pH 8.5 to 9.0
pH 7.5 to 8.0
Low Alkaline
Neutral pH 7.0
Low Acid
Neutral pH 7.0
pH 6.0 to 6.5
High Acid
pH 5.0 to 5.5
BEANS, VEGETABLES, LEGUMES Vegetable Juices, Parsley, Raw Spinach, Broccoli, Celery, Garlic, Barley Grass Lemons, Limes Carrots, Currants, Dates & figs (fresh), Garlic, Sea salt, Herbs (leafy green), Lettuce Nectarine, Peas (fresh sweet), Persimmon, Spinach, Pumpkin (sweet), Bamboo shoots, Beans (fresh green), Beetroot, Bell Pepper, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauli, Carob, Daikon, Ginger (fresh), Kale, Kohlrabi, Tamari, Lettuce (pale green), Parsnip, Turnip, Peas (less sweet), Potatoes with skin, Pumpkin (less sweet) Sweet corn (fresh), Artichokes (Jerusalem), Barley Malt (sweetener-Bronner), Brussels, Peas, Sprouts, Cucumbers, Egg plant, Leeks, Miso, Okra, Olives, Mushrooms, Onions, Beetroot, Pickles, (home made), Radish, Taro, Tomatoes (sweet), Squash, Rhubarb, Fresh Corn, Potato, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Turnip, Soybeans, Tofu Sweet Potato, Cooked Spinach, Kidney Beans Pinto Beans, Navy Beans, Potatoes (with no skins) Pickled Vegetables
FRUIT Dried Figs, Raisins Agar Agar, Watermelon, Apples (sweet), Kiwi, Apricots, Alfalfa, Avocados, Bananas Berries, Peaches (less sweet), Gooseberry, Grapes (less sweet), Grapefruit, Guavas, Peaches (sweet), Pears(less sweet), Apples (sour), Grapes (sour), Oranges, Raspberry, papaya, Strawberry, Blackcurrant, Fruit juices, Dates Coconut, Sour Cherries, Oranges, Pineapple, Peaches, Avocados, Grapefruit, Mangoes, Strawberries, Papayas, Water Chestnut Dry coconut, Blueberries, Cranberries, Bananas, Plums, Processed Fruit Juices Bananas (green), Canned Fruit, Fruit juices with sugar, Maple syrup (processed)  
MEAT       Liver, Oysters, Organ Meat Fish, Turkey, Chicken Beef, Pork, Veal, Shellfish, Canned Tuna & Sardines Goat, Lamb
EGGS & DAIRY   Breast Milk Soy Cheese, Soy Milk, Goat Milk, Goat Cheese, Buttermilk, Whey Whole Milk, Goats milk (homogenized), Yogurt, Cream, Cottage Cheese, Ice Cream, Butter (salted), Cheeses (mild & crumbly) Egg whole (cooked hard), Camembert, Hard Cheese Yogurt (sweetened) Parmesan, Processed Cheese
GRAINS, CEREALS     Amaranth, Lentils, Sweetcorn, Wild Rice, Quinoa, Millet, Buckwheat Rye Bread, Whole Grain Bread Oats, Brown Rice Dried beans (mung, adzuki, pinto, kidney, garbanzo) Peanuts, White Rice, White Bread, Biscuits, Pasta Breads (refined) of corn, oats, Popcorn (with salt & butter), Rice (basmati), Rice (brown), rice & rye, Cereals (refined) eg weetabix, corn flakes etc, Flour (white, wheat) Pastries & cakes from white flour,
SWEETENERS, CONDIMENTS Stevia Maple Syrup, Rice Syrup Raw Honey, Raw Sugar Processed Honey Milk Chocolate, Brown Sugar, Molasses, Jam, Ketchup, Mustard, Mayonnaise, Soy sauce(commercial), Artificial Sweeteners Sugar (white)
NUTS & SEEDS   Hazelnuts, Almonds Chestnuts, Brazils, Coconut Cashews, Pistachios, Brazil nuts, Walnuts, Sesame, Popcorn & butter, Macadamias, Pumpkin, Sunflower Seeds Pecans, Pistachios Peanuts,
OILS & Spices     Flax Seed Oil, Olive Oil, Canola Oil, , Spices, Sea salt, Corn Oil, Sunflower Oil, Margarine, Lard Table salt refined and iodized  
BEVERAGES Herb Teas, Lemon Water Alkaline water Green Tea
(apple cider vinegar)
Ginger Tea Cocoa Wine, Soda
White vinegar
Carbonated soft drinks & fizzy drinks, Tea (black), Coffee, Beer, Liquor
OTHERS         Cigarette tobacco (roll your own), Cigarettes (tailor made), Drugs

Your body's pH affects every cellular exchange... and balancing your pH is a major step toward well-being and greater health.

According to the research of Dr. Enderlein, total healing of chronic illness only takes place when and if the blood is restored to its normal, slightly alkaline pH of 7.35.

An acidic body is a sickness magnet. What you eat and drink will impact where your body's pH level falls.

Important Note: The tables below are based on the assumption that all people respond the same way to every food. That is not the case.

Acid Forming Foods

The minerals sulfur, phosphorus and iron produce acid ions in your body, are found primarily in proteins such as meat, fish, poultry, eggs, grains, legumes, some nuts and refined & processed foods. These are acid forming foods. Soft drinks, the bane of the American diet, besides their empty calories, contain no protein, but lots of phosphate and thus are very acid forming.

Alkaline Forming Foods

The minerals potassium, calcium, magnesium and sodium form alkaline reactions in your body, and are found primarily in fruits and vegetables, beans, lentils, spices, herbs & seasonings, some seeds & nuts. These are alkaline forming foods.


A Few Exceptions

Milk is high in protein, sulfur and phosphorus, so you would expect it to be acid forming. Raw milk contains enough calcium (which is alkaline) to make it neutral. Pasteurized milk loses these benefits, although they can be restored by treating the milk solids with kefir, yogurt cultures or probiotic supplements.

Simple sugars and fats don't contain minerals of acid or alkaline, therefore are surprisingly neutral. But they contribute to toxic stores, therefore require minerals from your bones to balance and thus contribute to osteoporosis.

Refined sugars and starches supply empty calories that contribute to the current wave of obesity we are experiencing. Read about why you should "Eliminate Aspartame and All Artificial Sweeteners"