Saturday, June 30, 2007

Acid and Alkali

Did you know that if your saliva pH is lower than 7( which also means that your saliva is too acidic, that you are more likely to have cancer!

List A

  • vegetables: eggplant, broccoli, mushrooms, garlic, asparagus, watercress, endive, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cucumber, lettuce, chicory, alfalfa, spirulina (alg), chlorella (alg), kohlrabi.
  • fruit: strawberries, apples, apricots, avocados, bananas, black currants, red currants, cherries, dates, grapes, grapefruits, melons, nectarines, peaches, pears, pineapple, raspberries, tomatoes.
  • protein: free range eggs, low fat cottage cheese, chicken breast, organic yogurt, almonds, tofu, sunflower seeds.
  • spices: cinnamon, curry, ginger, mustard, chili peppers, seasalt, miso, all green herbs.
  • beverages: mineral water (non-carbonated), fresh fruit juice, raw milk, fresh vegetable juice, all teas.
List B
  • fats and oils: avocado-oil, corn oil, olive oil, linseed oil, sesame oil, safflower oil.
  • fruit: cranberries.
  • grains: all products containing corn, rice, rye or wheat.
  • dairy: all products containing pasteurized milk, cheese (from goat, cow or sheep milk), butter.
  • nuts: cashews, peanuts, peanut butter, walnuts, pecans.
  • beans: peas, split peas, white and red beans, soya beans and soya milk.
  • animal protein: beef, pork, lamb, turkey, duck, rabbit, game, fish, crustaceans and shrimps.
  • pasta: spaghetti, macaroni, lasagna, linguine etc.).
  • sweets: all candy, honey, syrup, sweetener, lemonades, aspartame, any food with sugar added.
  • all alcoholic beverages.
  • carbonated soft drinks, carbonated water.
  • all pharmaceutical drugs, chemicals and pesticides
Which list are you consuming more of??
A. 20% of List A and 80% of List B.(roughly)
B. 20% of List B and 80% of List A.(roughly)

I definitely fall into the catergory of A. What about you?


aida said...

me same, category A, i love my nuts and shellfish ler to sacrifice that for veggies? i dont see it ever happening but i do love the fruits from list A.

Just as I am said...


Simple American said...

I'm in Category A. How can I test my oral acidity. hmmm... That looks strange writing it like that. lol!

Chiwi said...

pH testers can be bought at drug stores! :)

Recommendation :
Eat 50% raw foods, such as banana, avacado, grapefruit, grapes, lemon, pears, pinapples and all vegies.

Avoid these until balanced: animal potein, especially beef and pork, processed or junk foods. Cooked and processed foods become acid in the body.
and Avoid these: beans, cereals, crackers, eggs flour products, grains, oily food, macaroni and sugar. PLUMS, PRUNES and CRANBERRIES.

Health Freak Mommy said...

Very informative, tks!