If you’ve searched the internet or read other books on he topic of pH balance, you’ve probably encountered conflicting information. For example, some sources list fruits as alkaline; others say it’s acidic. There is so much inaccurate information about acidity and alkalinity in widespread circulation that you no doubt grew confused as you tried to sort through it all.
I’ve sifted through stacks of information and over a dozen books, sorting the facts from the rampant misinformation, to give you charts, food lists and guideline you can rely on. Along the way, I encountered some alarming myths.
In a laboratory, some dairy products may test alkaline, but, like other animal products, almost all dairy products are acid-forming once they’re eaten (goat’s milk in the exception).
Unfortunately, most fruit is acidic. However, it is a healthy acidic food, and you can include it in your diet. A few types of fruit – lemons, limes, grapefruit (as long as it’s not excessively sweet), tomatoes, and avocados do have an alkalizing effect on your body.