Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Most Acidic Foods You Should Avoid

Top 6 Most Acidic Foods You Should Start Avoiding To Live Longer and Healthier

Looks great but the acid does a great amount of damage
Look, you have got to eat something and many of the foods mentioned below are great for you but high in acid content. The point is not to eliminate these foods but just be aware of the acidity and cut back on some or reach for an alternative when given a choice. 

An acidic pH can occur from, an acid forming diet, emotional stress, toxic overload, and/or immune reactions or any process that starves the cells of oxygen and other nutrients.  The body will try to compensate for acidic pH by using alkaline minerals.

If the diet does not contain enough minerals to compensate, a build up of acids in the cells will occur. An acidic body will decrease the body’s ability to absorb minerals and other nutrients, decrease the energy production in the cells, decrease it’s ability to repair damaged cells, decrease it’s ability to detoxify heavy metals, make tumor cells thrive, and make it more susceptible to fatigue and illness.  A blood pH of 6.9, which is only slightly acidic, can induce coma and death.

There is even a school of thought that says cholesterol attaches itself to the walls of arteries that are attempting to fight off acid damage.  

One of the best things we can do to correct an overly acid body is to clean up the diet and lifestyle.

Corn, lentils, winter squash and olives are all vegetables that are high in acid. For example, corn has a pH of 5.2, while lentils and olives have pH levels of 6.3 and 6, respectively. They still have fiber and other nutrients, but they are not good choices if you are trying to lower the levels of acid in your body.

Currants, blueberries, cranberries, canned fruits and glazed fruits are all examples of fruits that are acidic.The canned and glazed versions are acidic because they have sweeteners and preservatives added. Processed fruit juices are also high in acidity. Blueberries have a pH of 3.3, while cranberry juice weighs in with a pH of 2.3.


Processed grains and baked goods that are made with them are high in acidity. Examples of these include white bread, white rice, pasta, biscuits, bagels, doughnuts, pastries and crackers. These are also low in fiber and nutrients. White bread has a pH of 5, while white rice has a pH of 6.

Dairy Products
All forms of milk, yogurt, cream cheese, cottage cheese, butter, ice cream and hard cheese are all high in acid — for example milk’s pH is 6.4, while American cheese has a pH of 5. This goes for the non-fat versions all the way up to the whole-fat versions. Eggs also contain acid, with egg yolks at a pH of 6.1.

Nuts and Oils
Nuts that are high in acid include pecans, walnuts — pH 5.4 — peanuts, cashews and pistachios. This also includes the butters that are made from them. Oils that are high in acid include olive, sesame, safflower, sunflower, avocado, corn and canola oil.

All forms of alcohol are high in acid no matter whether they are light or low in calories. Examples of these include beer, wine — sherry-wine has a pH of 3.4 — hard liquor, spirits and scotch. Other beverages that are high in acid include soda, coffee and cocoa.


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