Thinking, what are basic and acidic foods and how they can affect a person’s health? Read on to know about the dangers of high acidic foods and the list of alkaline (basic) and acidic foods.
Acidity of foods is decided according to the pH. The pH range is from 0 to 14. On the pH scale the value 7.0 is considered as neutral. Anything below the neutral value is considered to be acidic, while anything higher than neutral value is considered alkaline. To restore your health, the diet should contain 80% of alkaline foods and only 20% of acidic foods. Because, a person who has acidity levels high, attracts many health problems. Stomach upset and heartburn are common. Apart from these one has high risk of arthritis and cancer. Hence, one needs to balance their diet with acidic and basic foods. Given below, are various lists that will help you distinguish alkaline foods vs acidic foods.
Highly Acidic and Highly Basic Foods
Here is high acidic and high alkaline foods list.
|List of Highly Acidic Foods
||List of Highly Alkaline Foods
List of Acidic Foods
Here is another list of acidic foods, that will help you distinguish further between acidic and basic foods.
||Acidifying Beans and Legumes
|Acidifying Fats and Oils
||Acidifying Dairy Products
List of Basic/Alkaline Foods
The first list showed high alkaline foods and acidic foods. To distinguish these better, here is a list of more basic foods.
||Alkaline Drinks, Nuts, Seeds and Grain
||Alkaline Fats, Oils & Other Foods
These were the highly basic and acid foods, and some other foods. If you suffer from acidity related problems, then consider going on an alkaline diet, to restore your health.