What foods are acidic?

coca-cola-highly-acidic-beverage In the effort to bring our bodies into pH balance, we can approach the foods we eat one of two ways: eat highly alkaline foods or by avoiding highly acidic foods. And actually, doing both would yield the best results!

Have you ever wondered what foods are the most acidic?

So these are some of the most acid-forming foods that should used in extreme moderation or avoided for most people who need to increase their pH.

  • Alcohol
  • Artificial Sweeteners (NutraSweet, Splenda, Equal, Sweet ‘N Low, Aspartame)
  • Candy
  • Cheese (processed)
  • Cocoa
  • Coffee
  • Cottonseed oil
  • Cow’s milk (homogenized and pasteurized)
  • Fried foods
  • Hydrogenated oils
  • Ice Cream
  • Jam
  • Jelly
  • Margarine
  • Milk Chocolate
  • MSG
  • Processed Foods
  • Pudding
  • Soft Drinks
  • Sugar
  • Table Salt
  • Vegetable oil

For example to neutralize a typical cola (at 2.8 pH) you would need to drink 32 glasses of water with a pH of 7.0. When I think about it that way, the can of Pepsi doesn’t seem so enticing!


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