List of alkaline and oxidizing foods

Scientists study the effects of food on the acid-base balance of the body by analyzing the mineral composition of foods. If the mineral composition is highly alkaline, then the product is more likely to have an alkaline effect, and vice versa.

In other words, the reaction of the body to certain microelements determines which foods are alkalizing and which are oxidizing. Lemons, for example, are acidic on their own, but have an alkaline effect during digestion. Similarly, milk has an alkaline effect outside the body, but an acidic effect when digested.

The composition of the soil used to grow fruits and vegetables has a significant impact on their mineral values. As a result, the content of certain substances may vary, and different tables may reflect different pH levels (acidity-alkalinity) of the same products.

The main thing in nutrition is to exclude processed foods from the diet, replacing them with fresh ones, and give preference to fruits and vegetables.

List of alkaline and oxidizing fruits, vegetables and other foods

alkaline foods

Very alkaline:  baking soda, chlorella, dulse, lemons, lentils, linden, lotus root, mineral water, nectarine, onion, persimmon, pineapple, pumpkin seeds, raspberries, sea salt, sea and other algae, spirulina, sweet potato, tangerine, umeboshi plum, root taro, vegetable juices, watermelon.

Moderately alkaline foods:

apricots, arugula, asparagus, tea bunches, beans (fresh greens), broccoli, cantaloupe, carob, carrots, apples, cashews, chestnuts, citrus fruits, dandelion, dandelion tea, blackberries, endive, garlic, ginger (fresh), ginseng tea, kohlrabi, Kenyan pepper, grapefruit, pepper, herbal tea, kombucha, passion fruit, kelp, kiwi, olives, parsley, mango, parsnips, peas, raspberries, soy sauce, mustard, spices, sweet corn, turnips.

Weakly alkaline foods:

sour apples, pears, apple cider vinegar, almonds, avocados, bell peppers, blackberries, brown rice vinegar, cabbage, cauliflower, cherries, eggplant, ginseng, green tea, herbal teas, sesame seeds, honey, leeks, nutritional yeast, papaya , radish, mushrooms, peach, marinades, potatoes, pumpkin, rice syrup, swede.

Low alkaline foods:

alfalfa sprouts, avocado oil, beets, brussels sprouts, blueberries, celery, cilantro, banana, coconut oil, cucumber, currants, fermented vegetables, linseed oil, baked milk, ginger tea, coffee, grapes, hemp oil, lettuce, oats, olive oil, quinoa, raisins, zucchini, strawberries, sunflower seeds, tahini, turnips, umeboshi vinegar, wild rice.

Oxidizing products

Very slightly oxidizing products: 

goat cheese, amaranth, brown rice, coconut, curry, dried fruits, beans, figs, grape seed oil, honey, coffee, maple syrup, pine nuts, rhubarb, sheep cheese, rapeseed oil, spinach, beans, zucchini.

Weakly oxidizing products:

adzuki, alcohol, black tea, almond oil, tofu, goat’s milk, balsamic vinegar, buckwheat, chard, cow’s milk, sesame oil, tomatoes. 

Moderately oxidizing foods:

barley groats, peanuts, basmati rice, coffee, corn, mustard, nutmeg, oat bran, pecan, pomegranate, prunes.

Strongly oxidizing products:  

artificial sweeteners, barley, brown sugar, cocoa, hazelnuts, hops, soybeans, sugar, salt, walnuts, white bread, cottonseed oil, white vinegar, wine, yeast.

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