Acidic/Akaline Food Chart

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Why Alkalise?

Different foods you eat can alter the acidity or alkalinity (the pH value) of your body. When your body digests food, it leaves an ash residue, just like when you burn wood in a fire. This ash can either be acidic or alkaline (or neutral) depending on the food. Basically, if you eat an abundance of acidic foods, your body will become acidic and if you eat foods that leave an alkalising ash, you will alkalise your body.

There is a considerable difference between alkaline-forming and acidic-forming foods. Acidic foods such as meat, eggs, dairy and processed food are detrimental to your health making the body vulnerable to illness and disease whereas alkalising foods such as fruit and vegetables on the other hand, will effectively improve your bodies over all health and well-being, creating a robust environment. Simply put, because we are an alkaline species, we require and function best on an abundance of alkalising foods which hugely contribute to optimum health and vitality in the body. 

To help you differentiate an alkaline, acidic or neutral food type, I have created a pH chart which includes many of the most commonly eaten foods. This is also available below in a printable PDF version - a great addition for the fridge or the inside of your pantry cupboard as a daily reminder!

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Click the link below to download the above Alkaline/Acidic Food Chart