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What is "Alkaline"(?) Foods

Posted by
Chris M. on April 08, 2003 at 23:16:10:

Did I say that right?

I've reead about people have problems with foods high in alkaline? Seemed logical and interesting but I've forgotten what I read.

Anybody know what I'm talking about?

Thanks,
Chris



Re: What is

Posted by James on April 09, 2003 at 07:18:23:

In Reply to: What is posted by Chris M. on April 08, 2003 at 23:16:10:


fruits and vegetables are "alkaline" foods which balance the PH in the body. Any other foods are considered acidic, thats why fruits and vegetables are necessary in a diet, to help keep the body balanced.

hope this helps



Re: What is

Posted by Mary on April 09, 2003 at 07:21:44:

In Reply to: Re: What is posted by James on April 09, 2003 at 07:18:23:

Most vegetables are alkaline, but some friuts are acidic. The sugary ones like bananas can be mildly acidic.

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Re: What is "Alkaline"(?) Foods

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 09, 2003 at 09:35:26:

In Reply to: What is "Alkaline"(?) Foods posted by Chris M. on April 08, 2003 at 23:16:10:

Hi, Chris M.

See the BioBalancing archives. Listen to James and Mary.

Walt

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Correction

Posted by Helping You on April 09, 2003 at 10:12:44:

In Reply to: What is "Alkaline"(?) Foods posted by Chris M. on April 08, 2003 at 23:16:10:

Both James and Mary are only partly right. Although these foods are considered "alkaline" or "acid", in the body, these foods can react differently depending on the metabolism of the individual. For example, meats are considered to be acid foods. However, meats actually create a more alkaline environment in the FAST OXIDIZER (protein type). But for a SLOW OXIDIZER (carb type), too many meats would result in an acid condition. So, it depends more upon the chemistry of the individual eating the food rather than the food itself. One man' food is another man's poison

-HY

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Re: What is "Alkaline"(?) Foods

Posted by MI, too! on April 10, 2003 at 14:44:47:

In Reply to: What is "Alkaline"(?) Foods posted by Chris M. on April 08, 2003 at 23:16:10:

This information was part of a report which someone gave to me when I was searching for information about how to control my gastric reflux (now found to be due to a wheat allergy, and having little or nothing to do with whatever else I eat! No wheat, no reflux!) -- perhaps you will find it helpful, though:

How to read the chart:
+ # This Food Forms ACID
- # This Food Forms ALKALINE
Range: 1 = Mild to 4 = Strong

- 1 Almonds (unsalted)
- 2 Apples, fresh
- 2 Apples, dried
- 3 Apricots
- 3 Apricots, dried
- 3 Asparagus
+ 1 Bacon, fat
+ 2 Bacon, lean
- 2 Bananas, ripe
+ 2 Bananas, yellow
+ 2 Barley, pearled
+ 1 Barley, whole
- 3 Beans, lima, fresh
+ 1 Beans, lima, dry
+ 3 Beans, baked, navy
- 3 Beans, fresh in pod
+ 2 Beef
- 4 Beets, fresh
- 2 to - 4 Berries, all kinds
+ 2 Bread, white, milk
+ 1 Bread, whole grain
+ 1 Bread, corn, whole grain
+ 1 to + 3 Breakfast Cereals
- 3 Cabbage
- 2 Cabbage, red
- 3 Cantaloupe, eaten alone
- 4 Carrots
- 3 Cauliflower
- 4 Celery
- 3 Chard
+ 2 Cheese, hard
+ 1 Cheese, cottage
- 2 Cherries
+ 3 Chicken
+ 3 Clams
+ 2 Corn Flour
+ 1 Corn starch
00 Corn, green (1)
- 1 Corn, dried
- 1 Cranberries (2)
- 3 Currants
- 4 Cucumber, fresh
- 3 Dandelion, greens
- 2 Dates
+ 3 Eggs, whole
+ 4 Eggs, whites
- 4 Figs, dried
+ 2 to + 4 Fish
- 3 Fruits, nearly all fresh
+ 1 to + 4 Fruits, stewed, sugared (3)
+ 2 to + 4 Game
- 2 Grapes
- 2 Grape Juice, natural
+ 3 Grape Juice, sweetened (3)
+ 3 Halibut, steak
+ 2 Ham, fresh, lean
+ 2 Hominy
+ 2 Lamb
+ 1 Lamb Stew
- 1 Lard (4)
+ 3 Lemon Juice, natural (3)
- 4 Lettuce
+ 3 Liver,beef
+ 4 Lobster
- 2 Milk, whole
- 3 Muskmelon, eaten alone
+ 2 Mutton, average
+ 3 Oatmeal, cooked
- 3 Olives, ripe, dried
+ 2 Olives, green picked
- 2 Onions
- 3 Orange Juice, natural (3)
+ 4 Oysters
- 3 Parsnips
- 3 Peaches
+ 2 Peanuts (a pea, not a nut)
- 2 Pears
+ 2 Pecans
- 3 Peppers
+ 2 Plums
- 1 Peas, fresh, green
- 3 Pineapple
+ 2 Pork Chop, lean (5)
+ 2 Pork Sausage (5)
- 3 Potatoes, white (6)
- 3 Potatoes, sweet (6)
- 2 Prunes, large, dried (2)
- 2 Prunes, small, sweet
- 1 Pumpkin (7)
- 3 Radishes
- 2 Raisins
- 3 Rhubarb (8)
+ 2 Rice, natural
+ 2 Rice, polished
+ 3 Salmon
+ 2 Shredded Wheat
- 4 Spinach
- 2 Squash, summer
+ 1 Squash, winter
- 4 Tomatoes, fresh
- 3 Tomatoes, canned (9)
+ 2 Turkey
- 2 Turnips
+ 3 Veal
+ 1 Walnuts
- 3 Watermelons
+ 2 Wheat, whole, cracked
- 3 Whey



Re: What is "Alkaline"(?) Foods (Archive in GERD.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 11, 2003 at 10:14:58:

In Reply to: Re: What is "Alkaline"(?) Foods posted by MI, too! on April 10, 2003 at 14:44:47:

Thanks, MI.

Food hypersensitivities are a fairly common contributing factor for GERD. Of course, LGS is the most common cause of food hypersensitivities. Those who resolve their GERD by eliminating one or more specific foods, eventually find the problem returning when their LGS allows them to become hypersensitive to another food.

Walt

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Thanks MI

Posted by
Chris M. on April 11, 2003 at 20:34:18:

In Reply to: Re: What is "Alkaline"(?) Foods posted by MI, too! on April 10, 2003 at 14:44:47:

Awesome List!!

Just what I needed..... I'm copying and pasteing this one and will began experimenting with some acid / alkaline foods.

Dr. Stoll has a good point about LGS - overall contributor!

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