Highly Alkaline (pH 8.5 – 9.0)

Blackberries, Cantaloupe Melons, Dates (Dried), Figs (Dried), Grapes, Honeydew Melon, Kiwi Fruit, Lemons, Limes, Mango, Papaya, Passion Fruit, Pears, Pineapple, Raisins, Tangerines, Watermelon

Moderately Alkaline (pH 7.5 – 8.0)

Apples, Apricots, Avocados, Bananas (Ripe), Bell Peppers, Blackberries, Black Currants, Currants, Gooseberries, Grapefruit, Guavas, Nectarines, Oranges, Peaches, Persimmons, Strawberries, Tangerines

Low Alkaline (pH 7.0 – 7.25)

Bananas (unripe), Cherries, Coconut, Raspberries, Tomatoes

Neutral Alkaline (pH 6.75 – 7.25)

Blueberries, Plums, Prunes, Rhubarb


Highly Alkaline (pH 8.5 – 9.0)

Alfalfa Grass, Alfalfa Sprouts, Asparagus, Barley Grass, Collard Greens, Dandelion, Endive, Sorrel, Spirulina, Watercress, Wheat Grass

Moderately Alkaline (pH 7.5 – 8.0)

Beets, Broccoli, Butternut Squash, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard Greens, Corn (sweet), Green Beans, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Parsnips, Pumpkins, Red Radishes, Spinach, String Beans, Sweet Potatoes, Turnips, Zucchini/Courgette

Low Alkaline (pH 7.0 – 7.25)

Artichokes(Jerusalem), Brussel Sprouts, Cucumbers, Eggplant / Aubergine, Green Cabbage, Leeks, Mushrooms, Okra, Olives, Onions, Peas (Fresh), Red Cabbage, Savoy Cabbage, White Cabbage, White Radish

Neutral Alkaline (pH 6.75 – 7.25)

Artichokes (Globe), Horseradish, Lentils, Lima Beans


Almonds, Chestnuts, Millet, Tempeh (fermented), Tofu (fermented), Whey Protein Powder


Buttermilk, Cottage Cheese, Milk (Raw), Whey


Spirulina, Chlorella, Hijiki, Wakame, Nori


Flaxseed Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Olive Oil, Canola Oil, Avocado Oil


Maple Syrup, Raw Honey, Stevia


Fresh Fruit Juice, Ginger Tea, Ginseng Tea, Green Tea, Herbal Tea, Mineral Water, Vegetable Juice


Calcium, Cesium, Magnesium, Potassium, Sea Salt, Sodium


Cayenne, Chillies, Chilli, Pepper, Chives, Cinnamon, Curry, Garlic, Ginger (Fresh), Herbs (All), Miso, Mustard, Parsley, Pepper, Sea Salt, Tamari


Almonds, Brazil, Cashews, Chestnuts, Flax Seeds, Macadamia, Pumpkin Seeds, Sesame Seeds, Squash Seeds, Sunflower Seeds

Common Alkaline Food Questions

What percentage of my diet intake should be alkaline?

As a guide, your diet should consist of 50% alkaline forming foods and 50% acidic forming foods. If you need to recover your pH balance it is advisable to have an intake of 70% alkaline forming foods.

Why eat alkaline foods?

As mentioned previously, a healthy body should have a pH balance of around 7.4 so that it can fight off degenerative diseases and other serious illnesses. By adopting a diet plan that incorporates a high level of alkaline foods, our bodies are able to function more efficiently due to the increase in alkalinity.

Can you eat acid and alkaline foods at the same meal?

Yes, you can. It’s important to understand that although some foods are acidic, they are still important to our diets and depending on which foods you are talking about, they will need to be consumed in order to help maintain a happy balanced diet and to obtain other necessary nutrients.

Are Lemons Alkaline or Acidic?

Many people believe that Lemons are acidic and they would be right. Lemons do contain citric acid but as we highlighted earlier in this post, once digested Lemons are actually alkaline forming due to their high content of potassium, sodium and magnesium.

How do I know if my alkaline diet or balance is correct?

The most important thing is to make sure that you check your pH levels on a regular basis. This can be done using simple pH testing strips which can be purchased on the internet or from your local pharmacy. For further information on checking your pH levels, please see our post How To Check Your pH Balance.

Can an alkaline diet help with acid reflux/GERD?

Acid reflux occurs when the bottom of the oesophagus opens, causing the acids in the stomach to rise into the gullet (oesophagus). This results in an uncomfortable burning sensation, commonly known as heartburn.

This can be helped by using a Standard Process product called, Zypan. It helps to increase the acid in order for protiens to be broken down and processed, alleviating the symptoms of acid reflux.

Can an alkaline diet prevent degeneration and tumor activity?

Yes it can help. Terminally ill patients in most cases have a very high level of acidity in the body, sometimes over 1,000 times those of a normal healthy person. So a body that has the correct pH level, is more likely going to be able to fight off degenerative diseases and other illnesses. Download our free 100 page guide here or view it online at Scribd.com.

Can an alkaline diet help during pregnancy?

As heartburn and indigestion are common during pregnancy, a correct pH balance is essential, not only to help relieve these uncomfortable symptoms, but also in helping to promote a healthy environment for both mother and baby during this important time.

Can an alkaline diet help me to lose weight?

As an alkaline rich diet will include far less sugary foods, it is only right that an alkaline diet is going to be more beneficial when it comes to losing weight.

An alkaline diet and correct pH level, can also help with weight loss as it speeds up the metabolism by restoring oxygen back to the cells. This means that the metabolism can work more efficiently in burning fat cells.


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