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B.J. Wang's Ideas for Weight Loss

Appendix: Complete List of Acid/Alkaline Foods

Alkaline Foods

Vegetables: Alfalfa, Barley Grass, Beets, Beet Greens, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard Greens, Chlorella, Collard Greens, Cucumber, Dandelions, Dulce, Edible Flowers, Eggplant, Fermented Vegetables, Garlic, Green Beans, Green Peas, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Mustard Greens, Nightshade, Veggies, Onions, Parsnips (high glycemic), Peas, Peppers, Pumpkin, Radishes, Rutabaga, Sea Vegetables, Spinach (green), Spirulina, Sprouts, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Watercress, Wheat Grass, Wild Greens
Oriental Vegetables: Maitake, Daikon, Dandelion Root, Shitake, Kombu, Reishi, Nori, Umeboshi, Wakame
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
Protein: Almonds, Chestnuts, Millet, Tempeh (fermented), Tofu (fermented), Whey Protein, Powder
Sweetener: Stevia
Spices & Seasonings: Cinnamon, Curry, Ginger, Mustard, Chili Pepper, Sea Salt, Miso, Tamari, All Herbs
Other: Apple Cider, Vinegar, Bee Pollen, Lecithin Granules, Molasses (blackstrap), Probiotic Cultures, Soured Dairy Products, Green Juices, Vegetable Juices, Fresh Fruit Juice, Mineral Water, Alkaline Antioxidant Water
Minerals: Cesium (pH 14), Potassium (pH 14), Sodium (pH 14), Calcium (pH 12), Magnesium (pH 9)
Other Notes: Although it might seem that citrus fruits would have an acidifying effect on the body, the citric acid they contain actually has an alkalizing effect in the system.

Source: http://www.essense-of-life.com/moreinfo/foodcharts.htm

Acidic Foods

Vegetables: Corn, Lentils, Olives, Winter Squash
Fruits: Blueberries, Canned or Glazed Fruits, Cranberries, Currants, Plums*, Prunes*
Grains & Related Products: Amaranth, Barley, Bran (wheat), Bran (oat), Corn, Cornstarch, Hemp Seed Flour, Kamut, Oats (rolled), Oatmeal, Quinoa, Rice (all), Rice Cakes, Rye, Spelt, Wheat, Wheat Germ, Noodles, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Bread, Crackers (soda), Flour (white), Flour (wheat)
Beans & Legumes: Black Beans, Chick Peas, Green Peas, Kidney Beans, Lentils, Pinto Beans, Red Beans, Soy Beans, Soy Milk, White Beans, Rice Milk, Almond Milk
Dairy: Butter, Cheese, Cheese (processed), Ice Cream, Ice Milk
Nuts & Butters: Cashews, Legumes, Peanuts, Peanut Butter, Pecans, Tahini, Walnuts
Animal Protein: Bacon, Beef, Carp, Clams, Cod, Corned Beef, Fish, Haddock, Lamb, Lobster, Mussels, Organ Meats, Oyster, Pike, Pork, Rabbit, Salmon, Sardines, Sausage, Scallops, Shrimp, Shellfish, Tuna, Turkey, Veal, Venison
Fats & Oils: Avocado Oil, Butter, Canola Oil, Corn Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, Flax Oil, Lard, Olive Oil, Safflower Oil, Sesame Oil, Sunflower Oil
Sweeteners: Carob, Sugar, Corn Syrup
Alcohol: Beer, Spirits, Hard Liquor, Wine
Other: Catsup, Cocoa, Coffee, Vinegar, Mustard, Pepper, Soft Drinks
Drugs & Chemicals: Aspirin, Chemicals, Drugs (medicinal), Drugs (psychedelic), Pesticides, Herbicides, Tobacco
Junk Food: Coca-Cola (pH 2), Beer (pH 2.5), Coffee (pH 4)

*These foods (plums and prunes) leave an alkaline ash but have an acidifying effect on the body.

Source: http://www.essense-of-life.com/moreinfo/foodcharts.htm

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