Apple Cider Vinegar
Bee Pollen
Fresh Fruit Juice
Green Juices
Lecithin Granules
Mineral Water
Molasses, blackstrap
Probiotic Cultures
Soured Dairy Products
Vegetable Juices