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List of Acidic Foods
The following article on list of acidic foods and drinks will serve as a guide that will help you maintain the pH of your body. Read on...
Batul Nafisa Baxamusa
Last Updated: Jan 23, 2018
The normal pH of human blood is 7.35 - 7.45, that is slightly alkaline. The pH of 7.0 is termed as neutral, anything below 7.0 is considered to be acidic and pH above 7.0 is termed as alkaline. When the pH in the body increases or decreases than the normal pH, it leads to many symptoms and diseases.
In case of an acidic pH, due to heavy intake of acidic foods may suffer from emotional stress, toxic overload, immune reactions and certain processes that deprive the cells of oxygen and other essential nutrients. The body counters this acidic pH by using alkaline minerals. If there are not enough alkaline minerals in the body, it will lead to acid build up in the cells.
This acid builds up, leading to many health problems. This includes decrease in the ability to absorb minerals, decrease in energy production, inability to repair damaged cells, reduction in detoxifying heavy metals, increase in the risk of cancer forming cells. One suffers from fatigue and if the pH level of the blood is 6.9 it can lead to coma and even death.
The American diet consists of meat, eggs, dairy and other highly acidic foods. The amount of intake of alkaline foods such as fresh vegetables, if minimum. Many Americans are on medications and drugs; that tends to increase the level of acid in the blood. In this article, you will learn to identify and know more about acidic foods. This list of acidic foods to avoid will help you cut down on your acid intake and increase the intake of alkaline foods.
List of Highly Acidic Foods
These foods are highly acidic in nature. You should consume very little of these foods, especially when one is prone to heartburn. These foods are as follows:
Highly Acidic Foods
• Artificial sweeteners
• Artificial sweeteners
• Cigarettes (tailor-made)
• Drugs
• Chocolate
• Wheat flour
• Goat meat
• Lamb meat
• Beer
• Brown sugar
• Deer meat
• Coffee
• Custard made from white sugar
• Jams
• Jellies
• Eggs
• Liquor
• Processed maple syrup
• Black tea
• Commercial pickles
• Pork
• Poultry
• Processed white vinegar
• Seafood
• Sulphured molasses
• Sweetened yogurt
• Refined and iodized table salt
• White bread
• White flour pastries and cakes
• White pasta
• White sugar
• Whole wheat foods
• Wine
• Beef
• Carbonated soft drinks & fizzy drinks

List of Moderately Acidic Foods

The following table contains a list of moderately acidic foods that can be won't prove to be as harmful as the foods mentioned in the preceding list. These foods as the name suggest are moderately acidic and will not lead to a drastic change in the blood pH when consumed in small amounts. Make sure you do include these foods in your diet.
Moderately Acidic Foods
• Bananas
• Barley
• Blueberries
• Bran
• Butter
• Unrefined cereals
• Cheeses
• Cracker
• Cranberries
• Dried beans
• Dry coconut
• Egg whites
• Eggs whole (cooked hard)
• Fructose
• Homogenized goat's milk
• Pasteurized honey
• Ketchup
• Unsulferd and organic molasses
• Nuts
• Mustard
• Unprocessed maple syrup
• Homogenized milk
• Organic oats
• Pickled olives
• Whole grain pasta
• Whole grain pastry
• Plums
• Salted or butter popcorn
• Potatoes
• Prunes
• Basmati/brown rice
• Pumpkin or sunflower seeds
• Soy sauce
• Organic wheat bread

List of Acid Forming Foods and Drinks
This is a list of most of the foods that are considered acidic and should be consumed in moderate amounts. Some of these foods are healthy to eat and should not be totally avoided. However, do not go overboard and consume in large quantities. Maintain a healthy level of consumption for a healthy body.
Acid Forming FoodsAcidifying Fats and Oils
  • Avocado Oil
  • Canola Oil
  • Corn Oil
  • Hemp Seed Oil
  • Flax Oil
  • Lard
  • Olive Oil
  • Safflower Oil
  • Sesame Oil
  • Sunflower Oil
Acidifying Fruits
  • Blueberries
  • Canned or Glazed Fruits
  • Cranberries
  • Currants
  • Plums
  • Prunes
Acidifying Vegetables
  • Corn
  • Lentils
  • Olives
  • Winter Squash
Acidifying Grains
  • Rice Cakes
  • Wheat Cakes
  • Amaranth
  • Barley
  • Buckwheat
  • Corn
  • Oats (rolled)
  • Quinoi
  • Rice (all)
  • Rye
  • Spelt
  • Kamut
  • Wheat
  • Hemp Seed Flour
Acidifying Dairy Products
  • Cheese, Cow
  • Cheese, Goat
  • Cheese, Processed
  • Cheese, Sheep
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Peanut butter
  • Ice Cream
  • Ice Milk
Acidifying Meats
  • Beef
  • Carp
  • Clams
  • Fish
  • Lamb
  • Lobster
  • Mussel
  • Oyster
  • Pork
  • Rabbit
  • Salmon
  • Shrimp
  • Scallops
  • Tuna
  • Turkey
  • Venison
Acidifying Pastas
  • Noodles
  • Macaroni
  • Spaghetti
Acidifying Drugs
  • Aspirin
  • Chemicals in form of
    added preservatives
  • Drugs - Medicinal
  • Drugs - Psychedelic
  • Tobacco
Acidifying Beans and Legumes
  • Almond Milk
  • Black Beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Green Peas
  • Kidney Beans
  • Lentils
  • Pinto Beans
  • Red Beans
  • Rice Milk
  • Soy Beans
  • Soy Milk
  • White Beans
Acidifying Nuts
  • Cashews
  • Legumes
  • Peanuts
  • Pecans
  • Tahini
  • Walnuts
Acidifying Sweeteners
  • Carob
  • Corn Syrup
  • Sugar
Acidifying Drinks
  • Beer
  • Spirits
  • Hard Liquor
  • Wine
  • Beer
  • Colas/ Sodas
  • Coffee
  • Soft Drinks
  • Fruit Juices

This was a complete list of acidic foods to avoid. I know one cannot completely make do with acidic foods and drinks. But, you can minimize your intake of food products in the list mentioned above. You need to maintain the blood pH balance and to achieve it you need to include these acidic foods in your diet. Excess of anything is bad, and thus, eat right and wisely. I hope you find this article on acidic foods to be useful.
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